Question about Sewing Machines
Look up "darning" and it shows a feed dog cover so that means this machine does not have dropping feed dogs.
Now that that is out of the way... most machines have the ability to adjust the height of the feed dogs. But without seeing your machine I can't advise you. It might be better to go have the machine adjusted and serviced.
Posted on Dec 12, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I finally figured this out. The feed dog switch in the back was not hitting anything when I moved it back and forth. There is a screw on the underside of the machine that I tightened. It seemed to do the trick. Thanks.
Posted on Jan 15, 2009
SOURCE: My kenmore 385 won't feed fabric
Check to see what pattern is selected. Be sure it isn't the buttonhole.Select straight stitch.Move the stitch length setting to 4.Turn the handwheel and see if the feed dogs move forward. Press the reverse lever and see if they move backwards. Select straight stretch stitch and turn the wheel to see if the feed dogs move forward and backward.Check the presser foot release on top of the machine and make sure there is pressure on the foot.
Sometimes the reverse assembly on this machine stops working because it has the wrong type of grease on it and it turns into a hard gummy mess that won't let it work.
Posted on May 16, 2009
This machine does not have a feed dog drop, but it does include a feed dog cover that covers them so you can do free motion. The cover is a little piece of black plastic that kind of resembles this:
Here is the link to the manual,
Let me know if you need more help, Chris
Posted on Jun 12, 2010
You probably do not have lever to put the feed dogs down. That's why you have a cover. To free style embroider or darn you don't need a foot but the presser foot has to be down and as you run the machine, YOU will be doing the stitching by moving your fabric back and forth. This is usually done with a wooden embroidery hoop so that your fabric stays taught. I have done it on jeans without a hoop. Hope this helps.
Posted on Aug 23, 2010
Take it back where you bought and have them show you how to do it. Or, see is you can tighten the needle plate yourself, If, you can't call Singer (1-800-4singer) and find out where the authorized service center is. You should not have to pay anything with it being new. Good luck
Posted on Oct 24, 2010
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