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Button hole feature

How do I use the button hole feature? The display just says "step 1". I'm not sure how to get it to move to step 2 or 3 or 4. Is there a way that I can get it to automatically make the whole button hole, without "steps" Yes, I'm using the button hole presser foot and have the button in the holder. My Singer model # 7462 has a pull down lever but it won't allow the needle to go back when sewing a button hole. I followd instructions and I may not have the tension set correctly. It only sew a very tiny line of thread and either needs repair or I'm doing something wrong. Manual is of little help.

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SOURCE: Singer 7462 buttonholer

generally most sewing problems are due to sticking parts because of non usage as =you have stated or because the tension has been not set right. what I suggest is that you take the time to do some cleaning of the machine like what bis pointed out in your manual use a light weight mineral oil to wipe the moving parts with, but not too much. also adjust the tension of the foot so there is pressure on the material as to move it while sewing. after all the cleaning and adjusting rethread the bobbin and make sure it is seated properly also rethread the need and make sure the thread moves freely from the spool. this should do the trick. please rate this

Posted on Sep 29, 2008

SOURCE: Button Hole Beeping on 7462

Yes frustrating issue this one. I discovered that you need to pull down the retractable button hole guide found behind the needle threader (not visible when you are sitting at the machine).

Hope this helps, happy sewing!!!

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

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SOURCE: need presser foot holder

Here are the parts you need:

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Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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SOURCE: faulty presser foot lifter on a singer 2110/2112.

I have seen these machines with broken presser bar clamps (something inside the head). If it is just a bind then some oil on the presser bar may work, if the clamp is broken then it is probably not worth fixing.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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SOURCE: stitching tension

hi,
different fabrics and layers has diferent set up on threading. try cotton fabrics w/ thread tension of #3 to #4 and stich # 8 to #12.if you change fabric and layers gradual setting on dial tension should be done until you acquired the good set up.have a nice day.regards

Posted on May 29, 2009

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for an older sewing machine, one knob usually sets the button cams, or the step by step adjustments. for newer models, there is likely a button hole setting, the icon is probably a button hole (a tall narrow rectangle with thick lines). if none of this works, here are the manual steps for a proper button hole

1) Align needle all the way to the left. Set stitch length to smallest possible. Set stitch width to medium (2 or 3, machines are all different).

2) Stitch down in a line half again as long as the length of the buttonhole (always allow a little extra; it's okay!). Remember not to feed the fabric yourself; let the feed dogs do the work. The stitches will be very close together. This is the left side of the buttonhole.= '

3) Align needle to center. Stitch length remains as small as it gets. Set stitch width as wide as it can go.

4) Backstitch a small bit. Probably no more than 8 or so stitches; you may want to use the handwheel. This is the bottom of the buttonhole: '_

5) After reducing the stitch width to "middle" (same as step 1), you have two choices here: You can either backstitch up the entire right length of the buttonhole (pretty tricky, but a tad faster), or you can crank the needle gently down into the bobbin, lift the foot, rotate the garment 180 degrees, re-align the button hole so the lines will be parallel, and drop the foot again.

6) If you pivoted your garment, the settings for the third stitch are identical to the first stitch. If you did not, align the needle to the right before you backstitch. Either way, this is the right side: '_'

7) Return the needle to center, widen the stitch completely again, and either stitch or backstitch the final side 8 or so stitches.

8) use a seam ripper to rip the cloth in the middle... make sure you do not cut any of the stitching!

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Insert the button into the special button hole foot. put the foot on the machine.Pull down the button hole lever( It's near the presser foot lever towards the back of the machine). Place your needle where you want the button hole to be. Select the button hole pattern and press on the pedal. Watch for the end of the button hole.
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You can use the regular plate and you are correct in that it should make the button hole automatically. If the material does not move, the pessure on the pressure foot is not enough.

You can try the following:
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You can also place a piece of stitch and tear paper underneath the material to help with the movement. If you dont have any, try normal tissue paper.

Hope this help you

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