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« on: March 14, 2005 04:58:53 PM »

sorry if this has been posted before. i looked but didnt find anything.

how do you make the button hole things with a machine? i know it can be done but I dont know how. 
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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2005 08:01:57 PM »

If you still have your book that came with your machine, it should tell you how to do this with your particular machine.  Machine settings differ from one to another.  Maybe someone can do a mini-tute on this for you.  Otherwise, you might want to do a search in the clothing section of craftster. 

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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2005 09:37:48 PM »

I have this machine:
if that helps any. i didnt even think to look in the clothing section.. duh. i'll have to ask my grandma if she still has the book...
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2005 09:54:29 PM »

buttonholes are actually quite easy once you get the hang of them, they are just zig-zag stitches.  with skinny ones along the sides and fat ones at the ends

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so i start with it set to the widest zig possible, and the length set to 0. stitch like 4 or 5 stitches, with the needle on the left side, and down. 

then change the width to skinnier and a short length so that the stitches sit close, stitch the length of the hole (which should be the width of the button+the depth of the button+1/8") 

then change it back to the wide setting and the length to 0.  stitch 4 or 5 stitches again, but this time ending with the needle on the right side, down. 

lift up the presser foot and rotate the fabric around the needle that is still down, so that when you stitch the other side of the hole you are stitching towards yourself. 

set the width skinny again and a short length, and sew to the other end that you started at.  make it wide again, with the length at 0 and stitch 1 or 2 more times to hold the stitches in place.

there you go, a button hole


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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2005 05:00:04 AM »

If your grandma no longer has the book you might go or call your nearest Singer store.  I'm sure that they could get you a book.  Just give them the model number etc... The books that come with the machines explain it very well. Jodijean did a great job explaining it though
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2005 02:15:02 PM »

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