Sewing on buttons – SINGER W1166 User Manual
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SEWING ON BUTTONS
Remove hinged presser foot and attach button sewing foot.
See Fig. 34
2. Turn drop feed knob "EMBR" all the way. Fig. 38
Set zigzag stitch width stop at 0. Place the button so
that its left hole comes directly under the needle, then
gently lower the presser foot. Fig. 35
Move zigzag stitch width stop until the needle comes
down exactly over the right hand hole in the button.
Fig. 36 and set stop.
Turn the hand wheel slowly by hand to be sure the
needle enters both holes in button without deflecting
needle, correct width if necessary.
When needle goes into the center of each hole, run the
machine at medium speed, making six or eight stitches,
stopping with the needle in the left hole.
To lock the zigzag stitch and prevent ravelling, set the
stitch width at
, and take a few stitches in the same hole.
If you wish you may 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 the button,
forming a shank. Fasten.
Apply the above method to sew on buttons with four
holes, hooks and snaps, etc. If a four hole button is to be
sewn, follow the same procedure above for the two hole
Now lift presser foot slightly and move fabric to permit
stitching the remaining two holes. Hooks, snaps, etc., are sewn
to the fabric with the same procedure as for sewing two hole