What materials are needed in cleaning the sewing machine properly?
Pie tins for small parts and cleaning solution Small screwdriver Large screwdriver Cleaning brush ( nylon type available at sewing centers) Knife for cleaning use ( pocket or paring) Long needle or small crochet hook for cleaning Cleaning cloths Cloth for testing stitch ( 6-inch squares of old sheet- ing are excellent) …
What is a dog feed on a sewing machine?
Feed dogs are the little metal teeth that are found inside of your sewing machine’s needle plate. The purpose of the feed dogs is to grab your fabric and feed it through the sewing machine so that you can focus on all of your other sewing needs.
What lowers and raises the feed dog?
The feed dog position switch is located on the rear of the machine on the base. – Make sure that the needle is in its highest position. – Slide the drop feed lever to the left (as seen from the rear of the machine) and turn the hand wheel one complete turn to raise the feed dogs.
Why are they called feed dogs?
My research suggests that the toothiness of the device led to the name “dog.” On a sewing machine, it’s easy to see how the feed mechanism, which grips and pulls the fabric, resembles a dog’s teeth. The feed dog as we know it was patented by American inventor Allen B. Wilson in 1854.