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Bartack is a wide zig-zag usually at the ends of a buttonhole to prevent the fabric from stretch or tearing under stress.

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Have a brother excedra e40. Its started running on after i stopped . it will either carry on going or bartack and snap the needle ???


the machine could have a timing problem, and possibly a short in it. be a good idea to have it checked

Mar 02, 2016 | Brother Sewing Machines

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My Janome Memory Craft 5700 using the R buttonhole foot will only do a striaght line will not turn at top for bartack any suggestios?


Go to page 25 in your 5700 manual and read from the beginning about how to set the buttonhole foot up. Make sure you have followed all steps. There is a lever on the button hole foot that you pull down. If you have done everything correctly, then you may need to call a service tech at a sewing store and have it serviced. You can get a copy of the manual from Janome's website.
Hope you find the answer.

Aug 08, 2015 | Janome Sewing Machines

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Know howmanystitches my brother bartack model has lk-b430-2


Go on the Brother web page, search for manuals with your model and serial numbers and download a manual.

Nov 15, 2014 | Sewing Machines

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How to use the buttonhole attachment


You haven't listed the model of your machine so its hard to give you step by step instructions as there is variations in how buttonholes are done. Some machines have a 4 step sequence on a knob, it may be colour coded with a little buttonhole symbol.

Other computerised machines you just select the buttonhole style and pull down a lever behind the needle bar which lines up with the special buttonhole foot to trigger the return stitching down the buttonhole side.

Have a look in your accessories and see if you have a buttonhole foot like this
tally_girl_76.jpg If so, remove the current pressure foot and put this on, clip it onto the little metal bar you see near the front of the foot. Now put your button into the back ratchet bit of the foot, you pull it out, place the button in there and close it up firmly to hold the button in place. This helps to give you the right length buttonhole.

Now you need to start the buttonhole stitching sequence and sorry, but I don't know what your machine's is, you really need to check the manual for this bit. It may be a 1,2,3,4 sequence on a dial and probably stitch length set to 0.5 so its a closed up satin stitch.

But you stitch the butttonhole in the folowing sequence:
near bar tack, reverse down right hand long side, far bar tack, then back up left hand long side, then a couple of stitches in place to finish off.

The buttonhole foot will sit firmly on your fabric and the inner part of it will move backwards as the machine stitches, then comes back to the front again.

The computerised machines will have a little lever you pull down and these will trigger on a lug on the buttonhole foot to start the reverse stitching at the right length buttonhole. Sometimes they will stitch both long sides in the same direction too, so sequence is near bar tack, down right hand side, far bartack, then it will stitch back to front in little straight stitches, then do the left hand long side to the back and finish off.

On early machines, you actually set the stitch length to 0.5, and stitch width to 2 for sides and 4 for bartacks and made the buttonhole yourself by stitching down one long side, leaving the needle in the fabric and pivoting the work around, then stitching the bartack, then the other long side, then final bartack all manually. It can be done but obviously the new programmed ones are far easier and give consistently similar buttonholes on a garment.

ALWAYS, interface the fabric to be buttonholed, you'll never get a good practice buttonhole without interfacing in a sandwich between two layers of fabric so no point practicing without it.

And, never cut your buttonhole with the seam ripper unless you pin across the two ends first to make sure you don't have a woopsy moment and rip through the end bartack. I use a buttonhole knife and block of wood to cut and it ensures you never have a cutting disaster.

I also pull the thread tails through to the underside with a needle afterwards, tie them off and add a dab of fray stopper to make sure the buttonhole never unravels, then trim the ends off close.

I hope this helps you but obviously getting the manual to your machine would be a big help too.

Sep 21, 2011 | Husqvarna Sewing Machines

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Instructions for buttonhole 40. I do not have instructions for making a 40 automatic buttonhole.


Instructions are on page 132 of the manual. Use either foot 5A or No.10 (which is more complicated). Select stitch No.40 then enter the length of the buttonhole you want to make using the number keys. If you want to define where the second bartack goes manually, press key 6 (under "Man") and you will have to press the Reverse key when the second row is where you want to finish the buttonhole. You will not be able to repeat this same size buttonhole automatically if you chose Manual bartack. By pressing OK after setting the length of the buttonhole you will be presented with a screen where you can adjust the width of the buttonhole (wider for heavy fabrics, narrower for finer fabrics) if you want.

May 23, 2010 | PfaFF Creative 7570

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I can't find my instruction book. Can you please help me with the steps to make a buttonhole?


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

Mar 19, 2010 | Kenmore 15212 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Buttonhole


When a machine does an "automatic buttonhole the feed does not move for a few stitches and maay jam if there are too many stitches made in this position. Is it an automatic buttonhole or can you choose how many stitches for your bartack? You ask about 0.5 well that is halfway between 0 and 1 on the stitchlength and this is indeed the recommended setting for buttonholes. If you are doing a manual buttonhole set your machine to this for the sides and zero for the bartacks but you only need about 6-10 stitches on the bartack. Fininsh it off securely by setting to straight stitch and stitch length zero for about 4 stitches to lock the thread in.

Jun 25, 2008 | Singer 7462 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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JUKI LK1900HS Broken machine


Sounds like it was part way through a cycle when it stopped.
Remove the needle, turn the power off and try turning the machine through a cycle by hand. If that does not solve the problem do the same again with the power on.

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