Lifehacks

7 unexpected and useful life hacking on a sewing machine, which you might not know

Probably, experienced seamstresses and all those who are interested in sewing already know about some life hacking, however, this information will definitely prove useful for beginners. These lifehacks will be helpful anyway, and you can apply them while sewing.

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Life hacking number 1

If you like to do darning or embroidery, and in your sewing machine there is no system for lowering the teeth of the conveyor, you can solve this problem yourself. To do this, take two washers, the thickness should be greater than the raised teeth of the conveyor. Unscrew the needle plate in the place where the bolts, put the washers and fasten back. Now the teeth of the conveyor do not rise above the plate.

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Life hacking number 2

If your sewing machine with a soft press starts very sharply, for this you need to disassemble the pedal. This is not difficult to do. Find the part that is responsible for speed. Clockwise, turn the mechanism sideways and check whether the new speed suits us.

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Life hacking number 3

If there is no side thread cutter in your sewing machine, and there are no scissors at hand, this problem can be solved very simply. In 99% of cases in the machine there is such a cut. With it, you can easily cut the thread.

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Life hacking number 4

If your sewing machine is winding up too little or too much thread, just adjust the correct winding thread.

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Life hacking number 5

If the tension of the lower thread has ceased to be adjusted on your sewing machine, you need to unscrew the adjustment screw and remove the plate completely - it is possible that garbage has accumulated under it.

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Life hacking number 6

If you want to adjust the lower thread tension to the factory settings or almost, and there are no measuring devices on hand, it’s not so difficult to solve this problem. Cut the thread, insert it into the cap and tighten the thread, wind it up a little on the finger. Measure 20 cm and throw the cap under its own weight. She slips another 4 cm, for a total of 24 cm - the correct thread tension.

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Life hacking number 7

If you have chosen the center position of the needle on a straight line, and the needle relative to the hole is not in the center, then you can adjust it yourself. Remove the side cover. Here is the adjustment. Loosen her. After that you can move the needle. Set the center position and lock.

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