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sewing machine [4]click to hear

Machine used to assemble two pieces of fabric by means of a series of stitches made with a needle and thread.
sewing machine [4] needle point eye blade groove shank

needle click to hear

Metal stem that passes the thread through the fabric to form a stitch.

point click to hear

Lower end of the needle, used to pierce the fabric.

eye click to hear

Hole at the bottom of the needle that the thread passes through.

blade click to hear

Part of the needle between the shank and the eye.

groove click to hear

Narrow channel in the needle for guiding the thread.

shank click to hear

Upper end of the needle that fits into the needle clamp.