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Machine made buttonholes.

I have not been successful in making a buttonhole. I have read the manual over & over. How do I make automatic buttonholes, or even semiautomatic buttonholes.

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Here ya go! For 1 Step Automatic Buttonholes: 1. Place button into the buttonhole attachment. 2. Push slider to hold button securely in the slot. The button goes to the back! 3. Put button foot onto needle bar--just attach it securely. 4. Place needle thread and bobbin thread UNDER buttonhole attachment and let 4"-5" of thread trail behind it. 5. There's a lever called a Button Stop to the left of the needle bar. Give it a gentle tug and pull it down. Pull forward. Hear a click? Now the machine knows what length to STOP sewing! 6. Put foot on pedal and machine will sew barrack closest to you first. It will continue all around until it makes complete rotation of each side. 7. You must do these steps for each of your buttonholes! IMPORTANT: Make sure you set your dial for making buttonhole pattern because that "tells" machine to zig zag, and use appropriate size needle for the particular weight of your fabric. A new needle before you begin is recommended. Turn screw on needlebar to loosen screw. Hold it so it does not slip down into the feed dog area! New needle is inserted flat shank toward back of needlebar as far as it will go. Tighten screw. Did this help? Hope so!
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Posted on Mar 30, 2012

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    Correction to #5 above: Pull down button stop lever all the way then push BACK not forward to connect stop lever to foot so it can do reverse

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Hi - we both worked for Pfaff for years and would love to help. Can you provide specific on the problems you are experiencing, i.e. is the fabric bunching, the beginning and end not lining up, more dense on one side than the other... just as much detail as you can. We'll do our best to help you figure out how to get your perfect buttonholes. Kim & Linnette

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Buttonholes are holes in fabric that are paired with functional buttons (as opposed to decorative buttons) that serve as fasteners. Buttonholes may be either made by hand sewing or automated by a sewing machine. A buttonhole may be replaced by a loop of cloth or rope, such as in a Mandarin button.

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