How to Use a Computerized Sewing Machine

How to use a computerized sewing machine

For those who decided learn how to sew, the first step is choosing a sewing machine. First thing you need to decide what type of sewing machine should you buy: mechanical, computerized or electronic.
Tips: For beginner I recommend to choose a simple mechanical sewing machine. They are easy to operate and they will be the most affordable.

Electronic sewing machine is a higher level. Control of many operations is carried out in part with help of electronics boards. This is the best choice for lovers to sew garments having some skills.

Computerized sewing machines have very many technical ability. All processes are under control of computer programs and some of them can be connected to your computer or notebook. They have only one disadvantage - computerized models are most expensive type of sewing machines.

In this article you will learn main features of modern computerized sewing machines.
This article helps you choose a sewing machine rightly.

LCD screen of computerized machines

LCD screen of computerized machines

Electronic and computerized machines will typically have an LCD screen that helps you visually to control a work of sewing machine and to select most operations.

A lot of decorative stitches

Several styles of buttonholes

Such models sewing machines have several kinds of automatic buttonholes and have other utility and decorative capabilities.

Decorative stitches of computerized machines

Computerized sewing machines can do any decorative stitches and some of them can make embroidery designs on fabric.

Threading of computerized machines

Threading a computerized machines

Threading of computerized machines is very simple and does not differ from other types of sewing machines.

How to thread computerized machines

On this photo is shown pressure regulating selector of presser foot. The higher is value the more is pressing a fabric to feed dogs. For different types of fabrics need to select a certain pressure of presser foot.

Device for winding a thread onto bobbin

Device for winding a thread on spool on computerized machines does not differ from other types of sewing machines.

Thread Tensioner

The thread tension assembly has a typical standard design.

Rotary hook and other parts

Rotary hook of computerized machines

Every modern computerized sewing machine has a needle throat plate. Let's look under this metal throat plate.

Presser foot of computerized machines

Firstly, remove a presser foot.

Needle plate of sewing machine

Remove two screws and gently lift up the needle throat plate.

Plastic bobbin

Computerized sewing machines have modern type of shuttle - vertical rotary shuttle. This device has hook and bobbin but does not have a bobbin case.
It's feature of shuttle hook system provides a low noise sewing machines work, higher speed and good quality of sewing.

Control knobs of computerized machines

Machine control is performed using buttons. No need to switch a handle like mechanical sewing machines. It is enough to gently touch a button and computer program chooses and installs desired options of sewing machine work automatically.

Presser foot lever

View from bottom up on needle assembly. All parts of computerized sewing machines are reliable and durable.

Electronic foot pedal of computerized machines

Electronic pedal of computerized machines

Foot pedal controller of this sewing machine is similar to other pedals only visually.

Device an electronic pedal

If you can look inside you will to find a modern type of sewing machine speed controller.

Power switch

This plug is needed for connecting foot pedal to sewing machine.

Do not remove any protective covers

Cover of motor compartment

Any sewing machine should be lubricated and cleaned from dust and dirt periodically. Be sure to read about how to clean and lubricate your computerized sewing machine in an attached manual. Carefully read all items written in the manual and strongly follow these recommendations.
Note: Some modern sewing machines do not require oiling.

Removing any protective covers from computerized sewing machines can do only in service centers.

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