• If automatic thread cutting is turned on
before you start sewing, both threads are
automatically cut after the reinforcement
stitches are sewn. If the fabric does not feed
(for example, because it is too thick),
increase the stitch length setting.
Insert a pin along the inside of one of the
bar tacks, and then insert the seam ripper
into the center of the buttonhole and cut
towards the pin.
a Basting pin
b Seam ripper
• When using the seam ripper to open the
buttonhole, do not put your hand or finger in
the path of the ripper. The ripper may slip and
cause injury. Do not use the seam ripper in any
other way than how it is intended.
• For keyhole buttonholes, use the eyelet
punch to make a hole in the rounded end of
the buttonhole. Then insert a pin along the
inside of one of the bar tacks, insert a seam
ripper into the hole made with the eyelet
punch, and cut towards the pin.
a Eyelet punch
b Basting pin
■ Sewing Stretch Fabrics
When sewing on stretch fabric with
sew the buttonhole stitches over a gimp thread.
Hook the gimp thread onto the back of
presser foot "A". Insert the ends into the
grooves at the front of the presser foot, and
then temporarily tie them there.
a Upper thread
Lower the presser foot and start sewing.
• Set the width of the satin stitches to the
width of the gimp thread, and set the
buttonhole width to be 2-3 times the width
of the gimp thread.
Once sewing is completed, gently pull the
gimp thread to remove any slack, and trim
off any excess.
• After using the seam ripper to cut open the
threads over the buttonhole, trim off the
SEWING THE STITCHES