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Patness
Patness
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Date: 9/30/10 3:00 PM

I made a blouse from linen that is embroidered. When I tried to make a buttonhole on a scap, the feed dogs didn't move the fabric due to the embroindery on the placket facing. What can I do to prevent this?
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Date: 9/30/10 3:04 PM

You could try putting a square of tear-off interfacing under the area. It will just tear right off after you complete your buttonhole and should allow for even feeding on your feed dogs. I never tried it with buttonholes, but I use it for other things all the time.
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Date: 10/3/10 2:33 PM

Any other suggestions?
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Date: 10/3/10 3:01 PM

Did you try the tear off interfacing? That's what I would try first. In fact, I routinely use it for buttonholes on thin fabric.

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Date: 10/3/10 7:18 PM

I would never try to make a buttonhole without stabilizer on the bottom. No matter the fabric.
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Date: 10/3/10 8:23 PM

Hi!
Try putting a piece of paper between the presser foot and the fabric .
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Date: 10/3/10 9:06 PM

What sort of buttonholer are you using? If it is like the Viking sensor foot, any fabric that has alot of texture-like the embroidery keeps the wheel from moving smoothly resulting in wonky buttonholes. Under these circumstances the conventional foot may provide a better result. I would agree with those who are advising the use of a stabilizer, tissue or tear away interfacing. Good luck!

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Date: 10/3/10 10:06 PM

the tear off stabilizer works great
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