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Buttonholes on Pfaff 7530

tjem123 | Posted in General Discussion on

Greetings, all!

Do you have techniques that you use to get great buttonholes when you’re sewing close to a seam?

I use a Pfaff 7530. When I have to make buttonholes that are close to a seam, I end up with these kinds of problems:

  • missed stitches
  • uneven start and end points

I’ve tried various techniques and combinations of features. The buttonholes look best when I use:

  • the 5A foot without the accompanying buttonhole guide (that plugs into the back of the arm).
  • semi-automatic buttonhole feature
  • decreasing the balance for the return side of the buttonhole (the left) to -2.

This combination offers great results when I’m sewing on flat fabric. But, if there is a seam close by, the stitches are still not perfectly spaced.

I would be very grateful for any suggestions or techniques that you’ve used and that have worked for you!

Many thanks!


  1. Stitchwitch | | #1

    Dear tjem,

    I have bad news for you.  I owned the top-of-the-range Pfaff Performance 2054.  I had it for 7 moth and last week I went and bought the Bernina Vituosa 155.  I just could not sew with the Pfaff anymore, it gave me constant tension problmes, and yes the buttonhole are just disgusting.  I also kept on cutting the bars of the buttonhole, as they are sewn too close by the Pfaff.  The only thingsI did find helped it bit was the following:

    Use the sensormatic foot as far as possinle, it produces the best buttonhole. The manual buttonholes, are an even bigger disaster.

    Secondly, cut it open with a chisel, and finally use embroidery thread in your needle.

    My advise to you, is buy a Bernina.

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