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Astrox
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Date: 6/14/14 1:22 PM

In order to enhance my off-the-grid sewing experience I purchased a Singer Buttonhole Attachment, part number 160506 also known as "Treasure Chest".


As soon as it arrived i tested it on my 15-88 sewing machine and the foot attachment did a nice buttonhole in a very quick and straightforward way.


Following the manual it says that: "the Feed cover Plate must be used with the Buttonhole Attachment at all times."

My "Treasure Chest" didn't has the Feed Cover Plate,
so I dropped the feed dogs of my 15-88 sewing machine, in order that they don't interfere with the operation of the Buttonhole attachment.


The question is:

1.-Am I harming my 15-88 sewing machine for not using the "Feed Cover Plate" when operating the Buttonhole Attachment?


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Treadle and hand crank Singer 15-88 / Singer 15-88 (nickel plated), Alfa Next 30

beauturbo
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Date: 6/14/14 2:59 PM

I would not worry about it, I think the reason it said you were supposed to use a plate, is just that not all machines even have feed dogs that just drop instead.

If you just mean it might scratch the machine or a needle plate, I don't worry about stuff like that on my older machines, they all look used and older, particular since they really are.But if you were really scared about that or something, I guess you could stick a sheet of clear wash a away stabilizer under it each time as a buffer maybe?

I have a old Singercraft Fagoter device, (that makes the lace and insertions) and it is actually more geared and rough on the bottom of it, and if I use it on a new and modern plastic bedded machine, then sometimes I do put a sheet of that clear wash a way stabilizer down first.

Astrox
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In reply to beauturbo <<


Date: 6/14/14 6:40 PM

Quote: beauturbo
I think the reason it said you were supposed to use a plate, is just that not all machines even have feed dogs that just drop instead.

Hi bauturbo, thank you for the message.....I am concerned that not using the Feed Cover Plate as indicated in the Buttonholer Attachment manual, I might rather damage the machine (feed dogs, bobbin case or any other part of the machine) or the fabric I am sewing.

At this point I am not worried if the needle plate get "scratched" further....
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