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Buttonholes The thread keeps getting tangled underneath when I try to use my buttonholer. I have checked and rechecked everything and I am sure i am following the directions. Help!

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  • bumblebabymo Jul 31, 2008

    I'm having the same trouble. I've checked for tangled thread & scratched bobbins - that's not the problem.

    It will sew one side and get 'stuck' on the bar at the bottom of the button hole and not sew any farther.


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Please try this take out the bobbin and filp it around the other way and see if this helps

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What is wrong with machine I have tried all the instructions and it makes a horible button hole


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  • E1: Make sure the presser foot is lowered before sewing.
    E2: You chose a stitch other than a buttonhole stitch or a bar tack stitch and you tried to sew with the buttonhole lever in the lowered position. Raise the buttonhole lever.
    E3: If you selected the buttonhole or tack bar stitch and start to sew with the buttonhole lever raised, you will get the E3 code. Lower the buttonhole lever.
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I get a E4 code whan I turn on machine and I can't figure out what is wrong.


Brother Computer Codes E1: Make sure the presser foot is lowered before sewing.

E2: You chose a stitch other than a buttonhole stitch or a bar tack stitch and you tried to sew with the buttonhole lever in the lowered position. Raise the buttonhole lever.

E3: If you selected the buttonhole or tack bar stitch and start to sew with the buttonhole lever raised, you will get the E3 code. Lower the buttonhole lever.

E4: You hit the reverse button while the bobbin winder shaft was moved over to the right. Move the bobbin winder shaft to the left.


E5: On automatic sewing machines, the start/stop button was pressed while the foot controller was plugged in. Unplug the foot controller if you are using the automatic function.


E6: This code tells you that the motor locked up because the thread is tangled. Untangle the thread, make sure the machine is threaded properly and that the proper tension is set before continuing.

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I have been trying to make a buttonhole but the top thread keeps breaking and the threads are all snarled up underneath the material. what am i doing wrong? i have a brother ls2125 machine maria


Firstly have you interfaced the material that you are buttonholing on? You will never get a good buttonhole otherwise. Also start each new project with a new needle matching the size to the weight of fabric. Good guide available here http://sewing.about.com/od/sewingmachineindex/ig/Sewing-Machine-Needles/

Top thread breaking is usually because the tension is too tight or the thread is catching somewhere in the thread path from the spool to the needle. Also check that the needle doesn't have a burr on it somewhere, or is blunt.

Thread snarls underneath the fabric is usually caused by top thread tension issues. You will need to rethread top and bottom and CHECK that the thread is in tension correctly. So lower the pressure foot and pull the top thread just before the needle - does it feel hard to pull? If not, then the thread is not in tension. Rethread top again, checking the tension dial is set to 5 and the thread is correctly pulled between the tension discs. And always hold the two thread tails at the back of the sewing area as you start each new seam to avoid these being pulled down into the bobbin area and getting jammed up.

So, rethread, test sew and get the top tension sorted, a nice straight stitch happening, then try the buttonholing sequence again.

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3. Insert the button into the buttonhole foot. (the part located in the back crescent shaped)
4. Lower the buttonhole lever (to the left of the needle) so that it drops down vertically between the stoppers A and B.
5. Carefully mark the position of buttonhole on your garment.
6. Place the fabric under the foot. Pull out the bobbin thread underneath the fabric to a length of about 4 inches to the rear.
7. Align the buttonhole mark on the fabric with the mark on the buttonhole foot, and then lower the buttonhole foot.
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I hope this helps.

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