Buttonhole length – SINGER 1288 User Manual

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Vertical buttonholes C are placed so that the centre

line Act the garment is in the centre of the buttonhole,

as shown.

• Mark the ends of each buttonhole horizontally

across the centre line basting and use the centre

line marking as the buttonhole guide when stitching.

Buttonhole Length

• The buttonhole length should be just long enough to

allow the button to slip through the opening without
stretching it.

• To make sure the measurement is correct, cut a slit

in a scrap of fabric equal to the diameter of the but­

ton you intend to use.

• Increase length of opening until button slips through


This test is particularly advisable for buttons of un­

usual shape or thickness.