The templates for this attachment are metal and it makes great professional looking buttonholes.
This Sears Buttonhole Attachment has templates that are made of plastic. I cannot be sure but this appears to be a complete set. I have not seen another one like this for sale that I can compare it to.
Next here is the Singer Deluxe Monogrammer, not a terribly hard gadget to find however the templates for this attachment are pretty difficult to obtain. I have seen them for sale online and always listed individually and at a hefty price which is the reason I only own four of the letter templates and the flower template. This item is from 1969 and made for the Singer Slant sewing machines and the letters it monograms are 1 1/2 inches high.
The Sears Kenmore Monogrammer is for low shank sewing machines, I snapped this one up because from what I understand the templates for the Singer Deluxe can be used on this attachment AND this attachment is for low shank machines. Unfortunately there is not a lot of information on this attachment out there but I think this item is also from 1969.
This is such a cool buttonholer, the Professional Buttonholer by Singer makes the following: Straight (for everything), Eyelet -End (for coats, suits, etc.), Purl-Edge (for a hand-sewn finish), Bound (for coats, dresses or suits) and Eyelets (for belts, lacings and studs). This one is from 1973 and made in Great Britain for Singer Slant sewing machines. My set came with the 381115 Accessory Plate designed for the 700 and 900 series machines; I have the Singer Touch & Sew 750.
Here is another Singer Monogrammer from 1969 but the difference here to the previous is the size of the letters it monograms. The monogrammed letters end up being 3/8 of an inch high AND this one was designed specifically for the 750 slant series machines. Also made in 1969 and this set included the 507661 Feed Cover plate. This monogrammer can be used with other Singer slant sewing machines however, you will need a special Feed Cover Plate in order for it to work.
This is a sample template for the letter R.
This is the placement guide needed that was also included with this mongrammer.
And here is an extra set of templates sold separately. I got this set for a few pennies and because I’ve read that the plastic templates eventually wear out. Will I wear mine out? Probably not but these are nice to have.
I love the look of this “Jetson” clamshell box for this buttonholer. This is for low shank machines and the templates are interchangeable with my other black SInger buttonholer.
I recently nabbed this buttonholer for $3.00! It is similar to my mustard-colored Sears Kenmore 6795 however this one has metal templates and it is made by Greist Manufacturing Company, New Haven Conn.
This one came with its original manual and based on information on the web dates back to 1956.
I have a few more attachments that I have yet to add to this page but I just have not had time to photograph them. When I find some time I may do a tutorial on how to use each of these attachments. 🙂