Differential feed, 1) gathered overedge, To set the differential feed adjusting lever – SINGER 14U354B User Manual

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(with differential feed machine only)

* Differential feed is a system which “stretches” or

“gathers” the fabric, when amount of feed of
front feed dog in relation to the rear feed dog is

* The differential feed ratio ranges from 1:0.77

1:2.0. Adjustment is made by means of the dif­

ferential feed adjusting lever as shown.

* Use of differential feed is very effective in over­

edging stretch fabrics and fabrics cut on the bias.

(1) Gathered Overedge

(Use regular throat plate)

* Gathered overedge is most suited for shirring

sleeves, yokes, front and back bodices, skirt hems,

etc. in stretch fabrics such as knits and jersey be­
fore assembling into garment.

To set the differential feed adjusting lever

* Open looper cover and loosen differential feed

adjusting lever thumb screw.

* Slide adjusting lever downward below the center

mark, as required, to gather, and tighten the

thumb screw.


The setting position of the lever will differ de­

pending on the material being sewn and the

amount of feed for shirring.

* When differential feed adjusting lever is set to

maximum gathering ratio, the stitch length will
automatically change to 3mm (7/64inch) if
previous setting was higher than setting “3”.

* Be sure to reset the differential feed adjusting lever

to center mark for normal overedge stitching.

Feed Control

Thumb Screw






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