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Button holer It is the first time I've used it. The attachment sews the tack bar and goes back the first side. It then does a little tack bar (half the size of the first) and stays there. It doesn't do the other side. Why?

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  • Anonymous Jun 18, 2008

    buttonholder will not feed. it stays in one spot

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Refer to step 5 in the instruction book. Turn the stich selector to the reverse arrow and back to the buttonhole symbol. This re-sets the machine.

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