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Feeding teeth on machine

How do i disengage the feeding teeth on my sewing machine? Apparently this may bethe reason its pulling the fabric underneath.

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  • radcal May 11, 2010

    You need to give us a model number. Most common in modern machines is a small lever on the back side of the free arm. Lay the palm of your right hand on the free arm and wrap your fingers around the back side. Slide your hand from side to side and you should feel the lever, if your machine has one. Some of the entry level machines only have the ability to do free motion by covering the teeth with a plastic cover that snaps into holes in the needle plate.
    Post your model number and someone will probably know for sure how to disable the teeth.



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There is either a "darning" option knob on machine, lower right hand, or a metal rod on top right that you use to lower the feeddogs.

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