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lapel | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

I have 3 different model Singer machines.  None of them will make a neat equal stitch buttonhole.  I want a new brand that will do one-step or automatic buttonholes that are easy and beautiful.  A ton of fancy stitches is not needed.  What can you recommend?


  1. Loomchick | | #1

    Before plunking down money for a new sewing machine that will do buttonholes, you may want to consider a Greist automatic buttonholer for your machine . . . I don't know if they're made any more . . . but, I have picked up a couple on eBay for under $5.00 (including eight buttonhole templates) . . . I used one for the first time on my Pfaff 130 about 15 years ago . . . I think they make a better buttonhole . . . although, my Janome MC 3000 makes very nice buttonholes

    1. lapel | | #2

      Thank you for your suggestion.  Does a Griest fit on all machines?

      1. Loomchick | | #3

        Just like presser feet, I doubt if all Greist buttonhole devices fit all machines . . . the one I have fits low shank machines. You may want to take a look at a few online . . . the description will sometimes include the machine(s) the buttonholer attachment fits.Here's a review from someone that likes theirs . . . was fortunate to have some one-on-one assistance from someone at Sewing Machine Service Co in Renton, WA . . . A wonderful place for sewing machines and attachments of all types, ages, etc. A very knowledgeable group . . . you may want to give them a call at (425) 255-8673

        1. lapel | | #4

          Wonderful information.  Thank you.

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