How to Sew on Buttons with Sewing Machine
Every model of sewing machines having a zigzag stitch can sew on the button and make four step buttonhole. To sew on the buttons you need to use special button presser foot.
Now let's try to sew on a button using the scrap of fabric. For this test tutorial I used a button with two holes. Using button presser foot you can attach to the garments only flat buttons having 2 or 4-holes.
To sew buttons to a piece of fabric, you will need to have a special presser foot.
Note: sew on the flat buttons only.
Before start using your sewing machine for attaching the button you need set the zig zag stitch.
In addition to it you need turn the lever of length stitch to minimum value, as shown.
The width of the zigzag stitch should be correspond to the distance between centers of holes a button.
This option is determined empirically.
The button presser foot is small. It has rubber parts that attach to the foot shank to provide extra stability a button during sewing.
Remove universal presser foot and attach the button sewing foot.
Pull both ends of the thread as illustrated.
Now you need place the fabric under the presser foot.
Place the button under the presser foot.
Now you can start to sew on button without the using the foot control pedal of sewing machine. First stitches are recommended do with rotation a handwheel by hand.
Turn by hand the balance wheel and lower the needle to the place a button slowly.
Using the hand wheel you need insert the needle into the centers of first and second holes.
If you don't have a skill will be better not use the foot control pedal of sewing machine. Sew on the button to garment with turning a wheel by hand all time.
Note: If the needle does not pass through the hole a button it may break or damage the surface of the buttons.
Now you can start to sew to your garment any other buttons.
English isn't my first language, so please excuse any mistakes and help correct them.
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