How To Sew An Automatic Buttonhole

How to sew an automatic buttonhole

Some sewing machines sew one-step buttonholes other can do only four-step buttonholes. Look in your manual and read about the buttonhole system. But you need to know that some sewing machines don't have this feature at all.

Modern sewing machine sews buttonholes automatic so this post will helpful more for owner new machines. If you want learn the tutorial how to sew four-step buttonholes or how to sew on buttons with sewing machine too you need to read another articles on my site.

Sewing four-step buttonhole is easy but no matter it's always a good idea to test your first sample on the double pieces of fabric.

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On this photo shows a buttonhole foot. Many of them have at the back part a place for button that looks like this.

Look in the set of sewing machine feet. For sewing the one-step buttonholes your sewing machine must have such presser foot.

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Between half folded fabrics where you will make the buttonhole you need to put a fusible interfacing fabric.

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Choose the size a button for your garment

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and place one into the holder at the back of the buttonhole foot.

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Now you need mark the buttonholes size on the face a fabric using a special washable pen or chalk.

The hole should be a little more than diameter of the button.

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Remove the universal presser foot

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and attach the buttonhole foot to your sewing machine.

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Don't forget pull down this lever.

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To execute the buttonhole automatic it must be lowered as far as it will go.

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Set selector of the type of sewing stitches to one-step buttonhole position.

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Turn the handle of length a stitch to the smallest value.

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Pull the top thread into slit a presser foot. This will prevent the ingress long ends of the thread into the stitches of buttonhole.

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Now you are ready start sewing a buttonhole. Press on the foot pedal and your sewing machine will automatically sew all four steps.

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Note: this buttonhole foot don't has holder for button.

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Here is last moving of stitching an automatic buttonhole.

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Lift the presser foot and remove your test fabric from sewing machine and trim the ends of threads.

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When one-step buttonhole is over, you'll need to cut the opening to the button using sharp seam ripper.

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Make a cut from one edge to the middle of slit. Expand the loop and make the second part a slit of buttonhole.

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Make buttonholes on test fabric a few times before sew it on garment.

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