Buttonholes are sewn from the front of the presser foot to the back, as shown below.
Be sure to turn off the main power before replacing the pressor foot. Otherwise, injuries may occur if Start/Stop button is accidentally pressed and the machine starts sewing.
- Use chalk to mark on the fabric the position and length of the buttonhole.
|| Marks on fabric|
- Pull out the button guide plate of buttonhole foot "A", and then insert the button that will be put through the buttonhole.
The size of the buttonhole is set.
- Attach buttonhole foot "A".
- Select a following stitch.
- Position the fabric with the front end of the buttonhole mark aligned with the red marks on the sides of the buttonhole foot, and then lower the presser foot lever.
|| Mark on fabric (front)|
Red marks on buttonhole foot
Pass the upper thread down through the hole in the presser foot.
- Do not lower the needle into fabric when aligning the marks. Desired results may not be achieved.
- When lowering the presser foot, do not push in the front of the presser foot.
| Do not reduce the gap.|
- Pull down the buttonhole lever as far as possible.
|| Buttonhole lever |
The buttonhole lever is positioned behind the bracket on the buttonhole foot.
- Gently hold the end of the upper thread in your left hand, and then start sewing.
Once sewing is completed, the machine automatically sews reinforcement stitches, then stops.
- Raise the presser foot lever, remove the fabric, and then cut the threads.
- Raise the buttonhole lever to its original position.
- Insert a pin along the inside of one bar tack at the end of the buttonhole stitching to prevent the stitching from being cut.
|| Pin |
- Use the seam ripper to cut towards the pin and open the buttonhole.
|| Seam ripper|
For keyhole buttonholes, use the eyelet punch to make a hole in the rounded end of the buttonhole, and then use the seam ripper to cut open the buttonhole.
|| Eyelet punch|
- When using the eyelet punch, place thick paper or some other protective sheet under the fabric before punching the hole in the fabric.
- When opening the buttonhole with the seam ripper, do not place your hands in the cutting path, otherwise injuries may result if the seam ripper slips.
- Do not use the seam ripper in any other way than how it is intended.