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Date: 12/13/13 9:45 PM

I've had my machine for several years - a Singer Ingenuity. It has a plastic buttonhole attachment that I've used successfully before. I am working with a thinnish cotton fabric and made one buttonhole, but when I tried to make a scone one, the fabric doesn't feed through. It just stays in one spot and the buttonhole attachment doesn't move or finish the button cycle. I've tried a different fabric to see if there was a general problem... It worked just fine. I don't get why I could make one buttonhole on this fabric, but not the second one, nothing changed except the position of the fabric. And no, the feed dogs didn't change - there is a lever in back that's inaccessible unless you remove the arm.

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Date: 12/13/13 10:27 PM

Was there a second layer or any interfacing under the first one? Perhaps try on some scrap fabric (if you have any left) doubling or tripling the fabric or putting some interfacing behind where the button hole goes.

Sometimes my machine doesn't like when there isn't enough fabric on the feed dogs for it to "grip." It doesn't like starting at the very edge of certain kinds of fabrics. I'm wondering if something similar might be happening to you.

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Date: 12/13/13 11:10 PM

If you spray starch and iron your fabric many times and make it kind of like a very stiff piece of cardboard doing that to it, right there, then even without a different kind of stabilizer or interfacing underneath it, it still may feed though a whole lot better. Of course then it would have to be some kind of fabric (like cotton maybe) that you could do that to it, and it would not melt at all too. But if that worked, the spray starch would wash out later. Have you tried that yet?

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Date: 12/14/13 0:53 AM

I always interface buttonhole areas. Even if it is very light interfacing, it helps tremendously. Buttonholes can be unpredictable without it. Good luck!

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