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Buttonholes I lost my manual for my sewing machine, and I forgot how to make button holes with it. I would like to have my son's shirts ready for him as soon as possible so he can wear his brand new shirts for work. They are designer Calvin Klien shirts and they came without buttonholes. Can you believe it? Please help me and then call Calvin Klien and tell him how to make buttonholes too. He can also use the advice.

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SOURCE: machine made buttonholes.

Hi - we both worked for Pfaff for years and would love to help. Can you provide specific on the problems you are experiencing, i.e. is the fabric bunching, the beginning and end not lining up, more dense on one side than the other... just as much detail as you can. We'll do our best to help you figure out how to get your perfect buttonholes. Kim & Linnette

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a Brother SE-270D

its the problem of the timing belt in your machine its extra loosen or extra tightned or is slightly came out of its position or finally broken.
as the machine is proper just missing the proper speed as it should be .
it is running continuosly as you stated.
check the timing belt and make it proper if its worn out and needs replacement this is how its done

There is an adjusting screw on the right side of the machine head. Follow the motor bracket to the machine head and loosen that big old screw or bolt which will raise or lower the motor giving you slack to remove or replace the belt.

feel free for further queries

Posted on Sep 19, 2008

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SOURCE: Buttonholes

Put on the C foot. Select the buttonhole stitch. The machine will start sewing in the bottom left corner of the the buttonhole. Sew the length that you need, press and release the reverse button and sew the right side of the buttonhole. When you get back to the bottom, press and release the reverse button again and the buttonhole will be finished and the thread will tie off and the machine will stop. If the buttonhole is what you want, press and release the Stop button and the machine will repeat this buttonhole as many times as you need until the machine is turned off or the Stop is pressed again. When repeating, you need not press the reverse. Just press down on the foot control and continue until the machine stops by itself.
If you don't like the first one, just sew another one using the reverse button to set the ends.

Posted on Oct 02, 2008

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SOURCE: making a buttonhole on a Necchi 3204 sewing machine

You will notice that there is a dial to make button holes. Yes, use the template and turn the nob to form the four sides of the button hole. Try it on a scrape of fabric until you figure it out. That is what I do. Good luck!


Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Buttonholes

First be sure to follow the steps described in the manual for attaching the buttonholer.

Second, check that the buttonhole lever is pushed because it returns to it's unpushed state after a buttonhole is completed and therefore it will stitch in the same spot.

Also, try adjusting the stitch length. I've found that I can't make buttonholes while on the satin stich setting ( that little rectangle) but if I move it just a bit towards 1 it will manage to make the right stitches.

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

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SOURCE: can't wind bobbin kenmore 16221 sewing machine, no manual

On the right side of the machine there is a large knob at the top. Pull that out and you can wind your bobbin. Don't forget to push it back in so you can sew :)

Posted on May 02, 2009

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Can I sew buttonholes on a 5525?

If your machine has a straight-stitch and zig-zag function, you can always sew buttonholes. It would be helpful if your machine has the ability to set the needle left-center-right, but a buttonhole can still be done even without this function. Whether or not your machine has a programmed buttonhole function will be included in the owner's manual.

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Depends on your sewing machine and the accessories you have for it. Best to consult your owner's manual.

There are a lot of videos on YouTube for making buttonholes on various machines:

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How do I make buttonholes on the Bernina 180?

I don't know about your Bernina but mine you have to manually set the button hole size every time you do a new button hole size. Practice on a scrap bit of fabric. I think you push the buttonhole button - sew which I think does an end, push the button again, sew for the distance forward you need and push the button again, and sew the other end and push the button again and it should go back to the beginning. That's off the top of my head, I could be wrong but try it on scrap. I think it might then have set the size until you change stitch types and it should continue to do the same amount of forward and back stitches with each button press to tell it to go forward, end, back, end etc. But practice! My machine has trouble feeding the fabric evenly.

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How do I set the length for button hole on pfaff 7570

Get the manual and read up on buttonholes for your make and model machine, each one is different.

Jul 18, 2014 | PfaFF Creative 7570

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Just put my button hole foot on for the first time ready to practise a button hole but it just keeps beeping any ideas?

Yes, you need to review the steps to sew a button hole, because just putting on the foot is not enough. Generally there are several other things that must be set before it will actually sew buttonholes. Download your user's manual free at the Singer Sewing machine website, and review it.

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How to sew buttonhole on Janome 4618QC

Check that you have the Button Hole Foot correctly attached....see pages 28-33 of your manual.
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My janome DC 3050 keeps showing bl when i make a button hole

BL stands for buttonhole lever,, it's to the left side of the needle bar,,just pull it down when you want to make buttonholes & when your finished making buttonholes,, just gently push it back up

Sep 20, 2011 | Janome DC3050 Computerized Sewing Machine

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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.
  • 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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Machine made buttonholes.

Here ya go! For 1 Step Automatic Buttonholes: 1. Place button into the buttonhole attachment. 2. Push slider to hold button securely in the slot. The button goes to the back! 3. Put button foot onto needle bar--just attach it securely. 4. Place needle thread and bobbin thread UNDER buttonhole attachment and let 4"-5" of thread trail behind it. 5. There's a lever called a Button Stop to the left of the needle bar. Give it a gentle tug and pull it down. Pull forward. Hear a click? Now the machine knows what length to STOP sewing! 6. Put foot on pedal and machine will sew barrack closest to you first. It will continue all around until it makes complete rotation of each side. 7. You must do these steps for each of your buttonholes! IMPORTANT: Make sure you set your dial for making buttonhole pattern because that "tells" machine to zig zag, and use appropriate size needle for the particular weight of your fabric. A new needle before you begin is recommended. Turn screw on needlebar to loosen screw. Hold it so it does not slip down into the feed dog area! New needle is inserted flat shank toward back of needlebar as far as it will go. Tighten screw. Did this help? Hope so!

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