Are you trying to learn to sew a buttonhole? Whether it’s for the perfect pair of jeans or for your sewing company, we have a useful, quick and easy guide for you.
Tools Needed to Reinforce Your Buttonhole:
- Sewing equipment,
- An affordable sewing machine,
- A good pair of scissors, and last but not least (!)
- Your creativity.
How to Sew a Buttonhole:
- Calculate the length:
Working out the correct length for a buttonhole is crucial, as it must be large enough to allow the button to pass through easily, but not so large that it won’t hold the item securely fastened. Sew a buttonhole with a very narrow zigzag stitch. Place your button at the top of the T and redraw the top line if necessary.
- Now draw a line at the bottom of the button.
- Use a ruler to join these lines together, forming a narrow, skinny box, about 2 mm in width and long enough for your button to pass through, and sew a box around this line.
- Sew a zigzag line down the left side of the box and repeat on the right side, using a very short stitch.
- Use a wider stitch length and the shortest setting your machine will allow, sew a few zigzag stitches across the top and the bottom of the zigzag lines.
- Insert your button into the buttonhole foot and use the markings down the side to help you sew a buttonhole that is the correct length.
- Put a button in the end of the foot and it automatically adjusts itself to sew the correct length.
- Sew the button in place, either by hand or using your button foot
- Viola – you’re done!