Part names of the buttonhole foot "A"
1 Button guide plate
5 5 mm (3/16 inch)
Use chalk to mark the position and length of
the buttonhole on the fabric.
1 Marks on fabric
2 Buttonhole sewing
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.
• If the button does not fit in the button guide
Add together the diameter and thickness of
the button, and then set the button guide plate
to the calculated length. (One division on the
scale is 5 mm (3/16 inch).)
Example: For a button with a diameter of 15
mm (9/16 inch) and a thickness of 10 mm (3/8
inch), the button guide plate should be set to
25 mm (1 inch) on the scale.
2 Presser foot scale
4 Marks on buttonhole foot
1 Presser foot scale
2 Length of buttonhole
(Diameter + thickness
3 5 mm (3/16 inch)
4 10 mm (3/8 inch)
5 15 mm (9/16 inch)
Attach buttonhole foot "A".
Position the upper thread under the presser
foot by guiding thread through the hole in the
presser foot before attaching the buttonhole
Select a 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.
• When lowering the presser foot, do not push
in the front of the presser foot, otherwise the
buttonhole will not be sewn with the correct size.
• If there is difficulty in aligning the marks,
slowly turn the handwheel toward you
to check where the needle will enter the
fabric, and then align the mark on the fabric
with that point.
Pull down the buttonhole lever as far as
1 Buttonhole lever
The buttonhole lever is positioned behind the
bracket on the buttonhole foot.
1 Mark on fabric
2 Red marks on
3 Upper thread
1 Do not reduce