The buttonhole foot can be a life saver; it’s so much easier and faster to sew buttonholes with this presser foot than by hand. Luckily many newer sewing machines include it as an accessory as standard.
How To Use
- Place the button you intend to use in the back of the presser foot to find the ideal length of the buttonhole.
- Select the proper buttonhole stitch on your machine (there may be several).
- Lower the buttonhole lever.
- Cut the left over material carefully between threads to open up the buttonhole.
A fully automatic sewing machine will sew all four sides of the buttonhole in one single step without any extra input from you. A semi automatic sewing machine, on the other hand, will sew each one of the buttonhole before stopping to let you pivot the material and continue sewing.
Not all sewing machines can sew buttonholes semi or fully automatically, which is a requirement for this presser foot.