18 making buttonholes – SINGER W167 User Manual
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Mark the beginning and end of the buttonhole on fabric with a
basting line or tailer's chalk. Make one on scrap fabric following
directions below) to be sure machine adjustments are correct.
Replace presser foot with buttonhole foot which provides maxi
mum visibility and allows closely spaced stitches to feed evenly.
Fig. 28 >
Reset the mechanic design selector dial 24 Fig. 1 at M position.
Set the stitch length dial 7 Fig. 1 as near to 0 as possible with
out stopping the feeding action.
Lock the stitch width lever 2 Fig. 1 setting step 2 Fig. 1.
Set the button hole change lever 23 Fig. 1 to
Lower needle carefully into the mark on fabric indi
cating the beginning of buttonhole. Stitch to the
mark for the end of buttonhole, step 1, Fig. 29,
stopping machine with needle in fabric at right side
Set the buttonhole change lever at Q position, step
2. And sew 5 or 6 stitches.
Set the buttonhole change lever for left-hand side
of buttonhole, at ^ | position. This will mechanically
set the machine to sew in reverse. Sew left-hand side of buttonhole. Step 3.
Set the buttonhole change lever at Q position, step 4. Sew 5 or 6 stitches.
Return stitch width lever to 0 and take two or three stitches to fasten bar tack threads
Cut the buttonhole opening with seam ripper, being careful not to cut the stitching.