Saturday, August 27, 2011

Does Your Sewing Machine have Speed Control?

Mine does!

I got the idea for this post from Gwen's blog After the dress...

I have a Viking 500 from about the mid-'90s, and it has speed control.  It appears as a stack of lines just to the right of the word SPEED on the left side of the screen.

Set at 2/3 height, this limits my maximum sewing speed to a medium speed.  Set at 1/3 height, it limits my maximum sewing to a slow speed.  Set at full height, it allows me to go as fast as the machine's maximum speed, whatever that is.  At any speed setting, I can still control the speed with the foot pedal, but cannot go any faster than the maximum speed setting.


  1. Yes, my Kenmore 19233 & kenmore 19005 has slider controls showing a turtle on the left and rabbit on the right. I like the feature which keeps me from being a heavy foot.

  2. my sew mach has speed control and I often use it to reduce particularly when embroidering but also when doing "fine sewing". which is a laugh! given I do "hardly any sewing" these days! bah!
    Sue x

  3. Sorry - it took me so long to get over here to see your post. As you know, my (Kenmore) machine has 2 settings - slow & fast. Thanks for the link! :)
    All the best, Gwen


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