Throat plate is a basic component of sewing machine. Sometimes it is called needle plate or stitching plate. It is a flat metal piece below the presser foot. Throat plate placed under the machines needle and presser foot. The throat plate has an opening for the needle for stitching and an opening for the feed dog for emerge from below and forward the fabric towards the needle.
A throat plate consist of –
- Needle Hole
Description of Throat Plate: A throat plate has some features. The features of throat plate are given below.
- Throat plate is a static component.
- It contains slots for feed dog.
- It has one or more holes for the needle.
- The upper surface of the throat plate is highly polished.
The basic function of a throat plate is to pass out the fabric over this area as smoothly as possible. So, throat plate is a important element of a sewing machine.