Buttonholes, Posmon – SINGER 1200 Athena User Manual
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on Crosswise Grain
Your new machine comes complete with a
built-in two step buttonhole system. Before
sewing on your garment always make a test
thicknesses of fabric and interfacing if ap
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 the center line of the garment using
hand basting, machine speed basting or
with the buttonhole gauge found in the ac
machine speed basting information see
® Se sure that the space fromi the center
fine to the finished edge of the garment is
at least equal to three-quarters the
diameter of the button. (With this spac
ing, the button will not extend beyond the
edge -when the garment is buttoned.)
e Make sure that the center line marking
follows a lengthwise fabric thread.
2. Mark a position guideline for each but
6 Horizontal buttonholes are placed to ex
tend 1 /8-inch (3mm) beyond the center
line of the garment, as shown, so that the
buttons will be in the center of the figure
when the garment Is fastened.
* Horizontal buttonhole guidelines should
follow a crosswise fabric thread and be
longer than the finished length of the but
« Mark ends of each buitonhole vertically.
e 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
horizontally across the center line bast
ing and use the center line marking as
the buttonhole guide when stitching.