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I have model 2277. I cannot get the buttonhole to work. Ideas on what to try ?

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Instructions for making a buttonhole


The method will depend on your make & model machine, although the vintage sewing machine buttonhole method will work on all zig-zag machines (just requires manually measuring and adjusting the stitch length & width during the process):

How to Use an Automatic Buttonhole Foot

Sew Buttonhole in 4 Steps on your Singer Sewing Machine

Sewing Buttonholes Without Buttonhole Foot

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Sew Buttonhole without Buttonhole Foot by Create Kids Couture

Be sure there is a stabilizer between the fabric where the buttonhole is located so the fabric will not stretch or tear.






Jan 09, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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What model singer buttonhole attachment will fit a Bernina 807 minimatic machine. This question was asked but I can't find the answer.


Most likely a Singer presser foot will not attach to your Bernina. They are not interchangeable.

You can also probably use something like this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOImaKwv4fU
but you need to purchase a snap-on shank adapter for your Bernina, like this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/PRESSER-FOOT-SNAP-ON-SHANK-ADAPTER-BERNINA-OLD-STYLE-530-1630-0062617000/282290526069?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D40807%26meid%3D4fe9a7b6fca84bb3adef4f466cc8776f%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D401187382421

Or, are you talking about the presser foot? Bernina #033? You can usually find a replacement through eBay, or even purchase a snap-on shank and pick up a snap-on buttonhole foot. But, if you have another zig-zag foot or open-toe presser foot, you can probably get by with using it as long as you can see your marks on the fabric when you stitch.

If you are actually referring to a buttonhole attachment like what is available for new machines, you may be out of luck. Probably not any available for this older model. The automatic buttonhole attachment usually has a sensor that your machine does not accommodate and the buttonhole attachments have a different shank that will not work on the older machines.

However, the buttonhole dial on your machine should work just fine. You just need to do more pre-work, ie measuring the button and marking the buttonholes on the fabric before stitching them. Even if the machine is only a zig-zag, buttonholes can still be done on them. Just be sure to practice a few buttonholes on scrap fabric before trying them on your garment. Get the stitch length so the zig-zag stitch has no gaps between threads but also does not overlap the thread next to it. Also, check that the tension does not cause the fabric to pucker (be sure to use a stabilizer between the fabric to prevent the fabric from stretching or distorting).

Button hole MPG (good tutorial)

807 Manual:
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0ahUKEwidgJqA1rDRAhVU7WMKHbfsAfUQFggcMAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bernina.com%2Fen-US%2FSupportData%2FOut-of-Print%2FBERNINA_807_810_817_manual&usg=AFQjCNFNJyvVESPeSjAOPQT2cX5Z3rclbw&cad=rja (pg 27-28)

Tutorial how to sew buttonholes with the BERNINA presser feet no 3 3A 3B...

Genuine Vintage Bernina Old Style Presser Foot 033 Manual Buttonhole eBay

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Jan 07, 2017 | Singer Sewing Machines

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When using buttonhole attachment, machine does not move instead sews in one spot and collects thread coming up from bobbin. Any ideas?


make sure the buttonhole option is chosen

and then pull down the buttonhole lever

it should come down against the buttonhole foot

Apr 25, 2016 | Singer 5400 Sew Mate 60-Stitch Sewing...

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Singer 2277 buttonhole makwer makes half way then doesn't sew other side, or doesn't go past first step I've followed instructions step by step about 2 dozen times. I got 5 good buttonholes out of about 3...


Make sure your buttonhole lever is all the way down (I think it probably is, if you it will sew some of the buttonhole), and also sure that your bobbin winder is not partially engaged. In other words, make sure it's all the way to the left.

Dec 05, 2014 | Singer 2273 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Buttonhole Husqvarna 6430. When it is supposed to sew the right side of the buttonhole it just goes back over the left side. The machine doesn't do the two buttonhole lines next to each other . An


the machine probably needs to be serviced to see why it's not making
a buttonhole and see if the gear or cam for the zig zag stitch is
worn or damaged.

Jan 30, 2013 | Husqvarna Sewing Machines

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Singer 2277 manual


what is wrong with my machine the needle keeps jamming

Jun 07, 2012 | Singer Sewing Machines

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I can't find my manual and I need to know how to do button holes


You could try to locate a manual on the web or try sewing.about.com, there is lots of information on this website.

Sorry, I'm not familiar with this model machine at all.

But if it is an automatic buttonholer model, there is probably a special buttonhole foot in your accessory box? Is it a long white plastic device where you put a button in the back to get the correct lenth. If yes, then put it on the machine and there will also be a lever at the left side of the presser foot that you need to pull down. This buttonhole style sews the bar tack, then one side, the end tack, then the other side and works backwards from the starting point.

Now check your machine dial settings, there is probably a buttonhole icon?

You might be able to muddle through this way?

Feb 27, 2011 | Simplicity Denim Star SW210

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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.

Oct 04, 2008 | Singer 2662

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