Four-step buttonholing, Preparation, Step 1: side stitching – SINGER 1288 User Manual

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Four-Step Buttonholing

The four dial settings for buttonholing are located on

the stitch length selector. As you turn the dial for each
step, your machine is automatically set for the correct
needle position, stitch width, and stitch length, as well
as for stitching direction for that step. You need not
turn the fabric during buttonholing.

• Pattern: Zig-Zag Disc 1

• General Purpose Needle Plate

• Buttonhole Foot


• Prepare and mark your garment, as instructed on

page 66

•: Position work under needle, aligning centre marking

of buttonhole with centre line on the foot. Align end

marking of buttonhole with the horizontal lines on
the foot.

• Set the buttonhole balance knob K in neutral posi­

tion, as illustrated. The buttonhole balance knob,
when turned slightly to the right or left, enables you
to balance the stitch density of both sides of the
buttonhole. Refer to the next page for information on
balancing buttonhole stitch density.

Step 1: Side Stitching

Raise needle above the fabric and turn the buttonhole

dial to step 1. Position needle in fabric at point A.

Lower the foot and stitch to end of buttonhole (point B).

The end marking should be aligned with the horizontal
lines on the foot.

Step 2: Bar Tack

Raise the needle out of the fabric. Turn buttonhole dial
to step


and take at least four stitches. Stop at point


Step 3: Side Stitching

Raise the needle out of the fabric.Turn buttonhole dial
to step 3. Complete work to point D. Raise needle.

Step 4: Bar Tack

Raise the needle out of the fabric and turn buttonhole

dial to step 4. Take at least four stitches ending at


For a smooth, satin appearance and greater

durability, stitch around the buttonhole a second time

by repeating the four-step sequence.