How to Sew on Buttons with Sewing Machine

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.

How to Sew on Buttons with Sewing Machine, step 1

To sew buttons to a piece of fabric, you will need to have a special presser foot.
Note: sew on the flat buttons only.

How to Sew on Buttons with Sewing Machine, step 2

Before start using your sewing machine for attaching the button you need set the zig zag stitch.

How to Sew on Buttons with Sewing Machine, step 3

In addition to it you need turn the lever of length stitch to minimum value, as shown.

How to Sew on Buttons with Sewing Machine, step 4

The width of the zigzag stitch should be correspond to the distance between centers of holes a button.
This option is determined empirically.

How to Sew on Buttons with Sewing Machine, step 5

The button presser foot is small. It has rubber parts that attach to the foot shank to provide extra stability a button during sewing.

How to Sew on Buttons with Sewing Machine, step 6

Remove universal presser foot and attach the button sewing foot.

How to Sew on Buttons with Sewing Machine, step 7

Pull both ends of the thread as illustrated.

How to Sew on Buttons with Sewing Machine, step 9

Now you need place the fabric under the presser foot.

How to Sew on Buttons with Sewing Machine, step 9

Place the button under the presser foot.

How to Sew on Buttons with Sewing Machine, step 10

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.

How to Sew on Buttons with Sewing Machine, step 11

Turn by hand the balance wheel and lower the needle to the place a button slowly.

How to Sew on Buttons with Sewing Machine, step 12

Using the hand wheel you need insert the needle into the centers of first and second holes.

How to Sew on Buttons with Sewing Machine, step 13

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.

How to Sew on Buttons with Sewing Machine, step 14

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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