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Trying to sew a buttonhole on my Bernina 910, and keep breaking needle.... cannot figure out how to center my needle. Position 1 for the buttonhole process moves it too far to the left and automatically breaks needle.

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You can get all the info of alignments and features of your machine here:

Manual of your machine:

http://www.sewingmanuals.net/bernina-910-sewing-machine-service-man.html

https://www.sew4less.com/product/140/Bernina_910_Instruction_Manual

http://sewingwishlist.com/bernina.html

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One of this should be check.:

  • A thin needle was used for sewing a heavy weight material- Use correct size needle of correct type.
  • Needle has not been fully inserted into needle bar- Properly insert needle.
  • Needle clamp screw is loose- Securely tighten needle clamp screw.
  • Presser foot is not correct one- Use correct presser foot.
  • Presser foot is loose- Reset presser foot.
  • Pulling on fabric as you sew- Do not pull fabric, guide it gently.

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Pls tight ur button hole foot...while inserting needle

Posted on Oct 18, 2008

  • mohammed marika thambi
    mohammed marika thambi Oct 18, 2008

    change the Presser foot buttonhole

  • mohammed marika thambi
    mohammed marika thambi Oct 18, 2008

    only problem getting in just the right size button use

    you can put the buttonhole twist right on the foot
    and it tucks it into the buttonhole nicely. hardly ever make a buttonhole
    without the twist. keep the spool on the second spool holder on top of the
    machine.




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