Sewing with the Dual Feed Device
Patterns number D1, D2, D3, D4, D94, D96, D97, D98,
D99, D100, D1S, D2S, D3S and D4S can be sewn with
the dual feed device.
The dual feed device is extremely effective for sewing
with hard to feed material such as vinyl or leather. It also
eliminates layer slippage.
Raise the presser foot and position the fabric next to a
seam guide on the needle plate. Lower the needle at the
point where you wish to start.
Pull the needle and bobbin thread toward the rear.
Lower the presser foot.
Start sewing at medium speed. Gently guide the fabric
along the seam guide letting the fabric feed naturally.
When seaming plaid fabrics, match the plaids of the upper
and lower layers and pin them together.
Dual Feed balancing Dial
The dual feed balancing dial should be set at "0".
However, you may need to adjust the dual feed balance
with this dial since the effect of the dual feed varies
depending on the type of fabric.
Test sew on scrap piece of the fabric you intended to sew
to check the feed balance.
(A): If the lower layer puckers, turn the dual feed
(B): If the upper layer puckers, turn the dual feed
See page 14–15 for how to attach the dual feed foot
and to engage the dual feed device.
balancing dial toward "+".
balancing dial toward "–".
q Dual feed balancing dial
w Upper layer
e Lower layer
Set the feed balancing dial to "0" after the dual feed
Reducing the foot pressure will also improve the feed