Sewing Machine Parts and Accessories
An adaptor allows a user to interchange various types of feet without using a screw driver to remove the foot presently on the machine. It makes changing feet easier. It also allows non-brand feet to be used on any brand machine.
There are several varieties of adaptors. To determine which to use, one would need to know the size or description of the feet each individual machine would use.
This information can be found in the customer instruction book. If no book is available, email us or call 800-544-5858.
- Short Shank
- High Shank
- Slant Shank
- Superhigh Shank and Application
Adaptors may also be called shanks or ankles. Instead of an adaptor, you might want to use shanks permanently attached to each individual foot.
- straight stitch foot (hinged)
- zig zag foot (hinged)
- Straight stitch foot (Solid)
- Zig zag foot (solid)
Various chemicals to clean, lubricate, degrease, derust and/or polish a sewing machine, vacuum cleaner, or other appliance.
Belts are used to drive sewing machines, vacuums, and other appliances. Belts provide a link between motors and driveshafts. Belts are also available for timing a sewing machine. Each machine requires its own belts. The model umber is necessary to order.
Parts used to replace lost or broken parts used on bobbin cases. (Example: springs, screws, latches) Model number and name needed to order.
A bobbin case holds the bobbin and usually has some mechanism to control the tension of the thread as it pulls off the bobbin.
Each machine has a specific bobbin case. The customer should match the model number and name of machine to determine which case must be used.
If you have a question, email us or call 800-544-5858.
The bobbin case may also be called a bobbin holder or bobbin shuttle.
The bobbin is used to hold the bottom thread and is necessary for the machine to sew. Every machine has a specific bobbin, based on make, model and name. This information can be found in the customer instruction book. If no book is available,email us or call 800-544-5858.
The bobbin is also known as the shuttle or the lower thread. In some cases, prewound bobbins are available.
Devices that wind bobbins. Model number and name necessary to order.
Provide light to sewing bed. Bulbs come with various bases, shapes and sizes. Model number and name necessary for order.
Optional attachment for the sewing machine ti measure and sew buttonholes. Model and name necessary to order.
Parts used in an electric motor to provide contact to positive and negative poles.
Cleaners and Dusters
Various chemicals and tools used to clean and service a sewing machine.
Control Dials - Knobs - Levers
Cosmetic parts on a sweing machine used to adjust stitches.
- Zig Zag Lever - controls width of decorative stitches
- Stitch length arm/dial - controls length of stitch
- Pattern selector knob - controls selection of desired patterns.
CordsProvides electric power to appliance. Model number and name necessary to order.
Cut and Sew Attachments
A cut and sew attachment is used for mock serging.
The customer should match the model number and name of machine to determine which case must be used.
If you have a question, email us or call 800-544-5858.
The cut and sew attachment is also known as a serge device, or a cutting device.
Protective covers for sewing machines.
Parts used to provide electrical connection to sewing machine.
(Examples include lead cords, foot controls, foot control cords, light bulbs, light fixures.)
The even-feed attachment allows for even seams, matching plaids, and eliminates puckering, even when several layers of fabric are being sewn.
Part located under the needle plate. Teeth used to move material.
Foot Control Accessories
Friction pads used under foot control to prevent it from sliding.
Foot Control Parts
Parts used to replace lost or broken parts used on foot controls. (Example: springs, screws, latches) Model number and name needed to order.
A device used with the foot to control sewing machine speed.
Substance used to lubricate gears to prevent wear.
Hand Wheel Parts
Parts used to replace lost or broken parts used on hand wheels. (Example: springs, screws, latches) Model number and name needed to order.
Wheel located on right side fo machine used to manually move needle up and down.
The hook picks thread off the needle to create a stitch. Also called a shuttle.
Household Machine Needles
Various brands of needles available in different systems and sizes. The most common needle used in household machines is 15 x 1 size 11-14-16.
Some machines use different system needles, so when ordering it is wise to include brand and model number and description of material to be sewn.
Books with info on individual sewing machines. Describes threading, use of dials, bobbin winding, etc.
Knives are used on sergers only. they allow material to be cut to size to match the overlock (overcast) stitch. They make clean edges. The appropriate knife can be determined if the model number and brand are known. Knives are also known as cutters or blades.
Small brush used to remove lint and debris from sewing machines.
The appropriate looper can be determined if the model number and brand are known. Loopers are not known by any other name.
Chemical used to prepare and extend life of metal parts in sewing machine.
Provides electrical movement for sewing machines.
Parts used to replace lost or broken parts used on motors. (Example: springs, screws, latches) Model number and name needed to order.
Device that holds the needle in the needle bar.
Needle Clamp Screws
Screws in the needle clamp. Holds needle in place. Model number and brand needed to order.
Needle Clamp Gib
Small wedge-like part that presses on needle to hold in place. Model number and brand needed to order.
Container to store needles.
Liquid oil and solid grease used to lubricate sewing machines.
Plastic or leather case to transport and protect sewing machine.
Parts used to position bobbin case in sewing machines.
parts used to position bobbin case in sewing machines.
A pressure foot holds the fabric down and steady while the fabric is stitched. Pressure feet are used for several different purposes.
Presser feet have various names according to the sewers background, but are most commonly named for the purpose they accomplish.
- Zig-Zag Foot - allows space for needle to swing side-to-side to create a wide stitch.
- Hemmer Foot - Creates a 1/8" rolled hem by rolling the edge of the fabric to be stitched in one motion.
- Zipper Foot - Allows a needle to be placed close to the metal teeth of the zipper without breaking needles.
Rufflers are used when a gathered or pleated look is the desired effect. Rufflers are also known as pleasters or gatherers. Ruffling and pleating can be done by hand, but it requires much patience and skill.
Screws are mostly used to replace damaged or lost screws. The right screw is determined by the location on the machine, use, etc.
Serger feet perform the same function on sergers as presser feet perform on sewing machines.
Same as Adaptors
Same as presser feet, they attach by means of a snap-on connection.