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Old 11-17-2021, 08:06 PM
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Welcome, Angie.

The 206 does not have a feed dog drop - but did have a darning plate.

I have used Singer buttonhole attachment on a couple of straight stitch machines and there are buttonhole attachments for zig zag machines. There are also buttonhole attachments for slant shank machines. The Singer buttonhole attachments make great buttonholes. After reading about the problems you are having I looked at the manual for a 206 and the 306 and initially thought that maybe a darning plate 189723 might help. Upon further reading, I realized that these early zig zag machines were made to make buttonholes with a special buttonhole foot 86616 and the what is called all purpose throat plate. I'm wondering if even though this is a low shank machine that perhaps there are some slight differences so that the attachment was not made to work with these machines. I know the 319 has motor boss is in a slightly different position so that a regular hand crank will not work. Also because the 206 takes a different needle and threads from front to back that the buttonhole attachment will not work on these machines.

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