The button goes on the end and tells the foot how big the buttonhole needs to be. A smaller button will move the placement of the plastic guides so the hole ends up smaller.
To make a buttonhole, put the button for which you are making the hole in between the plastic holders.
Then remove your normal presser foot and replace it with the buttonhole attachment.
Pick a buttonhole stitch. On my machine, those are stitches #29 through 35. I usually use #30.
Find your buttonhole lever and pull it down as far as possible. This will act as the sensor to tell your machine to turn around when the lever hits the plastic guide. That way your buttonhole will be the right size for your button. Arrow below indicates lever.
Ready to go!
Place a pin or mark where your buttonhole should go.
Line up the open space and position the end of the pin or your mark between the three red lines.
Push down on your pedal and let the machine make your hole! It will slow down and come to a stop when the hole is finished.
Ta-da! Use this handy trick to open your hole seamlessly.
Sew on your button and you’re done!
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