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!