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When I realized last year that my Brother sewing machine could make button holes, I was ecstatic! I'm not joking when I say I literally ran upstairs to my mom to scream with joy!
After doing my happy dance, I went back to my machine to make some fantastic button holes!
I set my machine with what I thought were the right settings and I let my machine do the rest of the work. When I finished, my grin vanished. The button hole on my scrap piece of fabric had huge loops and thread was going everywhere.
I ran right back upstairs to summon my mom down to help. After a solid 20 tries we finally got the buttonholes to look the way they were supposed to. It took a lot of fiddling with my tension until I got it right.
So here are a few tips to making some solid button holes so your grins don't disappear quite as fast as mine did!
Quick tip: I never cut my button hole before I sew the perimeter. Sometimes my measurements might be a little off and it's a lot easier to take out button hole stitches than to be left with a non centered hole!
Quick Tip: I only try to use my rotary cutter to make a decent sized slit in the middle of the hole. Once I've done that, I use a good pair of fabric scissors to cut the rest. I find I have more control and I don't cut the actual button hole. But as always, do what's best for you!.
Button holes are a great technique to know. Once you've gotten the hang of using your machine to make them, then you'll be able to whip them up in no time! Take advantage of making them, they'll make all your items look as cute as a button! Enjoy!
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