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In Classifieds, or donate to thrift store?
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Date: 12/15/10 6:38 PM

I have a couple of buttonholers, one Griest, one Singer. Not sure I'll be able to use them, they were kind of an impulse buy, and I haven't tested them on my machines yet (first I had to figure out how you tell if your machine is low or high shank...). I understand they are all over the place on eBay, and are not terribly valuable; is it worth the effort to list them in the classifieds here, or should i just donate them to a thrift shop? thx

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Date: 12/15/10 7:13 PM

I think I answered my own question... after going to eBay and seeing the hundreds listed there, it's donation time....

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Date: 12/15/10 7:31 PM

I sold 2 on classifieds.

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Date: 12/15/10 8:05 PM

Frankly there are a lot of things I buy on the classified that I didn't even know exist not to mention think to search for on eBay. It's the power of suggestion!
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Date: 12/15/10 9:04 PM

You should totally list them on the classifieds here. I was actually thinking that maybe I should look for one for my old singer (straight needle late 70's model). You will probably find a new home for them by listing them here, tho I suppose donating them would be easier, but making a fellow seamstress happy is always fun too.

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Date: 12/15/10 9:04 PM

Here is a link to determine the shank size of your machine. Low shanks seem to be the most common.
Shank size
I hope you can use at least one of the buttonholers. I love mine and wouldn't go back to the built ins on the machines.

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Date: 12/15/10 10:26 PM

If you find out they work with your machine, then by all means give them a try! They make fantastic buttonholes - better than any built in buttonhole stitch I've ever seen. And they are actually kind of fun to use. They look weird and clunky if you aren't used to vintage attachments, but it is amazing to watch them at work.
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Date: 12/15/10 10:45 PM

Wouldn't it be nice if someone would demonstrate with photos what each side should look like when you are doing a buttonhole with the attachment. I have figured out how to put it on my sm.....but have not quite got the buttonholes figuration. .....I just got the book on sewing machine attachment & that does help some. ......
I agree with the last post, I think you should try it at least once before you abandon the project. ......Other posts show what fantastic buttonholes they make! Could be much fun once we get the hang of it!
-- Edited on 12/15/10 10:46 PM --

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Date: 12/15/10 10:54 PM

Hey, thanks everyone, that is quite helpful. I'd really rather match them up with one of the nice folks here at PR, so I'll go ahead and list them. I just thought looking at ebay that there was a better and huge(!) selection there. They seem pretty complete, and are in original boxes, so they sang out to me....

One of the boxes had the original instruction manual for the Singer 15-91.... that i will put in the classifieds, it deserves a good home....
-- Edited on 12/15/10 10:56 PM --

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Date: 12/15/10 10:55 PM

oh, and I will try them out for sure....

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