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Electronic sewing machine (singer 7442) will not sew buttonhole

My sewing machine just beeps and refuses to sew a buttonhole. It doesn't state anywhere in the manual how to fix this problem. I'm using the right presser foot and the settings are all in tact. What is the problem and how do I fix it?

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Ensure that you have the buttonhole lever all the way down until it doesn't go down anymore. This might sound like a silly fix, but it's actually one of the most common mistakes made by people using this(and other automatic buttonholing) machine.

Posted on Apr 23, 2010

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