There are a number of reasons you would want to have a Baby Lock products registered:
- To register your machine, serger, Gold Standard or Love of Sewing for warranty purposes
- So an authorized Baby Lock dealer can check your registered product information when you take it in for service and will then be able to determine what is covered by the Baby Lock warranty
- There may be times Baby Lock may send you special offers and information based on Baby Lock products you registered
- For your future reference should you need it
- Login to your Baby Lock Account
- From the Dashboard, click the Register a New Machine
- Enter the information, select Validate
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Put a tear away stabilizer under the area where you want the buttonhole. This prevents the feed dogs from sinking into the fabric and not feeding correctly. Place a layer of water soluble stabilizer on top of the fabric where the button hole is to be made. Select a stretch buttonhole setting if you have it on your machine.
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Alternative closures: Snaps (comes in many styles), Velcro, bound buttonholes made from Ultrasuede™
If you prepared your machine properly for storage by oiling it well to keep rust from attacking it, there are a couple of things you will want to do before using it on your project. First, remove the bobbin, race, and ring. Wipe all the parts with a dry cloth. Replace the bobbin parts and bobbin. Then sew, on a scrap of fabric first. When you think you machine should be oiled, oil the bobbin area. Run your machine with outout thread a minute, and wipe out excess oil. That should keep the oil from soiling the thread and fabric you are sewing.
If it is a technique such as stippling or free motion embroidery you will need your hands to guide the fabric, using the foot pedal is usually the best. When doing simple seaming, you do not have to guide the fabric as much, using the "Start/Stop" button is very convenient. When you need more control over your fabric using the foot pedal is always the best idea. Keep in mind, when using a machine with an embroidery unit attached, you will need to have the foot pedal disconnected.
- Try loosening the tension.
2. Fold the hem twice for more support.
3. Try using a smaller needle. Suggestion: size 9
4. Use a finer thread such as cotton embroidery thread for an almost invisible hem.