I would like to ask any sewing machine experts to please point out anything I'm doing wrong. I'm a self taught sewer and am learning about the machine by working my way through the manual.
|Tension device on a Singer 127|
|Turn counter clockwise, be careful not to damage the threading.|
The bits I removed, from left to right. I've even managed to keep them in the direction I removed them from the machine (this time).
This little piece of mettle is from inside the bigger piece of mettle. I wish my brain was feeling fit enough to find the right word, but basically, there is a mechanism inside the machine that makes it when the pressure foot is up, there is less tension on the thread to allow it to flow freely through the tension device, and when the pressure foot is lowered, an arm rests on this little bit of mettle to increase the tension on the thread. Apologies for the lack of words, I really don't write as well in the evenings.