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In the Know: Throat Plates

A straight-stitch throat plate, below, has a small round hole for the needle to pass through, allowing less area for the machine to take in or “swallow” the fabric. Use this throat plate for straight stitching.

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A standard throat plate, below, has a thin oblong opening for the needle to pass through. Use this throat plate when making a zigzag stitch and when using a twin needle.

A standard throat plate, below, has a thin oblong opening for the needle to pass through. Use this throat plate when making a zigzag stitch and when using a twin needle