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Probably a dumb question but do most sewing machines "tie" the ends or make knots I guess?

Author : drip

Submitted : 2018-01-03 07:29:24    Popularity:     

Tags: sewing  machines  dumb  question  quot  

I will be sewing together thousands of pieces of fleece so just wondering how that works

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After thinking about these answers overnight and dwelling on your question I think the entry really want is an explanation of how lockstitch sewing machines work. If that's true the answer is that there are two pieces of thread running through the machine. The one that's visible, from the spool on the top, after going through several tensioning devices goes down to the end of the needle through a groove in its side and then through the eye near the sharp point of the needle. Each time the needle is pushed in the fabric, this thread is extended and when the needle starts to pull back friction on the thread causes a loop to form just above the point. This is when the other thread gets involved.
The other thread is wound on on a much smaller spool called a Bobben that is installed underneath the sewing machine deck in line with the needle. Because the bobbin is self-contained it is free to turn over and over and over. It passes its thread through the temporarily slack loop of the upper thread and turns to lock it, the upper mechanism pulling the combination snug. Of course, different brands of machines do the details differently per their own patents.

the manual would know.

Most sewing machines do not have the auto tie feature. Many make a tack or have a reverse button so that you can tack the beginning and the ends.

If you don't have a manual for your machine check around for a .pdf online.

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Your best bet is to sew forward a few stitches then reverse your machine for a few stitches. I do this about 3 times at the start and end of everything I sew.

You need to do a reverse stitch at the end of the seam. Do not wait until you are off the fabric to reverse. This will bunch the fabric at the end.
You do not need to go back and forth more than once,

Regular sewing machines use a "lockstitch" rather than a "chainstitch," so in a way they at least wrap one of the threads around the other (but only one "wrap").

To more firmly secure the end of a sewing line, one of these things will usually be done (on a regular lockstitch
machine);
... at the end of a stitching line, a few stitches will be sewn in reverse which will go back over the last few forward-stitches
... at the end of stitching, the stitch length will be set to very-short so the stitches will be very close to each other and shorter which will automatically hold better than regular-length stitches
(...the threads' tails will just be left long at the end of the stitching line hanging off the end of the fabric--the tails won't hold the end of stitching as tightly as the other options, but longer tails will at least be a deterrent for easy uncoupling of the two stitched-together fabrics)

I don't think a sewing machine ties the ends. At least not the machines I have used, but none of them have been newer than 1980 or so.

Standard technique is to sew to the end, flip into reverse for 1/8 to 1/4 inch or so, then flip to forward again and go to the end. Maybe repeat a few more times if the seam will be stressed or stretched. That should create enough resistance to unraveling for most purposes.



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