Question about Singer 2662
Hi--hope you can help--I've put in the same buttonhole 7 times and had to pull out all kinds of odd misshapen thread wads and stitches. This buttonholer is a rinky-dink plastic and metal foot and guide, where the button sits at the back and the foot is supposed to read the size of the button to make a hole to fit it. The little plastic teeth do not keep the sizing mechanism tight, so the button falls out at odd times. There is also a stopping mechanism that you pull straight down out of the machine, and that is to hit the piece on the left side of the sizing mechanism. I've made countless sample holes on scraps--and can get a reasonable buttonhole. But, as soon as I try to put one in my jacket, either the button falls out, or the buttonhole stitching goes straight back, but doesn't come forward to finish. On the practice ones, I can even push the "stopper" mechanism back again and make a nice, two-times-around buttonhole. But, as soon as I try to stitch one in my actual clothing artical, it screws up and stops on the return trip. The manual itself does not specify a stitch length to set, but only says to turn a set-screw in the back of the machine to make nicer stitches--which doesn't happen. It also does not specify the pressure of the buttonholer, as regulated by the top rolling control. It doesn't specify feed-dogs up or down. Any advice or ideas?? Otherwise, I like the machine and it does everything I want it to do.
Most sewing experts will tell you that the best buttonholes are made with the Singer Buttonhole attachment that has been available since the 1930's. It makes perfect buttonholes every time. Everyone complains about the modern machines not making great buttonholes and not working correctly. Just do a quick search on eBay for one of these vintage attachments and your problem is solved once and for all. Don't waste all the time and money trying to get your machine fixed to only find it does not make good buttonholes...the best solution has always been the buttonhole attachments made by Singer, which the professionals use even with modern machines. They can be found in low or slant shank.
Posted on Aug 27, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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