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Posted on: 11/9/09 4:45 AM
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This tip is for older machines with step buttonholes.
My machine has 1(left side, forwards) 2/4 (crossbar) 3(right side, backwards).

When I make buttonholes following the order above, it ends by making the crosstack at the start of the buttonhole. I found that after clipping the threads, my crosstack often unravelled.

Since I find tying off loose threads to be too fiddly for my fat fingers, I get around it another way. After finishing the last crosstack (step 4), turn the dial back to 1 and sew a few stiches down the first side again. The crosstack doesn't unravel anymore after clipping!

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homejewel said... (11/9/09 5:44 PM) Reply
That is very helpful. I, too, dislike tying off loose threads on buttonholes.
 
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