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How do I use the buttonholer foot . I have lost the user guide and cannot figure out how to use this buttonholer = where do I put the button for example and how does the machine do it it automatically

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Unable to make buttonhole


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

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How to make a button hole


I don't know that machine, but generally on older machines, you put a buttonhole foot on the machine, set one of the buttons in the back-end of the slot so that it adjusts the size needed automatically. Then you set the machine stitch setting on 1 and set the width to make a satin stitch (a close zig-zag) down one side of buttonhole. You sew until the buttonhole foot makes the button hit near the foot; it will stop you, basically. Then you change stitch dial to 2 to make the bottom of the buttonhole, then 3 to make the other side, then 4 to make the top side. Then you remove the fabric and cut open the buttonhole (I use FrayCheck fist) Try some buttonholes on scrap fabric first, you will figure it out by trial and error.
If your machine is newer, they automatically can sew a buttonhole, but each one does it differently, Sorry.

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My machine has a one Step Buttonhole Feature - having problems


Try an Even Feed Walking Foot for more control on thick and quilted type layers

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My buttonhole is not working I hear a beep when i press down on the foot to go, what am I doing wrong


I get the same beeping when I forget to pull down the buttonhole lever

if you have the automatic buttonhole & the buttonhole foot that you have to put a button in,,check & see if there is a buttonhole lever that has to be pulled down, it will be a lever to the left of the needle bar

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I am trying to make a buttonhole using the buttonhole foot and everytime i go to sew the machine beeps and will not let me sew?


if you have a automatic buttonhole , then you should have a buttonhole lever that you have to pull down, before you start to do the buttonhole,, my machine will not let me do a buttonhole unless I pull down the buttonhole lever

Nov 16, 2010 | Singer 7436 - INGENUITY

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I get a beeping sound when I try to make button holes


Ensure that your buttonhole foot is attached, and that your buttonhole guide is slid all the way down(It is a small, flat-tabbed bar just behind your needle threader.) 

Ensure that once the bar is down, that it is able to sit between the two buttonhole foot guide tabs, and is not pushed by either of the tabs in either direction yet.(The pushing of the buttonhole guide bar is what causes the machine to stop, sew sideways, and start going the other way)

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Need instructions on button holes


Move the width bar to between 4 and 6, the higher number makes a wider buttonhole. Move the length bar to the middle or right of the buttonhole icon. Set the selector dial on #1, snap on the buttonhole foot with a button snugged up in the back slot. Pull down the button stop lever behind the needle threader and make sure it is lower than the edge of the buttonhole foot, and behind the little tab on the left side of the buttonhole foot. Position the needle over where you want the bottom of the buttonhole to be. It will bartack, sew backwards, bar tack and sew forward based on the size of your button. When it is finished it will stop sewing. Turn the stitch selector dial to #2 to reset, then back to #1 to sew the next buttonhole. Practice on scraps until you are happy with the stitch length and width.

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Can't get buttonhole setting


To the left of the presser foot, there is a plastic button hold guide that must be puled down in order to sew a button hole. Make sure the arm is pulled completely down and placed behind the guide on the foot. There's pictures in the manual, or you can find the manual on-line at brother.com. I hope that helps!

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