Need to know how to do button holes
for an older sewing machine, one knob usually sets the button cams, or the step by step adjustments. for newer models, there is likely a button hole setting, the icon is probably a button hole (a tall narrow rectangle with thick lines). if none of this works, here are the manual steps for a proper button hole
1) Align needle all the way to the left. Set stitch length to smallest possible. Set stitch width to medium (2 or 3, machines are all different).
2) Stitch down in a line half again as long as the length of the buttonhole (always allow a little extra; it's okay!). Remember not to feed the fabric yourself; let the feed dogs do the work. The stitches will be very close together. This is the left side of the buttonhole.= '
3) Align needle to center. Stitch length remains as small as it gets. Set stitch width as wide as it can go.
4) Backstitch a small bit. Probably no more than 8 or so stitches; you may want to use the handwheel. This is the bottom of the buttonhole: '_
5) After reducing the stitch width to "middle" (same as step 1), you have two choices here: You can either backstitch up the entire right length of the buttonhole (pretty tricky, but a tad faster), or you can crank the needle gently down into the bobbin, lift the foot, rotate the garment 180 degrees, re-align the button hole so the lines will be parallel, and drop the foot again.
6) If you pivoted your garment, the settings for the third stitch are identical to the first stitch. If you did not, align the needle to the right before you backstitch. Either way, this is the right side: '_'
7) Return the needle to center, widen the stitch completely again, and either stitch or backstitch the final side 8 or so stitches.
8) use a seam ripper to rip the cloth in the middle... make sure you do not cut any of the stitching!
Sorry this is so long, I remember making these and wanted to get it down right.
Oct 30, 2010 |
Janome MyExcel 3123