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Knit fabric is stuck in feed

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: My fabric won't advance.

Hi Jodyk...Remove your flatbed so you can access your bobbin area. Open the cover of the bobbin area. The shiny/bright components consist of the Bobbin, which snaps into the Shuttle Hook, which is contained in the Race. Immediately right of the Race is a pewter/matte silver colored lever. Press the lower portion of the lever to raise the Feed Dogs. Pressing the upper portion drops the Feed Dogs, and is commonly used to accomplish free-hand applique work......good luck my friend.

Posted on Aug 02, 2007

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SOURCE: the dog feeds will not

The first thing I would check is the button/switch on the back that raises and lowers the feed dogs. This has happened to me and I still don't know how they got lowered. If they are in the proper position then remove the cover plate and check for dust thread or other foreign objects... Hope this helps!

Posted on Oct 12, 2008

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SOURCE: feed dog wont feed the fabric

Remove the needleplate and clean between the teeth of the feeddogs.
Ensure the feeddogs are not lowered for free motion sewing.
Don't know the make/model to be any more specific, so post back here or to the Contact Us page at  www.bargainbox.com.au if there is more to do.

Posted on Nov 24, 2008

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SOURCE: Brother XL-6562 sewing machine is not feeding fabric through properly

Oil might help but it sounds like you don't have enough pressure on the foot. You can take the casing off where the light is and there is a screw back there that controls the tension on the pressure foot. It is not meant to be changed by anyone but a professional. I've changed the tension but it wasn't easy. If you are still interested let me know and I will try to explain.

Posted on May 21, 2009

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SOURCE: the feed dog is not pulling the fabric and I

Hi, possible causes: see if there is an up and down movement of the feed dog during a cycle. If it moves check that the throat plate is not the feed cover plate used where fabric feed is not needed. If there is no movement, check that the setting is not for embroidering where the feed dog is neutralized for free motion stitching. Otherwise open the buttom cover and observe its movement under various sewing settings.

Posted on Aug 05, 2009

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Fabric not advancing


Make sure the feed dogs are not in the dropped position (for darning).

If it is very light-weight fabric, most machines will have a presser foot pressure adjustment that will increase the presser foot's pressure on the feed dogs, thus pulling the fabric through better.

Make sure the feed dogs are clean--no debris stuck between the teeth, under the feed dogs, or around the bobbin case. If it is an older machine that has been used a lot, the feed dogs could be worn down and need replacement or adjustment. (Do not run the machine with the presser foot directly on the feed dogs. This will cause excessive wear to the feed dogs and the presser foot.)

Jul 25, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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My fabric won't feed


Check that the feed dogs have not been dropped for darning or free motion quilting. If the feed dogs do not rise above the needleplate, they will not pull the fabric through the machine.

Feed dogs do wear (which is why one should always sew with fabric against the feed dogs--never on bare metal).

Something else that happens is that gunk builds up between the teeth of the feed dogs so that they no longer have the grip they need to move the fabric.

Another thing to check is the presser foot "pressure." A lot of sewing machines have a pressure adjustment that increases or decreases the amount of pressure the presser foot applies to the fabric and feed dogs. (Consult your owners manual.) he pressure can be adjusted according to the type of fabric being sewn.

http://www.sewdaily.com/how-to-sew/sewing-machine-basics/the-best-kept-secret-on-your-sewing-machine

http://makeitsew.biz/presser-foot-pressure

Adjusting the presser foot pressure on your sewing machine

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Sep 04, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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Just wanted to check troubleshooting ideas on the feed dogs. They seem to be engaged but not running fabric through when sewing


Check that the stitch length is set to make ~10 stitches per inch. This stitch is long enough to actually move the fabric. If the stitch length is set too short, the fabric will stay barely move and the needle will stitch almost in place.

Check that the feed dogs have not been dropped for darning or free motion quilting. In this position, they do not rise and are, therefore, unable to contact the fabric to pull it through the machine.

With the presser foot raised and using no fabric, hand rotate the handwheel and watch if the feed dogs actually drop down below the needle plate, move toward the front of the machine, then rise above the needle plate, and move toward the back of the machine. If the feed dogs are moving in this manner, then they are functioning properly.

