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feed dog

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Definition of feed dog in English:

noun

The mechanism in a sewing machine which feeds the material under the needle.
Example sentences
  • The trapezoid feeding system applies a four-motion rectangular path of movement for the feed dog, instead of the traditional elliptical motion.
  • The ability to drop the feed dogs on your sewing machine and maneuver the fabric in any direction makes it easier to stitch a trapunto design.
  • After edgestitching all the appliqués, set up the machine for free-motion stitching: Drop or cover the feed dogs, change to a darning or embroidery foot, and reduce the presser-foot pressure.

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