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I can't get the buttonhole attachment for my Xr1355 to work...I find the manual to be confusing and multiple tries do not produce buttonholes

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I need to know what the settings need to be on the Kenmore 158 machine to use the buttonholer?


You'll have to provide more information about the sewing machine. 158 indicates the manufacturer. However, there are a lot of Kenmore sewing machines from that manufacturer. The 158.1340 manual is available here: https://www.manualslib.com/manual/150291/Kenmore-1340.html .

Page 40 (41 in the linked format) begins the section on buttonholes. With the buttonhole attachment, you need to set the stitch to the second narrowest zig-zag stitch. You can use any stitch length. The description of using the buttonhole attachment starts on page 45.

Without the buttonhole attachment, you set the stitch selector to each part of the buttonhole as you reach them. The stitch length dial has to be set to an appropriate length in the block for buttonholes. The top and bottom tack bars use the same stitch selector. There are separate ones for the left and right sides of the button hole.

I hope this helps. Please add a comment with the rest of the model number on your sewing machine for specifics with your machine.

Cindy Wells

Jan 04, 2017 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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Need instructions for Singer buttonhole attachment 103233.


I found a manual for several Singer Buttonholers here: http://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_machine_company/manuals/singer-sewing-machine-manuals.html . I'm not sure of the part number for the Professional Buttonholer Model, which looks like the one for my Singer Touch & Sew. Mine is part #161829 (if I read the box correctly).

I hope these help.

Cindy Wells

Feb 06, 2016 | Singer Sewing Machines

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How do you do button holes


Firstly look in manual. Secondly, search online for manual. Thirdly, I seem to remember that you had to select the buttonhole function on the machine. If you haven't got one then you need to sew two parallel lines of stitching very close together, then overstitch at each before finally cutting between the parallel stitches.

Jul 08, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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Auto buttonhole not working on manual setting


Could be a worn cam, but more likely a dirty or dry machine.

Jan 04, 2014 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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I made a test buttonhole that came out perfectly, but several subsequent attempts have resulted in a buttonhole that is only about 1/4 of an inch. I have rethreaded, removed and replaced the buttonholer,...


Are you sure that you are starting each button hole with the buttonhole slider foot back at the front? I know that they are usually spring loaded but is possible that yours isn't returning fully to the starting position.

Also, it is important to prepare the test buttonhole on a fabric sample identical to the garment you will be buttonholing, ie two layers with interfacing between.

I am trying to think what else could be causing this to happen for you. Are you going through the process where you stitch out the first buttonhole, then save this length and then repeat it multiple times. Or using the button in the back of the foot to provide the size of the buttonhole where there is a buttonhole trigger you slide down in place near the pressure foot.

If you have tried and followed the manual precisely and still arent getting a correct buttonhole out of the machine, then perhaps consider taking it to your local dealer and asking them to watch you go through the process and see if they can spot the problem; this should help identify if it is a machine problem or something you've missed in the process.

Good luck, hope you resolve it.

Nov 09, 2011 | Singer CE-200 Quantum Futura Computerized...

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Machine beeps three times when buttonhole foot is on and pedal depressed. will not sew buttonhole. i have followed the directions in the manual for attaching presser foot and inserting button


does your manual mention anything about a buttonhole lever that must be pulled down each time you make a buttonhole & then pushed back up afterwards

Aug 06, 2011 | Singer Confidence 7467 Mechanical Sewing...

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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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Will the Brother ES2000 sew a buttonhole without the buttonhole attachment installed. If so, what do I do. I have set the style number plus length and width as shown on machine. It does not sew the...


Have you made sure the buttonhole lever is in the buttonhole tab?

This tutorial will show you how to make a zig-zag buttonhole - http://www.ehow.com/video_4433258_making-hole-using-zigzag-stitch.html

The demo is a little sloppy. I stitch into the ends and I set the stitch length to zero when making the bar tacks across the ends. It takes a little practice.

I hope this helps.

Mar 07, 2010 | Brother ES2000 Computerized Sewing Machine

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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.

Feb 11, 2009 | Brother XL-5700 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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The buttonholer doesn't work right.


Most sewing experts will tell you that the best buttonholes are made with the Singer Buttonhole attachment that has been available since the 1930's. It makes perfect buttonholes every time. Everyone complains about the modern machines not making great buttonholes and not working correctly. Just do a quick search on eBay for one of these vintage attachments and your problem is solved once and for all. Don't waste all the time and money trying to get your machine fixed to only find it does not make good buttonholes...the best solution has always been the buttonhole attachments made by Singer, which the professionals use even with modern machines. They can be found in low or slant shank.

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