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Where do I go from here?

Celia

Re: Where do I go from here?
« Reply #60 on: June 22, 2022, 12:05:23 PM »
Well yesterday I got the big Janome 6700 out of the cupboard and did some button holes and was pretty impressed, just wish you could make the space in the middle of a buttonhole a bit bigger because some fabrics are so difficult to cut the middle.

Maybe I need to find a trolly or something to move it around  :thinking: right off to investigate

Kenora

Re: Where do I go from here?
« Reply #61 on: June 22, 2022, 17:49:51 PM »
The Bernina 7 Series allow you to change the width of buttonholes from 0.1mm to 2.00mm, but those are heavy machines again.  :sorry:
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keepitsimple

Re: Where do I go from here?
« Reply #62 on: June 22, 2022, 23:19:01 PM »
Well yesterday I got the big Janome 6700 out of the cupboard and did some button holes and was pretty impressed, just wish you could make the space in the middle of a buttonhole a bit bigger because some fabrics are so difficult to cut the middle.
Look up buttonhole cutter on various online sites. It's a narrow chisel - and often a small block/pad underneath comes with it - to do a very neat and clean cut. Much easier and less risk of getting it wrong than with a seam ripper.
Agree that having an option to widen the gap is very useful - I was always told the gap should be related to the thickness of the button. As Kenora commented the Bernina 7 series lets you choose the width, and the B480 you asked about earlier does too.

Celia

Re: Where do I go from here?
« Reply #63 on: June 23, 2022, 18:40:06 PM »
I think all the new 9mm Berninas now have this option, still dreaming  :thinking: