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What is the name and model number of the sewing machine?
is it mechanical or electronic sewing machine ?
do you have a manual?
you can check on youtube to see if they have any video's on
making a buttonhole

Posted on Nov 09, 2012

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Is it necessary to use the buttonhole attachment or should I be able to use the stitch selection buttonhole function? I have a Singer Advance 7422 model & our Singer store closed no help here.


You don't have to use the buttonhole attachment. Many older machines never had the buttonhole attachment but still made buttonholes. There are manual ways to sew buttonholes on a sewing machine with only a straight stitch and zig-zag stitch.

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Jun 20, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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Instructions for making a buttonhole


The method will depend on your make & model machine, although the vintage sewing machine buttonhole method will work on all zig-zag machines (just requires manually measuring and adjusting the stitch length & width during the process):

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Be sure there is a stabilizer between the fabric where the buttonhole is located so the fabric will not stretch or tear.






Jan 09, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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Is it possible to override the automatic buttonhole setting on a Necchi ex30?


Are you asking if you can do a buttonhole without the special buttonhole feature? If so--of course you can. Sewists do it all the time on machines without the buttonhole feature or special feet. Be sure to practice on some scrap fabric first.

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Feb 25, 2016 | Necchi Sewing Machines

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My automatic buttonhole stitch is not working on my elna sewing machine ,even when the lever is pulled down


you should a buttonhole button that must be pushed on the machine
either before you pull the buttonhole lever down or after to let the
sewing machine know what function to use, my sewing machine
won't let me make a buttonhole unless I push the buttonhole button
or yes, like you said the buttonhole foot could be damaged.

Nov 09, 2012 | Elna Sewing Machines

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I have a 9960 singer machine and am trying to use the buttonhole presser foot for the first time and I can not get it to sew T


the buttonhole foot snaps on to the presser bar, there's a little lever at the back of the presser bar that releases the foot, then put the buttonhole foot down on the needle plate & use the presser foot lifter (number 11) to lower the presser bar down onto the buttonhole foot & you'll hear a click sound when it snaps on & make sure to use the buttonhole lever(number 31) because the machine won't sew a buttonhole unless that lever is pulled down.

Apr 26, 2012 | Singer Sewing Machines

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I have temporarily misplaced the instruction manual to my White 979 sewing machine. I need to put this shirt in todays mail and I have forgotten the direction to make a buttonhole. I s there a place I...


Automatic BUTTONHOLE making with 979:
  1. Carefully mark the position of buttonhole on your garment.
  2. Slide the button carrier and insert the button.
  3. Attach the buttonhole foot.
  4. Place the garment under the foot so that the needle pierces the fabric at the beginning of buttonhole.
  5. Lower the buttonhole lever and the presser foot lever.
  6. Push the buttonhole lever away from you.
  7. Start machine to complete entire buttonhole.
NOTE:
  • While making buttonholes, maintain an even sewing speed for uniform buttonholes.
  • When buttonholes are completed, be sure to push up the buttonhole lever as gar as it can go.

Feb 11, 2011 | White Sewing 979

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I am trying to make a buttonhole using the buttonhole foot and everytime i go to sew the machine beeps and will not let me sew?


if you have a automatic buttonhole , then you should have a buttonhole lever that you have to pull down, before you start to do the buttonhole,, my machine will not let me do a buttonhole unless I pull down the buttonhole lever

Nov 16, 2010 | Singer 7436 - INGENUITY

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Can't figure out automatic buttonhole use on MC4000


2 things must do:
You have to use the buttonhole foot.
You have to pull down the lever to the lowest position (just left of needle bar/ presser bar up in machine.)
Set to buttonhole. After each buttonhole, be sure to change off the buttonhole then reset to buttonhole to reset the buttonhole to the beginning

Mar 15, 2009 | Janome Memory Craft 4000 Sewing Machine

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