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BUTTONHOLES i have a singer 7422 and it comes with a buttonhole foot, is there anyway i can make a buttonhole without using the foot. my large button does not fit in the button hole  foot. please help!!!!

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  • stephaniel Oct 16, 2008

    thank you, it works great, 

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Yes, If you have a zigzag function use that. First you must keep the zigzag function stationary then set it to about a one or two on the stitch dial. Try that!

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