Question about Sewing Machines
I can't seem to get the machine to make a button hole. I'm using the sliding button hole foot, and it sews one side down then when I switch my stitch selector from 1, to 4__2, the needle goes up and down in the same spot, then i tried from there to change the stitch selector to 3 and the line continues up the first line I've just sewed. I think that the 4__2 stitch is supposed to make a horizontal line, but I'm not sure if I'm supposed to move the fabric, it seems as though it won't let me so I didn't want to force it, am I missing something, or is my machine broken?
What ever you do DON'T FORCE IT. I see these problems when a buttonhole mechanism hasn't been used for a long time or the machine has been dropped. There is a cam follower (like a finger) that changes positions when you turn the knob. This could be out of place and a tech will have to go in and fix it.
OR old oil has hardend from non-use or grime has acumulated in the mechanism and jamming it up. I sometimes have luck cleaning it with Tri-Flow oil (hardware stores) but again this may be a tech job also.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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