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How do you change the default stitch length for the straight stitch.

I have set the length I want and press and held the default button to try and change it but it will not change. The machine constantly moves from my setting to the default while I am sewing (not while I'm stitching). It doesn't actually change while sewing, when I stop stitching for a minute it goes back to the default setting of 2.0. I would like to use a stitch length of 3.5 and if I could set this as default it wouldn't switch on me. It doesn't change while stitching, but while sewing if I stop the machine for a minute it will go back to the default. It only has a default, cancel and Ok button, no Memory Set Machine is MC9500 I'm trying to set the straight stitch setting Thanks for the replies

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I really would contact Janome. I don't know which stitch you are changing. Some stitches change and some don't and still there are limits for those that do.

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If you set the length and then push and hold the default button,then the machine WILL GO TO THE DEFAULT SETTING,if you set your stitch and press memory or set,then it will do YOUR STITCH

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A setting change while you are sewing should not happen. Sounds like you will have to take your machine in for service.

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Singer has the manual for the Curvy 8780 on the product site: http://www.singerco.com/products/1545/8780-curvy#type-support . The direct link to the manual is http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/089a99d1802347d9441d83e8a591e6d0db17b80c.pdf . See page 30 for the stitch pattern; page 40 starts a longer discussion of straight stitching.

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Stitch width @ zero.
Top selector lever @ 1 / 2 or (1 slash 2).
Needle position @ center.
That's it, no rocket science here. Stitch length will vary per application and per user choice. The 2.5 setting is only a suggested default.

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How do I change the stiches?


You can do all of these stitches by using different combinations of your stitch selector, stitch width and stitch feed knobs, for instance, on the panel I can see on your machine:

http://www.jo-ann.com/joann/product/images/52659.jsp?CATID=cat3122&PRODID=prd11333

Stitches 1, 2 & 3 are straight stitches, centered, left and right. Really basic stuff, not different stitches at all. 4,5,6,7 & 8 are zig-zag stitches of different widths. 9 is the widest zig-zag (no. 8) on a finer stitch length, etc...

I think you should try and get an instruction manual for your machine. After a lengthy search of my usual manual sources, I've determined that that this may not be so easy. I think you should contact White on their 800 number and let them try and help you... 1-800-331-3164.

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I have a White 1418. Here's how you do it:

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.

Sounds complicated, but it's really easy. I love this machine, you just have to know how to use it!

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