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I need to raise the teeth on a Bernina sewing machine and I can't remember how to do it. Any help?

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On the front of your machine, is there a knob that you turn for zig-zag/straight stiching and the other way for darning? There will be an icon showing the stitches

The darning selection will lower the feed dogs.

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Depends on how new or old your Bernina is. The older ones have the knob on the lower front left side. The newer ones have a button on the right side you need to push in to lower, then push in again to release them back up.

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