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Buttonholes... I am a very ammature crafter. I borrowed my mom's Kenmore sewing maching which has an automatic buttonhole function, but she has lost the manual and neither of us has any idea how to use that function. Now I need to make buttonholes (something I've never attempted before), and have no idea how. I've tried looking for the manual online, since many manufacturers will have a downloadable version on their website, but Sears wants $13 for it. That seems a bit steep just to learn how to make a buttonhole. Can anyone help me? Thanks!

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Don't know if your machine looks like this but it will need the special attachment:

How to Use Your Kenmore Sewing Machine 158 1755 part III Making...

How to Do Automatic Buttonholes on Kenmore Model No 385 16220

Be sure to PRACTICE on scrap fabric and get the procedure down pat before trying it on your garment!

Or you can do them the old fashioned way that was used before machines had a built-in buttonhole selector.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wvU6-7jSuQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r01v2rAbano

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQlnGuUB9wM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gja3L5I4eN4 (you don't need the special foot, although a clear zig-zag foot is helpful to see where the machine is stitching)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-IXM029NWQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0WWYGUc1NY (ugh, I hate the look of these!)

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Can you do an ordinary reverse stitch, if not, the reverse mechanism may be jammed, that will need some further internal exploration,

BUT, if you can, then:

The sensor arm that pulls down from the machine needs to be between the carriage stoppers, this tells the machine how large the button is, therefore, when to change direction.

The Kenmore is similar (same?) as Janome I believe and so should be very similar to this image.

Ensure that the sensor arm is pulled down between these two plastic stoppers at points maked with red, if the arm is at the rear of stopper, it will not do the cycle, just continue.

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Only reset the machine after each completed buttonhole, if reset in mid cycle you will be starting a new cycle before it is time.

Do a couple of tests on some scrap fabric before you commit.


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SOURCE: how do i use the automatic buttonhole on kenmore 19233??

Your machine should have a special buttonhole foot which has a place to insert a button, You will probably have to pull on opposite ends of the foot to open it. Place the button in the foot and then squeeze it together to make the button secure. Attach the foot to the machine. It should snap on.
looking at the left side of the machine you will see your needle bar at the front and the presser foot bar at the back. You should also see another lever which needs to be pulled down so that it rests in the buttonhole foot.Select buttonhole on your machine and it should sew. The button determines how long the buttonhole is.
Sewman7

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what kind of kenmore? Do you not have it right on your knobs? 1 bartack, two down, 3 bar tack, four back up.......

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have you solved the problem yet, I have a new machine and same thing happened on first buttonhole. merleh1@juno.com

Posted on Jul 17, 2010

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try pulling the buttonhole lever down before you start sewing
let me know if this helps

Posted on Sep 28, 2010

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