Seam Allowance Lines
The lines on the needle plate and bobbin cover plate help
measure seam width.
The number shows the space between the center needle
position (set stitch width/needle position dial at 0) and the
line on the needle plate.
The numbers at the front are in millimeters. The numbers
at the back are in inches.
Foot Control and Sewing Speed
Sewing speed is determined by how hard you press on
the foot control
control, the faster the machine runs.
Model 3230 only
Slide the speed control lever
speed. For a faster speed, slide it up; for a slower speed,
slide it down.
How to Drop the Feed Dog
The feed dog must always be up for regular sewing and
down for special sewing, such as free motion embroidery/
quilting, button sewing, etc.
Remove extension table. Push the feed dog lever
When special sewing is complete, push the feed dog
lever to the left
feed dog. Or, Press the Up/Down Needle key until feed
dog is up (Model 3230 only).
Reverse Stitch Lever
The machine will sew backwards while you press down
the reverse stitch lever.
Center needle position
Edge of fabric
Needle plate guidelines
. The harder you press on the foot
to lower the feed dog.
. Hand turn the flywheel to raise the
to vary the sewing