This tool basically consists of a hollow needle which pushes a T shaped plastic fastener through the hole it punches. Since the needle is rather big and the plastic fastener small this won't last long and depending on the fabric will leave an unsightly hole. There are plenty of fasteners and buttons included in the package, but the buttons look VERY cheap. You can use the tool with store bought shank buttons which at least would make them look nice- still not very sturdy though.
I just purchased this product and I am extremely disappointed in Singer for putting their name on this. I had a buttoneer years ago that was fantastic. The attachments were stronger and the hand-held machine was very simple to work. I just wasted two fastners because they broke trying to use this machine they are very cheaply made. They need to be the strength of the fastners on tags in the stores. I rarely return things I am not happy with; but I will return this as I am very very disappointed in Singer. What happened don't you have any pride and want to maintain your reputation.
I am an avid seamstress. I have made anything from basic everyday child clothes to prom dresses to quilts. This item appears to be great but it truly isn't all that practical. There are buttons that this needle will not fit through the opening. It's also bulky. I would recommend having a small emergency sewing kit. You have a few needles, tiny pair of scissors, thread...plus it takes up less space then this item. I certainly wouldn't recommend using this on silk. I used this against my better judgment as it is what my sister had with her and it ruined her blouse.
I figured out how to use this product and now have full functionality with it. Please consider a you tube clip that covers its usage for those using for the first time. If we can see how the threads are loaded it would be more helpful than the very small print you currently provide.
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Reasonably close
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good quality product
I used to trust the Singer name but this is the second device to let me down. The needle was bent and no answer on the customer service #. Earlier this year I bought the hand held mender that is supposed to make a chain stitch and it too was useless. I am out almost $30 but Singer is out a former customer of 50+ years.
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Bought in store
How accurate was the on site description of the product? N/a
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Useless to me needle was broken upon opening box
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