Click on the Name of the part (in the right hand column) to find out where it is located on the sewing machine and the purpose of that specific part.
Write the answers in the spaces provided on the worksheet "Parts of the "Emerald 116".
Some numbers are MISSING on the worksheet due to the model of sewing
machine we have (numbers correspond to the part number in the sewing machine
||Some page numbers
from the User's Guide are included to provide more information.
Ankle to Hold Foot
27. Ankle to Hold Foot - holds the sewing machine foot to the sewing machine.
14. Bobbin Cover Plate - covers the area where the bobbin is inserted into the shuttle hook of the sewing machine.
15. Bobbin Cover Plate Release Button - use this button to release the bobbin cover to insert or remove the bobbin. (page 11)
2. Bobbin Spindle - place the empty bobbin on this spindle to fill the bobbin with thread.
1. Bobbin Stop - once the bobbin is filled with thread this device stops the bobbin from being over-filled.
36. Buttonhole Lever - used to create manual button holes. (page 31)
29. Carry Handle - used to pick up and carry the sewing machine.
34. Drop Feed Lever - "Feed dogs" or feed teeth are the tracks the move the fabric under the pressure foot. Use the drop feed lever when you are doing "free motion" sewing such as embroidery or mending and darning. (page 8)
13. Extension Table (accessory storage) - used to store sewing machine parts. This table is removed to do free-arm sewing.
9. Face Plate - where the light and other mechanical parts are located.
35. Free Arm - remove the extension table to access the free arm. This is very useful for sewing sleeves, waistbands, pant legs or any other tubular garments. Great for darning socks or mending knees in pant legs or elbows on shirts.
30. Handwheel - controls the movement of the needle and the thread take-up lever. Pull the handwheel out to put the machine in bobbin winding mode. (page 12)
3. Hole for extra Spool Pin - used for the vertical spool pin when using a double needle or when your spool of thread does not fit on the horizontal spool pin.
33. Machine Socket - plug the power supply to the machine socket and then into the wall socket.
25. Needle - specially designed thin metal shaft that carries the thread through the fabric.
26. Needle Clamp Screw - holds the needle in its proper place.
12. Needle Plate - metal plate directly under the needle and contains seam guides to help you measure proper seam distances. (page 23)
11. Needle Threader - helps you to thread the eye of the sewing machine needle. (page 15)
31. Power Switch - turns on/off the sewing machine and light.
24. Presser Foot - the foot that holds the fabric down on the needle plate while the feed dogs move the fabric under the sewing machine.
37. Presser Foot Lifter - Raises and lowers the presser foot onto the needle plate for sewing. The presser foot MUST BE DOWN when sewing.
8. Presser Foot Pressure Dial - Turn the dial to adjust the pressure of the presser foot on the fabric when sewing on different thicknesses of fabric. The pressure dial should be set at 3 for regular sewing. (page 8)
19. Reverse Stitch Lever - when you press the reverse lever downwards, the machine will sew in reverse. The machine will only sew in reverse as long as the lever is pressed down. This is great for locking your stitches at the beginning and end of a seam. (page 8)
20. Sewing Guide - a reference chart to help select the best stitches, stitch length, stitch width, thread tension, presser foot and presser foot pressure for your sewing technique and fabric. (pg 7)
4. Spool Pin Holder - holds the spool of thread on the horizontal spool pin.
5. Spool Pin - holds the spool of thread horizontally.
21. Stitch Length Dial - turn the dial to set the desired stitch length number at the setting mark. The higher the number, the longer the stitch.
The "buttonhole" symbol shows the adjustment range when sewing the buttonholes. ALWAYS raise the needle to its highest position before turning the stitch length dial as this can damage the sewing machine. (page 18)
22. Stitch Selection Dial - Raise the needle to its highest position then turn the stitch selection dial to set the desired stitch pattern number at the setting mark. Number 1 = straight stitch. (page 17-18)
23. Stitch Width Dial - Raise the needle to its highest position then turn the stitch width number at the setting mark. The higher the number the wider the zig-zag width when in zig-zag mode. When straight stitching, it will move the position of the needle. Set at "0" the needle will be positioned far left and at "5" the needle will be centered. (page 19)
10. Thread Cutter - used to cut the thread.
6. Thread Guide for Bobbin Winding - tension guide used to wind thread around the bobbin. (page 12)
7. Thread Take-up Lever - used for properly threading the top thread of the machine. (page 14)
16. Thread Tension Dial - used to adjust the tension of the top sewing thread. (page 20)
28. Thumbscrew - holds the ankle for the pressure foot.
Modified 12 October 2012
Created by Jo Black July