BERNINA sewing and embroidery machines or sergers are tailored to your needs. Here, we provide you with an overview of the extensive BERNINA machine range.
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Your BERNINA has the right buttonhole for every purpose and every garment.
The simple buttonholes are suitable for light to medium fabrics. A stretch buttonhole is recommended for jersey, as the double overlock stitch used for both beads allows the fabric to stretch while retaining its shape. On coats or other medium-heavy to heavy fabrics, round buttonholes with different bartack variations or different eye buttonholes look particularly professional.
The easiest way to sew a buttonhole is to use the Buttonhole foot with slide # 3A resp. # 3B. With this foot, any number of buttonholes of the same length can be sewn fully automatically. The length is flexibly selectable, up to 30 mm.
With the automatic buttonhole, the length is determined first. Either by entering the button size or by placing the button on the circle and adjusting the size until it matches the button.
With jersey or very fine fabrics, it is recommended to cover the right side, possibly also the wrong side, with water-soluble stabiliser, so that the fabric cannot get distorted during sewing. Then tear away the stabiliser and wash it out briefly.
Place a fabric reinforced with stabiliser (and possibly water-soluble stabiliser) under the presser foot.
Manual buttonholes are sewn with the Buttonhole foot 3 for machines up to 5.5 mm stitch width, or Buttonhole foot 3C for machines up to 9 mm stitch width. A manual buttonhole is sewn in 5 or 7 steps.
The machine is stopped between the individual steps until the program is completed. These buttonholes are suitable for hard-to-reach places, in particularly difficult fabrics and for repairing existing damaged buttonholes.
Use the buttonhole cutter with an appropriate piece of wood or the seam ripper. When you use the seam ripper, cut the slit from both ends to the centre.
Suitable for sewing on:
Select button-sew-on program, alternatively zigzag stitch length 0. Lower feed dog. Finish the button-sew-on program by sewing until the machine stops automatically.
For 4-hole buttons, start with the front holes, then pull the material forward and repeat the operation. A decorative alternative is to sew the buttons crosswise.
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