Monday, March 18, 2013

How to: Sew a buttonhole with the sewing machine

To begin, you will need to mark the buttonhole placement on material. Use fabric marker and mark just above and below the button (1/8``).  This mark will be a placement guide when creating the buttonhole.

Take the button and place it in the button guide place.

Select your buttonhole stitch. Some machines have several different buttonhole stitches.  My machine has automatic buttonhole foot.

Once your machine is set up, all that you have left to do is create the buttonhole.
Pull down the buttonhole lever (push) as far as possible (the buttonhole lever is positioned behind the bracket on the buttonhole foot.). Apply consistent pressure to your foot pedal, and allow the stitch to run the programmed cycle.

 When it is through creating the buttonhole, it will either beep or stop, depending on your machine.

Using your seam ripper, slice through the center of the buttonhole but avoid cutting through your stitching lines.

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