Parts of a sewing machine and how to operate them



Students will become familiar with the sewing machine parts and their operation. They will be able to list, locate, identify and explain the functions of sewing machine parts. They will be able to operate the sewing machine, wind a bobbin and make their stitch samples for their project.

Lesson Time

Parts of a sewing Machine
2 Class Periods

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Fashion and Interior Design
    • Fashion Design and Merchandising
Grade Levels
  • 11
  • 12

Standards and Objectives


California's 2008 CTE Standards (1)
California Academic Content Standards (1)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • This lesson will help students to be able to:
  • Recognize and identify a sewing machine.
  • Locate and explain the functions of various sewing machine parts.
  • Wind the bobbin and thread the sewing machine.
  • Operate a sewing machine.
  • Compile a checklist to follow when resolving sewing machine problems.
  • Use sewing machine to make stitch samples.

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