1-Step Buttonhole Foot
1-Step Buttonhole Foot can be used for sewing machines with stitch width control facility.
Set machine as shown in (fig A).
* Snap on buttonhole foot.
When setting buttonhole foot, make sure button plate a is set to back side. (fig B)
Incorrect setting may cause needle to break and injury.
Mark starting point of buttonhole on fabric. (fig C)
Pull part (a) of buttonhole foot back and set button in part as shown in (fig B).
* When using soft or elastic fabric, it is recommended to place interfacing material between the fabrics.
Set position of buttonhole foot
Lower the presser foot and align the slot b with marking on the fabrics as shown in (fig D).
One Step Buttonhole Sewing
1. Set pattern selection dial to 'Buttonhole' stitch (#12 for Toyota RS2000 3D).
2. Pull down automatic buttonhole lever c and push lever towards the back as shown in (fig E).
3. Hold thread lightly then start machine.
4. Buttonhole sewing is done in order, 1-4 as shown in (fig F).
* The front bar tack is sewn first.
5. Stop machine when the sewing comes back to starting point. Then buttonhole sewing is completed.
* It is recommended to make a sample buttonhole on a scrap piece of fabric before making it on your garment.
Do not touch metal part of buttonhole lever.
Remove the fabric from the machine. Place a pin through the bar tacks to prevent over-cutting. Cut the buttonhole along centre (center) with the buttonhole
cutter. (fig G)
When using the buttonhole cutter to cut the buttonholes, do not hold the fabric in front of the cutter. Doing so could cause an injury to your hand.
I lost my original one step buttonhole foot, and this was the only store I could find that sold one - others only had four step ones, but I'm lazy! Arrived with another ordered foot the very next day, and I've been busily making buttonholes ever since!