Is there lint or gunk stuck in the feed dogs? This will restrict the ability of the feed dogs to grip the fabric.

Are the feed dogs worn? Are the little teeth worn so there are no sharp points?

What type fabric are you using? If it is very light-weight or slick fabric, the feed dogs will have a difficult time gripping the fabric. Most machines have a presser foot pressure adjustment so that more pressure is applied between the presser foot and the feed dogs. Consult your Owner's Manual. The adjustment is usually a dial either on the left side of the machine, on the front of the machine located above the needle bar, or on vintage machines it is usually a skrew located under the top lid above the needle bar.

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Mar 26, 2016 | Husqvarna Sewing Machines

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I have a Necchi 537FA and I want to know what the knob (on the right hand side) with the dot and knit symbol does. This knob is the last one on the right hand side. Thanks in advance for the help.


I suspect the knob on the lower right hand side is the feed dog knob. The "knit" symbol is for the feed dog. One setting drops the feed dogs so you can move the fabric yourself, ie free motion quilting. The other setting raises the feed dogs so the machine will feed the fabric for you.

to find a manual, Search the internet:
Brand + Model + the word "Manual"
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Aug 19, 2015 | Necchi Sewing Machines

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My singer 6180 feet dogs eats fabric at the top of feed dogs fabric gets stuck and does not feed the fabric why???


It sounds like the height of your feed dogs is the problem. I don't know which model you have, but of it's a plastic casing, you will need to take it in for service.

Mar 05, 2015 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Feed dog not moving fabric forward


it would be a good idea to have the feed dogs checked to see why
they are not moving the fabric

Jan 07, 2013 | Brother XL-6562 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Fabric will not feed


DO NOT pull your fabric through. Under the face plate you will find the feed dogs. They are two rows of "textured" metal things that grab the fabric from underneath and pull it back. This pulls your fabric through. Look in your manual for info on the feed dogs. They are adjustable. You need to raise the feed dogs to a higher position.

Aug 12, 2012 | Singer Sewing Machines

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My Bernina 180 will not feed when I use a twin needle on knit fabric.


are you using a stretch twin needle; without one you'll get skipped stitches. However, the feed sounds more like a feed dog issue. Have you lowered the feed dogs for any reason? Will it sew on a woven cotton okay? If yes, but not feeding the knit then you could try turning up the presser foot pressure and see if that helps with the feed.

If you look across the needle plate with the presser foot removed and manually turn it through a stitch sequence, can you see the feed dogs coming up above the needle plate??

Jun 13, 2011 | Bernina Artista 180

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How to use the differential adjustment knob on the Juki MO-644D. Not seeing instruction in the manual


Found the manual here on features page http://jukihome.com/products/mo644d.html
Differntial feeding is covered on page 25, and the diagram showing location of the differential feed knob and stitch length knobs inside the cloth plate is on page 2.

So swing open the left cover (cloth plate) to access these controls.

Differential feed means you change the feeding speed of the two feed dogs so the front one feeds at a different speed to the back one. Effectively, this either streches the fabric as you seam, or pushes the fabric together as you seam. So if you want to do a rolled hem "lettuce" edge you are stretching the fabric with the differential feed to achieve this, turn the numbers up. If you are sewing a loose knit and it is "waving" then turn the diff feed down to 0.7 or so to squeeze the fabric back together.

That's basically it! Like anything on an overlocker, test sew, adjust, test sew, adjust until you are getting the right effect.

Feb 28, 2011 | Juki MO-644D Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Why does the backing gather up even though it is penned and sprayed with quilting spray


Presser foot tension is to low for the weight/finish of the fabric, or bottom dogs are worn.
  • The feed dog feeds the fabric under the presser foot while you guide the fabric.


  • The feed dog regulates the stitch length by how much fabric passes under the presser foot as the machine stitches.


  • It is important for you to not push and pull the fabric under the presser foot. Allow the feed dog to move the fabric, so that you do not bend and break sewing machine needles.
Hope this helps.

Feb 09, 2011 | Sewing Machines

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