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4-Step Buttonholing

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Preparation
Measure diameter and thickness of button and add 1/8" (0.3 cm) for bar tacks; mark buttonhole size on fabric.
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Figure 1

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Figure 2
Figures 1 & 2
  1. Raise presser foot.
  2. Place fabric under foot.
  3. Center three red guidelines (#1 Figure 1) of buttonhole foot around beginning line of buttonhole.
  4. Turn buttonhole dial to the buttonhole symbol "1" for the first step.
  5. Position needle in fabric at point #2 by turning handwheel towards you.
  6. Stitch down to point #3. Your buttonhole should appear as shown in Figure 2.
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Figure 3
Figure 3
  1. Raise needle out of fabric.
  2. Turn buttonhole dial to the buttonhole symbol "2" for the second step.
  3. Make at least four stitches, ending at point #4.
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Figure 4
Figure 4
  1. Raise needle out of fabric.
  2. Turn buttonhole dial to the buttonhole symbol "3" for the third step.
  3. Stitch up to point #5.
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Figure 5
Figure 5
  1. Raise needle out of fabric.
  2. Turn buttonhole dial to the buttonhole symbol for "4" for the fourth step.
  3. Make at least four stitches, ending at point #6.
  4. Raise presser foot and remove garment from machine.
  5. Clip thread ends.
  6. To open the buttonhole insert a seam ripper from both ends towards the middle.