What is a needle plate used for?
A sewing machine throat plate has holes or slots for the needle to pass through as it moves up and down to stitch the fabric. It accommodates the different needle positions and fancy stitches available on the machine.
What is needle plate sewing machine?
A needle plate, also known as the throat plate, is a removable metal shield found on all sewing machines. This little metal shield is used to cover the bobbin area of your machine. However, some machines use special needle plates to help you with your sewing.
What happens when there is a problem with the throat plate?
If your throat plate has been nicked by you sewing over a pin it will snag the bobbin thread and cause tension problems. Your sewing may look all uneven and certain sections may look caught and looped.
What does 9 mm sewing machine mean?
The 9mm Stitch Plate with 5.5mm Stitch Hole was specially designed for the 7 Series. Its special feature is the narrow needle opening. It is therefore ideal for sewing decorative stitches with a width of up to 5.5 mm.
Why does my sewing machine needle keep jamming?
So, if your stitch length is too fine, it can cause your machine to jam. Sewing machines can also jam if there is a problem with the needle. It could be bent or broken, preventing the thread from going through the fabric. Check your sewing machine needle to see if there are any problems with it.
Why do I need a 9 mm needle plate?
One advantage of having 9 mm stitch width capability is to see decorative stitches and alphabets really pop. In order to achieve the maximum stitch width, the needle plate has to have the wide 9 mm opening, which means that the fabric support is further from the center needle position.
Where does the needle go in a sewing machine?
Needle Clamp (or Needle Bar). This is what holds the needle straight and steady in the sewing machine. Needle (or Throat) Plate. The needle plate is the flat, metal plate under the needle that covers the bobbin. When you’re making stitches, the needle goes down through the needle plate.
How big of a needle do you need for a stitch plate?
On even layers, a size 100 or 110 needle is usually enough on its own, but when crossing bulkier areas without the above trilogy, the needle is likely to deflect and hit the stitch plate…and break. However, with the above 3 elements in place, you can expect the following:
Why do you use a small hole in the needle?
The small hole leaves very little gap space around the needle, so the fabric doesn’t have a chance to crater and dip into the hole. So, the finest fabrics don’t get ‘eaten up’ by the machine (a term we all understand!).