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How to sew buttonholes in a sewing machine?

by Alex John Author
Buttonholes are the most crucial part of any tailoring activity, it is generally scary for the newer tailors. Adding the buttons is a nerve-wracking activity as mostly they are added at the end of the tailoring job. If you make them wrongly placed then it will spoil all your hard work. In this article, we will share the top tips that will keep your nerve cool while you sew the whole project. 

Sewing the perfect buttonholes

Always check the buttonholes of any scrap before starting the whole thing real time. It would surely take the extra time but you will always be able to check if the results that are about to come up will be satisfactory or not. Always check and capture the unforeseen problems before actually taking the jump to start it.

Always remember the below-mentioned points before testing your buttonholes: -

  • Always use the same fabric and interfacing as that of your garments
  • Try more than one sample to make sure that they are reliable
  • Test the number of layers that would be used as a part of the final garment
  • Always check the size of the button that you bought from the sewing shop San Francisco cut them to check if they actually fit
Some types of sewn buttonholes

The way in which the buttonholes would be sewn depends on the type of make and model, so you should always be pettily accustomed to the user manual. 

Four Step Buttonholes

Most of the sewing machine for the beginners comes with four-step buttonholes. You should always measure the button, mark the accurate size and create the buttonhole. The four steps help in sewing the four sides of the buttonhole.

One Step Buttonholes

The machines which follow the one-step process uses the mechanism of measuring the buttonholes for you and will always sew as named; in one step. With this you are not required to flip the button in different ways to keep the button sewed, the machine will automatically do it.

Tricks and Tips that you would need
Tackling varying thickness of the fabric

If you are trying to sew a buttonhole near the edge then it can be really tricky as you are sewing it in layers of the fabric and on the parts of the holes, the foot might not keep working due to the abstract grip that it can’t get hold off.

Cutting open Buttonholes

There are many options that come up when you are cutting the buttonholes open, some of the people use a seam ripper or scissors bought from the sewing store San Francisco. These can also help in opening the buttonholes to cut open but they are not the only way you should do it. These would have a greater chance of slipping and wrong angle cutting by a naked eye. If you want a life savior then always go with a buttonhole cutter which is way too forward than a pair of scissors.


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