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Thread: Buttonholes

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    Super Member coopah's Avatar
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    You can't beat that attachment for perfect buttonholes, IMHO.
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    I have been making these little towels that button to the stove. Using scrap material and $1 store microfibre dishcloths. I have been going 3 times round using the button holer takes less than 5 minutes for the whole project!
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    Where do you get this buttonholler, I want one for my featherweight. I just watched the video and it was cool.
    It's always sunny here in Fl unless it's raining,LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by LUANNH View Post
    Where do you get this buttonholler, I want one for my featherweight. I just watched the video and it was cool.
    The low shank button holler in the green square box is the one you want. You can find them on Good Will auctions, you local sewing machine shop, sometimes at thrift stores, yard sales, just about everywhere.

    Here is a picture of some of my button hollers:

    Any of the ones in the Green plastic boxes will work on a Featherweight.

    Joe

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    I used one all the time when I was in high school. I'm now looking for one for my Singer slant-o-matics. I really like the one in the pink jetson case for my Rocketeer.

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    Minerval,

    The one in the pink case will fit the Slant-O-Matics too. They are slant shanks like the Rocketeer.

    Joe

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    J MILLER Thanks for the info on the buttonholer will start checking my local thrift stores and my singer store. What price should I expect to pay for one.
    It's always sunny here in Fl unless it's raining,LOL

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    I've gotten them for as little as $5.00 + shipping from Good Will auctions, and as little as $4.00 from a thrift store. My LSMG sells them for $20.00.

    Here's one on GW for $5.00 + shipping starting bid:
    { http://www.shopgoodwill.com/viewItem...temID=12333750 }
    The one in the green case, rectangle or egg shaped, are for low (straight) shank machines.



    Joe

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    Thanks for the info Joe, can't wait to find one.
    It's always sunny here in Fl unless it's raining,LOL

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