In the market for a new needle plate or feed dog? GoldStar Tool has the sewing machine parts to fit your specific sewing machine. We have a wide variety of parts for various makes and models, including Brother, Consew, JUKI, Pegasus, Pfaff, Singer, and Yamato.
Continue below for more information about needle plates and feed dogs…
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.
Some machines have marks on their needle plates that show seams allowance and needle placement. You can use these lines as a guide to help you sew straighter seems rather than “eyeballing” it and hoping it comes out well. The right needle plate will help you sew the perfect seems and simplify your sewing.
Your needle plate can make the difference between the perfect sewing project and one that is full of flaws.
A feed dog is a basic component of any sewing machine, and it helps you keep your fabric moving as you sew.
Feed dogs are the little metal teeth that are found inside of your sewing machine’s needle plate. The purpose of the feed dogs is to grab your fabric and feed it through the sewing machine so that you can focus on all of your other sewing needs. As you press on the pedal of your sewing machine, this is what controls how fast your fabric moves. The harder you press on the pedal, the faster the feed dogs work.
It is the job of the feed dogs to help you sew a more consistent and high-quality stitch.
Many machines allow you to lower the feed dogs to allow more control over their project, as this eliminates the pull of the fabric through the machine. This is an option if you are someone who likes to freehand.
Be sure to check your sewing machine’s make and model before purchasing your needle plate. Not all needle plates and feed dogs will fit all machines, and many are made specifically to a machine’s make and model.
If you are unsure about what type of needle plate or feed dog you need for your machine, be sure to contact us and we can help you locate the perfect part for your sewing machine.
Whether you are buying a new needle plate or feed dog for your sewing machine, you want to be sure you pick out the right one to fit your needs. Give GoldStar Tools a call at 1-800-868-4419 or contact us online for help finding the right part for your sewing machine.