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Can't adjust button hole width

I can select the button hole (#1) but cannot adjust the stitch width - the machine just beeps.

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Only the stitch length is adjustable in Buttonhole mode on that model.

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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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1. Attach the buttonhole presser foot (should have come with your machine) and place the fabric underneath.
2. Set the stitch length knob to 0, the zigzag width knob to 5, and set the needle position to center. Sew 3-5 stitches.
3.Change the stitch length to 0.5, the zigzag width to 2, and the needle position to left. Sew to the entire length of your buttonhole.
4.Set stitch length knob to 0, zigzag width knob to 5, and needle position to center and sew about 3-5 stitches
5. Set the stitch length knob to 0.5, zigzag width to 2, and set needle position to the right. Pressing the R button (reverse button), sew up to the top stitches.
6. Remove the fabric and open the button hole with a button hole cutter.

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