Although many people will consider it unnecessary, a button fitting presser foot is designed specifically to hold a button so that you can sew buttons onto a garment or project.
When To Use
This presser foot can only be used with buttons that do not have shanks.
How To Use
To avoid damage to your machine you should test the stitch width with your hand wheel first by gently lowering it to make sure it falls into the hole.
- Lower your feed dogs.
- Pick a zigzag stitch.
- Place the button in the foot.
- Important: adjust the width to the same distance between each buttonhole.
- Let the machine stitch back and forth several times to secure the button in place.
If you don’t have a specialised button fitting presser foot, some machines can work with a lowered feed dog and a satin stitch foot.
To avoid overly tight buttons, place a toothpick underneath the button whilst sewing. Once removed, the extra space will give the necessary ease.