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Automatice Buttonhole attachment

I have a Kenmore 385 sewing machine. I have followed the directions in the manual but cannot get the attachment to work. What am I doing wrong?

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I'm going to assume the button fit into the button hole foot to measure the length of button hole. If this is correct, then there is a lever very near the presser foot bar which needs to be pulled down to be engaged by the bh foot. Let me know if this is correct.
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Posted on Jul 15, 2008

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I need to know what the settings need to be on the Kenmore 158 machine to use the buttonholer?


You'll have to provide more information about the sewing machine. 158 indicates the manufacturer. However, there are a lot of Kenmore sewing machines from that manufacturer. The 158.1340 manual is available here: https://www.manualslib.com/manual/150291/Kenmore-1340.html .

Page 40 (41 in the linked format) begins the section on buttonholes. With the buttonhole attachment, you need to set the stitch to the second narrowest zig-zag stitch. You can use any stitch length. The description of using the buttonhole attachment starts on page 45.

Without the buttonhole attachment, you set the stitch selector to each part of the buttonhole as you reach them. The stitch length dial has to be set to an appropriate length in the block for buttonholes. The top and bottom tack bars use the same stitch selector. There are separate ones for the left and right sides of the button hole.

I hope this helps. Please add a comment with the rest of the model number on your sewing machine for specifics with your machine.

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Who inherited the sewing machine and the rest of the things for it . perhaps your sister got what you need .

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Dud you pull the button hole lever down so that it engages the foot?
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