Sewing on buttons, Forming thread shank on button – SINGER W1240 User Manual

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Zigzag stitching is a very easy and convenient
method of sewing on button without a shank.

Place the button so its left hole comes directly

under the needle, then gently lower the button
sewing foot. Take a stitch in the hole.

Raise the needle and move zigzag width dial to

the right until the needle comes down exactly
over the right hole in the button.

Note: Be sure the needle dears the holes of the

button by moving the hand wheel by hand
before running the machine fast.

Usually 6 to 8 stitches are adequate for securing

a button in place. Stop with the needle in the left

hole. To lock the threads, set the stitch width at

0, and take a few stitches in the left hand hole.



Lenght: 0

Width: 2-5
Feed Dog: ХЖ
Pressure: Normal
Foot: Button Foot
Needle Position: 1

Buttons sewn on coats or jackets should have a
thread shank to make them stand away from the
fabric. To form a thread shank, sew over a pin or
rounded toothpick which can be inserted directly
into the button sewing foot.

After stitching the button to the fabric, remove
work from under the presser foot leaving threads
about six inches from fabric. Remove pin or
toothpick. Pull the threads to back of button and
form a shank between button and fabric by
winding threads tightly around the attaching stit­

ches. Pull threads to back of the fabric and then
tie thread ends securely.