Installing the Cobra Class 4 Stirrup Plate

In this video I show you how to install the Stirrup Plate on a Cobra Class 4 Sewing Machine from Leather Machine Co.  The process in this video can also be used for other sewing machines that have a similar stirrup plate option.  This is also the process for installing the Holster Plate as well.

If you have been putting off trying out your stirrup plate on your Cobra machine, then I hope this video helps with any fears about the difficulty in changing this plate out.  Changing the plate out isn’t difficult and is worth the steps so that you can easily sew your stirrups or holsters using these plates.

If you haven’t watched our video on how I cover my stirrups, then you can watch that video here:


I also mention in the video a use that I found for the holster plate.  This plate makes sewing the gusset on our shave kits much easier.  You can watch our video on how I make my shave kits here:


*UPDATE: It was brought to my attention that I made two mistakes in this video:( Apparently I have the two plates confused. What I call the stirrup plate in the video is actually the holster plate and vice a versa. I have always known them as I referred to them in the video since that was the way I was taught, and either way they still both work for stirrups and I would imagine either one for holsters. But I wanted to clarify any miscommunication on my part.

Also, there is an actual measurement adjustment for the bottom feed dog upon reinstallation. I simply looked at it before taking it out and then put it back the same way. But there is a way to adjust it so that it is perfectly in position. On real heavy leather like I sew, this misadjustment will rarely cause an issue, but if you are sewing lighter weights most of the time and don’t have it adjusted correctly then you could get some back feeding. If you are having this issue then please call Leather Machine Co. and they can help you get it adjusted just right easily.

I apologize for any confusion and hopefully you are not having any problems with either on your machine.

Thanks so much for watching and I hope you found this video helpful.  If you have particular questions concerning your Cobra machine, then be sure and give Maker’s Leather or Leather Machine Co. a shout.  They are both very helpful with any help you may need with these machines.  And if you are thinking of getting a sewing machine then I would highly recommend checking out all the machines in the Cobra Lineup!  Here are links to both:

Maker’s Leather Supply

Leather Machine Co.