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I can only sew the first bar of the buttonhole. When I press the securing button nothing happens and the machine carries on sewing the first bar. I just cannot make any of the button holes work. Can I do it manually and if so how?

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I can't be specific, but I had problems with my Bernina Virtuosa 160 automatic buttonholer.
Check the feeddog teeth height. At their highest point, the FRONT teeth height should be 0.05mm higher than the back teeth.
Good luck.
Esther. England.uk

Posted on Jul 31, 2010

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