I've had my Singer Red Eye 66 for a few years now, just learning how to sew really. It's a beauty, built on December 6, 1918. I'm still finding my way around it, and there's not a great deal of information out there on their practical use (it's a treadle of course).
I've been trying to install a Singer buttonhole attachment that claims it's compatible with the 66 models, but I'm having difficulty mounting the part that screws onto the presser bar. It looks like it's supposed to secure on the left side of the presser bar with a slotted screw it came with. The problem is, it appears my presser bar is in a different position, so that the flat side is facing the rear of the machine, along with the hole the screw goes into.
Am I just nuts, or totally missing something? How do I mount the attachment to the presser bar if the flat side and screw hole is facing the back?? I have a project I'm so close to finishing, the buttonholes are one of the last pieces of the puzzle. Any help would be hugely appreciated! (FYI, it's a straw tick mattress, and with snow fast approaching, time is of the essence!)