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Unable to make buttonhole

I have tried and tried to make 1 buttonhole #16 without success.

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Did you put the buttonhole foot on?
did you put the button in the buttonhole foot?
did you pull down the buttonhole lever to the left of the needle?
did you choose the buttonhole program you want?
if you answered yes, to all these questions then it would be a good idea to have the machine checked to see why it won't make a button hole

Posted on May 05, 2014

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