How does a sewing machine work?
Most people here in Germany always wear some kind of clothing except showering, and spend a total of 76.25 billion euros on shoes and clothes every year.
The women’s clothing is with just over 30 billion euros sales clearly ahead of men’s clothing with just 15.8 billion. But no matter what kind of clothing you talk to, it always has to be sewn. Either industrial or – increasingly popular – at home. The sewing principle is always the same.
Today’s interviewee Klaus, who works in customer service for sewing machines, informs us today about these and other questions.
How Does A Sewing Machine Work From The Basic Principle?
The basic principle is actually relatively simple, only the implementation is a bit complicated. With the sewing machine you have to know that there are two threads, an upper thread and a lower thread.
The upper thread is the one that passes through the needle, the lower thread practically comes out of the bottom of the sewing machine.
If the needle now pierces the fabric, then it creates a small hole at this point, which is important for later. The upper thread is then below the fabrics and is wrapped by a gripping arm around the lower thread so that the two form a loop.
The needle then moves back together with the upper thread. But since he forms a loop with the bobbin thread, he takes the bobbin thread with him.
The loop, i.e. the point at which the two threads are “connected” together, is then in the hole, while at the top just has the upper thread and below the fabric the lower thread. The loops and the tension keep this system together.
There are many different stitches, but basically they all work on the basic principle of two threads that hold each other Sewing Machine Reviews.
So that the needle now does not always pierce in the same place, it is linked to a mechanism that pulls the fabric forward. Whenever the needle goes up, the fabric is moved a little further with the help of a gripper arm and gear. This one has a uniform and beautiful seam.
What Can You Do With Sewing Machines?
In common machines such as the Bernina sewing machine you can usually set stitch patterns and the stitch length. And of course the thread tension, which is sometimes wrongly set. It is then trying to study.
The optimal seam is firm, but not so tight that it eats into the fabric. In addition, viewed from the bottom of the upper thread should shine through easily.
If the thread tension is too low, then the seam looks a bit worn out (which is definitely obvious at first glance), if it is too high, then the seam eats into the fabric.
That too does not look pretty, so it’s worth paying close attention to modern sewing machines take one of these settings but also from, are via touch screen to use and have extras such as Einfädelhilfen, automatic thread tension or aids for fabric cutting. Again, the technical development has not come on the spot.
Is It Possible To Sew All Fabrics Or Are There Any Limits?
Well, even a powerful sewing machine cannot sew everything. Where the limit is exactly, there is no number. That’s just like drilling machines and hard walls. But that does not mean that you cannot sew particularly robust fabrics!
There is also the bulletproof fashion, which is also sewn together with sewing machines. The sewing machine comes through, not the ball.
How Far Can You Go With The Speed?
To my knowledge, the fastest home sewing machines are around 1300 stitches per minute. With a common stitch length of about 0.7 to 0.8 millimeters, the 10.4 meters seam in one minute. Which of course is unrealistic, because of course you do not come so fast. The maximum speeds have risen in the last few years but in any case, and I think that at some point is only a nice number. Sewing is not about speed, it’s about quality. If I sew a scarf in 10 minutes and 10 seconds instead of 11 minutes and 37 seconds, it will not do me much if it makes it crooked and crooked.
Can the machines also sew automatically or does it always need someone to serve them? Sewing machines are not completely self-sufficient, not even an industrial sewing machine gets by without any operation.
As mentioned above, there are Einfädelhilfen or Abschneidehilfen, but the right sewing is nunmal complex, because ultimately not always exactly the same handle is executed.
There are several handles together, all of which differ from sewing to sewing. In addition, a person realizes much faster, if something goes wrong and how he can solve the problem.
But since we already have amazing mature self-driving cars, I can imagine in some years but also fully automatic sewing machines, which you put stuff and thread in the closet before breakfast and then pick up his freshly sewn jeans for the way to work, Whether it would not be cheaper to buy a normal machine and hire someone is another question.
What Alternatives To A Sewing Machine
Re there anyway? Gluing has established itself as an alternative, especially as far as the mending is concerned. However, in my opinion it cannot replace sewing, it is often too difficult to use (especially in terms of dispensing) and too unsustainable.