Growing up in Finland, I learned my sewing-and-related vocabulary in Finnish, of course. Since then, I’ve amassed an almost as comprehensive vocab in English and even a smattering in Swedish.
Words for sewing machine parts seem the most difficult for me. Even though I’ve studied my machine manual, I have a hard time remembering the English terminology. (The Finnish ones tend to surface a lot.) If only this brilliant, geeky sewing machine diagram were more widely known, I might have a better chance!
Poster by Regretsy at Zazzle.
Hoo-ha is so much more onomatopoeic than Reverse Stitch Lever. My machine doesn’t have arc reactors nearly as cool, though.
Got favorite terms? Mine are either bobbinator or uppydowny. 🙂
Note: I wasn’t paid or perked to mention this; just passing along a good thing.