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sewing machine [5]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 [5] presser foot bobbin feed dog needle slide plate hinged presser foot thread trimmer presser bar needle clamp needle clamp screw thread guide needle bar

presser foot click to hear

Part of the sewing machine that keeps the fabric flat against the feed dogs during sewing.

bobbin click to hear

Spool on which the lower thread is wound.

feed dog click to hear

Each of the pointed metal pieces that move the fabric while sewing.

needle click to hear

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

slide plate click to hear

Plate that slides open, providing access to the lower stitching components.

hinged presser foot click to hear

Articulated end of the presser foot; it consists of two branches between which the needle passes.

thread trimmer click to hear

Slit in which the threads are inserted to cut them after sewing.

presser bar click to hear

Cylindrical rod that ends in the presser foot.

needle clamp click to hear

Part in which the needle shank is inserted.

needle clamp screw click to hear

Part that secures the needle shank to the needle clamp.

thread guide click to hear

Part that guides the thread toward the eye of the needle.

needle bar click to hear

Cylindrical rod that supports the needle clamp at its lower end and produces the up-and-down movement of the needle.