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Thread: Can Someone Tell Me What This Is??

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    Member catgirl807's Avatar
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    When I purchased my Singer 237 Fashion Mate, this came along with it. I really have no idea what it is or how to use it, and neither does my mom, who has been sewing for years. Anyone know what this is?

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    looks like a buttonholer

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    Button Hole cams ???

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    Thanks! How does this attach to my machine??

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    Buttonhole maker.

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    Looks like a buttonhole attachment, but I wouldn't know how to attach it. :cry:

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    I had a kenmore sewing maching that had something similiar, and it attached right to the pressure foot and the dial would adjust for the size of the button hole.

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    You can find a video tutorial and download a manual here.....

    http://thisisemilykate.blogspot.com/...ttachment.html

    I hope emilykate doesn't mind me posting this link.......are there some kind of rules?

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    That is most definately at buttonhole maker, with different templates. It attaches very much like a walking foot, from behind the needle shaft. Check the singer web site for some info.

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    It's a buttonholer.

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    Right. and the cams slip in on the bottom. the ends of the button hole can be straight or round like the die shape on the back of each cam. adjust the width of the stich on the buttonhole with the numbers on the side of the plastic box, i believe.

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    It is a buttonholer

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    I haven't seen one of those in years. It a button hole maker. My Mom had one with her 401 singer machine. That is what I learned to sew on! :o)

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    Yup that is a buttonhole maker for sure.

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    I would never had guessed that was a button hole maker :D:D:D

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    I have a old Domestic sewing machine. I don't know from what year. I think the 40's or 50's. I got it at a yardsale a few years ago for a whappin $20 in a wooden desk and all.
    Anyways, if you cannot find the info you need I have the manual for the buttonhole worker for this which I'm sure its about the same. I can make copies and send them to you.

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    A buttonholer - I have one of those - wonder how much mine would go for on E-Bay - it is about 50+++ years old - machine is in a "beautiful" blonde cabinet and all the attachments are in a box. Don't make them like they used to!!

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    Did you recieve a book with your machine? If you didn't go to your nearest singer or Brother sewing machine shop in your area and they will show you how. I found parts to my mother's machine that I did not understand that they help me with it.

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    Wow really? i never would have guessed, none of my button hole foots look anything like that.

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    That's a button holer. My mom had one just like it for her Singer.

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    You learn something new every day! I would never have guessed that is a button holer. What a wonderful resource this place is!

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    it is a button holer it makes different sizes by the guides that you put in it

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    This is the same buttonholer that went with the sewing machine I grew up with. Sorry I don't remember how to attach it....when I was about 15, (many eons ago!! LOL), my mom bought a new machine that had a buttonholer feature, so no more attachments. It did make lovely, even, buttonholes. I hope you can figure out how to attach it!!!

    Patti

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    Its for making buttonholes. My mom had one like it on her old treddle machine. It makes great buttonholes. The cams are for the sizes. I learned to sew on her old treddle machine. She inherited it from her great grandmother when she was a little girl and still has it. It sews beautifully.

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    Hi Sally - everyone is correct - it is a button hole maker. The bottom should open and the cams snap into the base. Some where there should be a shank attachment on it (generally right in the front - the bottom of the photo). You unscrewed the presser foot and its attachment and replaced it with this unit. The needle stitched in the sliding unit at the bottom. Those lines are there to help with placement on the garment The top knob helps determine where in the buttonhole starts.

    The slider on the left controlled how wide the zigzag was while the cam controlled the back and forward movement. They made great buttonholes. Remember to drop the feed dogs.

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