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4-Step Buttonholing (Quantum®)

4-Step Buttonholing (Quantum®)

Preparation

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

 

1. Remove the general purpose presser foot and attach the buttonhole presser foot.

4-Step Buttonholes (QUANTUM®)

 

2. Place fabric under the foot so the markings on the buttonhole foot align with the markings on the fabric.

4-Step Buttonholes (QUANTUM®)

 

3. 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.

4-Step Buttonholes (QUANTUM®)

 

4. 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.

4-Step Buttonholes (QUANTUM®)

 

5. Insert a seam ripper to open the buttonhole from both ends towards the middle.

Tips

1. Reduce the upper thread tension SLIGHTLY for better results.
2. Use a backing for fine or stretchy fabrics.
3. It is advisable to use heavy thread or cord for stretch or knit fabrics.