Sewing Machine Magic: How Your Machine Makes Stitches | New Quilters

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I’ve been doing some research for my next book and came across this wonderful animation that shows how a sewing machine links the upper thread and bobbin thread to make stitches. Have you ever wondered how this happens? To tell the truth, I never did until just now. Once I saw how clever the stitching mechanism is, though, I was impressed all over again by the ingenuity of these machines we quilters rely on every day.


How your sewing machine makes stitches.

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