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4-Step Buttonholes (QUANTUM®)

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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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  1. Remove the general purpose presser foot and attach the buttonhole presser foot.
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  1. Place fabric under the foot so the markings on the buttonhole foot align with the markings on the fabric.
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  1. Adjust the stitch length dial to 0.5 - 1 to set the density. Note: Density varies according to the fabric. Always sew a test buttonhole.
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  1. Follow the 4-step sequence changing from one step to another with the stitch pattern selector dial. Take care not to sew too many stitches in steps 1 and 3.
  2. Insert a seam ripper to open the buttonhole from both ends towards the middle.
Tips
  • Reduce the upper thread tension SLIGHTLY for better results.
  • Use a backing for fine or stretchy fabrics.
  • It is advisable to use heavy thread or oord for stretch or knit fabrics.