How do I raise or lower the feed dogs?

Use the feed dog position switch to raise or lower the feed dogs.


The position of the feed dog position switch depending on your machine
Feed dog position switch

1 Feed dog position switch
Feed dog position switch

1 Feed dog position switch
Feed dog position switch

1 Feed dog position switch
Feed Dog Adjustment Knob

1 Feed Dog Adjustment Knob


  • The feed dogs are up : The feed dogs are up and will help guide the fabric.

  • The feed dogs are down : The feed dogs are down and will not help guide the fabric.



  • Raise the presser foot lever, and then slide the drop feed lever.
  • Set the lever in the The feed dogs are up position for normal sewing.
  • The feed dogs can not be raised only by sliding the drop feed lever to The feed dogs are up.
    Raise the feed dogs as described below.
    1. Slide the drop feed lever to The feed dogs are up.
    2. Turn the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise), or press the "Needle Position" button once or twice.

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