How To Sew An Automatic Buttonhole
Some sewing machines make one-step buttonholes. Other models of sewing machines 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 models of sewing machines can sew buttonholes automatic. So this post will be helpful more for owner new models of sewing machines. If you want learn how to sew four-step buttonholes or how to sew on buttons with sewing machine too, you need to read another tutorials on my site.
Sewing four-step buttonhole is not very difficult, but no matter it's always a good idea to test your first sample on pieces of fabric.
On this photo is shown a buttonhole presser foot. Many kinds of these presser feet have at the back part a place for button that looks like this.
Look in your set of sewing machine feet. For sewing the one-step buttonholes your sewing machine must have such presser foot necessarily.
Between folded fabrics in area where you will sew buttonhole you need to put a piece of fusible interfacing fabric.
Before making a buttonhole you need choose the size a button for your garment.
Next place button into the holder at the back of the buttonhole foot.
Now you need mark the buttonholes length on the face side a fabric, using a special washable pen or chalk.
The length of hole should be a little more than diameter of the button.
Remove the universal presser foot from sewing machine.
Instead it you need attach the special buttonhole foot.
Before sewing don't forget pull down this lever.
To execute the buttonhole automatic it must be lowered as far as it will go.
Set selector of the type of sewing stitches to one-step buttonhole position.
Turn the handle of length a stitch to the smallest value.
Pull the top thread into the slit of presser foot. This will prevent the ingress long ends of the thread into the stitches of buttonhole.
Now you are ready start sewing a buttonhole. Press on the foot pedal and your sewing machine will automatically sew all four steps.
Note: this buttonhole foot don't has holder for button.
Now sewing machine will make last step of stitching an automatic buttonhole.
Lift up the presser foot and remove your test fabric from sewing machine and trim the ends of threads.
When one-step buttonhole is over, you'll need to cut the opening to the button, using sharp seam ripper.
Make a cut from one edge to the middle a slit. Expand the loop and make the second part a slit of buttonhole.
Tips: Make automatic buttonholes on test piece of fabric a few times before sew it on garment.
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