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How do i fit buttonholer on to my janome 1017 machine

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Http:// See p. 22 You snap off whatever foot is currently on, and snap on the buttonhole foot, #J.

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SOURCE: I keep getting the bl sound when trying to make automatic button

I'd forgotten to pull the little lever down that abuts onto the buttonhole foot! Simple!

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SOURCE: Excell 11 Buttonhole Instructions

if you email me on [email protected] I can send you the scanned pages

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SOURCE: manual for Janome Harmony 2049 sewing machine answer it all

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SOURCE: Not sure how to use the buttonhole foot J that

The buttonhole foot slides open so that you may insert the button which you are making a button hole for so that it may be sized correctly.

Slide open the foot, place the buttin on the spot and slide it closed.

Turn the pattern selector off and back on to the buttonhole pattern to reset. (Do this each time you make a buttonhole to reset)

Pull down the buttonhole lever located up and to the left of the needle bar. Pull it ALL THE WAY DOWN so that it will be tripped by the buttonhole foot as it moves.

Set the stitch width to about 4 or 4.5.

Set the stitch length to a very tight stitch (but usually slightly higher than the recommended marking)

Set the upper tension on 3.

Use an appropriate stabilizer. This is the key to a good buttonhole.

Lower the foot on the fabric, ensuring that the foot goes down without springing forward or back.

Make a few practice buttonholes, adjusting the width and length untill you get what you are looking for.

Posted on Jan 16, 2010

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SOURCE: My Janome sewing machine has a buttonhole

Pull the BH (Buttonhole lever) down which is to the right of the needle bar.

Posted on Feb 11, 2010

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