Sewing on buttons, Fig. 30-b – SINGER W1365 User Manual
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If you plan, to make buttonholes on sheer or soft material place
tarlatan or paper, which can be torn away after stitching, under the
iabric. And it is always wise to make several buttonholes on scraps
of fabric before working on the garment.
For narrower buttonholes, set the stitch width at
' a n d
stitch, width lever to 3 for bar tack.
SEWING ON BUTTONS
Hemove hinged presser foot and attach button sewincx foot
Fig. 30-A, B and Ci.
Turn drop feed knob to "DOWN"
Move zigzag width lever to "0" position or to the extreme left
Place the button so that its left hole comes directly under the
needle, then gently lower the presser foot. Move the zigzag
width lever to the right until the needle comes exactly over the
right hole of the button. Turn the balance wheel slowly by hand
to be sure the needle clears both holes of the button. Correct
width if necessary.
When needle goes into the center of each hole, run the machine
at medium speed, making five or six 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