Sewing on buttons – SINGER W159 User Manual

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If you plan to make buttonholes on sheer or soft material, place paper under fabric

which can be torn away after stitching, it is always wise to make several buttonholes on

scraps of fabric before working on the garment.




Remove hinged presser foot and attach button sewing foot. (See Fig. 28, 29 & 30)

Turn the drop feed knob Fig. 19. to “0” position.

Move zigzag width control lever to “ ,0 ” position to the extreme left. Place the

button so that its left hole comes directly under the needle, then gently lower the

presser foot. Move the zigzag width control lever to the right until the needle comes

exactly over the right hole of the button and set left stop. Turn the balance wheel
slowly by hand to be sure the needle clears both holes of the button. Correct width if

When needle goes into the center of each hole, run the machine at medium speed,

making five or six stitches, stopping with the needle in the left hole.

To lock the zigzag stitch and prevent ravelling, set the stitch

width at 0, and take a few stitches in the same hole. If you wish

to place a rounded toothpick over the button, between the two

holes, and sew button to fabric in regular way. Remove the

toothpick and wind thread under button, forming a shank.
Fasten it. Apply the above method to sew on buttons with four

holes, hooks and snaps, etc.

Fig. 30

Fig. 29