What Is a Free Arm Sewing Machine?

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A free arm is an attachment found in most sewing machines. It can be removed to convert from a flat bed to free arm from the machine. The free arm is used for any difficult areas to sew like sleeves and trouser hems.
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The free arm on a sewing machine holds the bobbin, shuttle, and feed dogs. Most free-arm sewing machines come with an accessory that snaps on and off to convert the free arm to a flat-bed surface. It easily sews cuffs and sleeves and any Other circular shape with a free arm sewing machine. The shape of the free arm allows you to slip the fabric around the arm.
A free arm sewing machine is a sewing machine that has a removable drop down plate. This drop down plate allows you to sew pant legs and cuffs.
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