Buttonholes – SINGER 1036 Creative Touch User Manual

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Finished Edge of Garment

Most fabrics are suitable for machine-

stitched buttonholes. If the suitability of the
fabric is in doubt, make a test buttonhole in a
sample of your fabric, being sure to duplicate
the thicknesses of your garment, and include
an interfacing.

The built-in buttonhole system of your

machine allows you to stitch a complete but­

tonhole up to IV


inches in a single step. To

make sure the measurement is correct, and

for buttons of irregular shape, cut a slit in a
scrap of your fabric approximately the width
of the button you intend to use, and increase

length of opening until button slips through



Accurate guidelines are essential to keep but­
tonholes at a uniform distance from the edge
of the garment, evenly spaced, and on the
grain of the material.

1. Mark center line of garment as indicated

on your pattern. This guideline can be

made by hand basting and should follow a
lengthwise fabric thread.

2. Mark a guideline for each buttonhole.

Fabrics may be marked lightly with tailor’s


a Horizontal buttonholes are placed to extend

Vs inch, beyond the center line of the gar­
ment, as shown, so that the buttons will be
in the center of the figure when the gar­
ment is fastened.


Horizontai buttonhole guidelines should

follow a crosswise fabric thread and be

longer than the finished length of the but­

tonhole. Mark ends of each buttonhole ver­

• Vertical buttonholes are placed so that the

center line of the garment is in the center of
the buttonhole, as shown.

• Mark the ends of each buttonhole horizon­

tally across the center line basting and use
the center line marking as the buttonhole
guide when stitching.

Horizontal Placement on Crosswise Grain

Vertical Placement on Lengthwise Grain


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