How to Use the Buttonhole Attachment for a Singer Sewing Machine Model 9910

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How to Use the Buttonhole Attachment for a Singer Sewing Machine Model 9910
Neat and attractive buttonholes are easy to make with the Singer 9910. (business suit lapel image by sparkia from

The Singer Sewing Company is one of the world's oldest producers of home appliances. The Singer 9910 is one of its top models and is packed with features and accessories, including 169 different preprogrammed stitches for straight line work, buttonholes, decorative stitches and a quilting stitch that replicates hand sewing. This model also has a buttonhole under plate, which works like a mini embroidery hoop, holding delicate fabrics in place while the machine feeds the attachment.

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    Select the type of buttonhole shape you want from the four preprogrammed stitches. Stitch #61 is a narrow bar tack for use with light to mid-weight fabrics. Stitch #62 is a wide bar tack for use with larger buttons. Stitch #63 is a keyhole shaped buttonhole for use with heavy fabrics. Stitch #64 is a keyhole buttonhole with a reinforced bar tack.

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    Mark the position and length of the buttonhole on your fabric. Remove the regular sewing foot and attach the buttonhole foot to the machine. Add the under plate for hard-to-sew fabrics.

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    Set the button on the base of the buttonhole foot and adjust the slide to the diameter of the button. If the button is too large to fit on the base, measure the button's diameter and its thickness, and manually adjust the slide to the combination of the diameter and thickness. Remove the button once the measurement is complete and the slide is adjusted. The length of the slide is the length of the buttonhole the machine will sew.

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    Pass the thread through the hole of the buttonhole foot and bring up the bobbin thread. Move the intertwined threads to the left side.

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    Position the fabric so the centre line mark is at the centre of the buttonhole foot. Lower the foot lever completely. Hold the upper thread lightly and start the machine.

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    Keep your foot on the sewing machine's pedal as the machine automatically moves over the fabric. Do not touch or adjust the fabric while the machine is in motion. The machine will stop automatically when it is finished.

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    Raise the pressure foot and clip the threads. Cut the centre of the buttonhole without cutting through the stitches.

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