Question about Singer 8280 Mechanical Sewing Machine
The feed dogs grab the material and gathers the cloth at the beginning of sewing , they will not let the material move to sew a automatic button hole.
Some sewing machines have what is called a buttonhole lever that
is to the left of the needle that has to be pulled down before the
machine will make a buttonhole,here is a link for a free manual
if you dont' have one
Posted on Mar 18, 2013
SOURCE: backward stitching
Knowing which kind of machine you have helps alot. Just guessing but maybe the reverse mechanism is stuck and needs some oil in it to free it up. Or the buttonhole mechanism is stuck in reverse part of it.
Probably you should have it looked at.
Posted on Jan 11, 2009
Feed dog drive gear(2) are plastic and are probably stripped. Always replace them in pairs. While you are at it replace both hook drive gears as well. It will run as good as new.
Posted on Mar 28, 2009
SOURCE: Frozen feed gears singer sewing
the machine needs to be checked when the feeddogs don't move
but first check to see if the feeddogs are in the up position & if the
feeddogs are up, then the machine needs to be checked
Posted on Apr 30, 2012
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