Buttonhole position, Chapter 6. buttonholes – SINGER 5147 User Manual

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Chapter 6. Buttonholes

Your new machine comes complete with a built-in four-step buttonhole system. Before sewing on
your garment, always make a test buttonhole duplicating the number of thicknesses of fabric and

interfacing, if appropriate.


Accurate guidelines are essential to keep buttonholes at a uniform distance from the
edge of the garment, evenly spaced and on the grain of the fabric.

1. Mark the centre line of the garment using hand basting or tailor's chalk.

• Be sure that the space from the centre line A to the finished edge B of the garment

is at least equal to three-quarters the diameter of the button C. With this spacing,

the button will not extend beyond the edge when the garment is buttoned.

• Make sure that the centre line marking follows a lengthwise fabric thread.


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