Your question: What are the measurements on my sewing machine?

If you look at the throat plate of your sewing machine, you’ll notice guidelines. Each line is labeled with a measurement: 3/8”, 4/8” (or ½”), 5/8” (industry standard) and 6/8” (or ¾”). A ¼” seam is not labeled because it’s right in line with the edge of your throat plate, closest to the needle.

What do the lines on my sewing machine mean?

The lines on the stitch plate are there for you to use as a guide for your fabric, allowing you to maintain a straight line of stitching. You line up the edge of the fabric with the line that gives you the seam size you want and then guide the fabric along that line as you sew.

What is a thread guide?

noun In a sewing-machine, a device, as a loop or an eye, for guiding the thread when it is necessary to change the direction at any point between the spool and the eye of the needle.

What is a 1/2 inch seam allowance?

What is a Seam Allowance? Seam allowance is the distance between the seam stitching line and the cut edge of the fabric. The most common seam allowance used when joining fabric pieces together are 1/4 inch, 1/2 inch and 5/8 inch.

What holds the lower thread on a sewing machine?

Bobbin – The spool that sits in the lower part of the machine. It holds the thread that makes the underside of a stitch. Bobbin Case – The part of the machine that houses the bobbin. Feed/Feed Dogs – The metal teeth that stick up above the needle plate.

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Where is half an inch on sewing machine?

When the stitch width of the straight stitch (left needle position) is set to its standard setting (0.0 mm), the distance from the needle position to the right side of the presser foot is 12 mm (1/2 inch).

Where is the 3/8 mark on a sewing machine?

The 3/8” seam is usually the first line, the 5/8” the second. Your machine may be different. A ¼” seam is primarily used in piecing quilts.