A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Monday, May 23 News:  Why party hats?  Today, we officially welcome our newest Moderators, lindyv321, pottermouth, PerfectlyBohemian, Mistress Jennie and LovelyMiss to the team!  If you see them on the boards, congratulate them!
Total Members: 305,635
Currently Running With Scissors:
481 Guests and 6 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Button Hole Presser Foot Question  (Read 882 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: June 24, 2005 06:49:15 AM »

Hello, I'm new and not sure this post belongs here but I couldn't find a better place--
I'm also relatively new to sewing.  I'm about to sew my first buttonhole and just discovered that my buttonhole foot is broken (one "tine" of it is broken off).  I checked a few stores but can't find a replacement (it's for an older model Singer).  I don't know if there is a singer store in my area. 

Before I go looking for a singer store, I thought I should ask the experienced craftsters...
Do you really need the special presser foot to make a button hole? My gut says you must be able to do without.

aka Pink Kittie
Offline Offline

Posts: 547
Joined: 20-Sep-2004

Just Let Me Craft!!

View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2005 07:06:46 AM »

i don't even use my buttonhole foot when i do buttonholes.  i just mark where i want it on the fabric, then just stitch.  Smiley 

« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2005 01:58:28 PM »

button holes are the devil! You can totally do it with out the foot just practice, practice, practice! I learned by just using a tight zigzag stitch and making a rectangle. I now have a really expensive machine with a complicated button hole foot that I just can't figure out. I really hate button holes....

Craft till it hurts.
Princess Sara
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2005 02:05:50 PM »

It is possible but difficult, my suggestion is to draw something like this on your fabric:
>  I <
<  I >
>  I <
<  I >

Make sure you don't have any stitches cross the middle (black) line, because that's where you'll cut the hole.  Sew along the red lines.
lex fiend
Offline Offline

Posts: 2652
Joined: 22-Aug-2004

i can get you a toe by 3 o'clock this afternoon...

View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2005 03:04:32 PM »

i couldn't figure out how to use the buttonhole foot for the life of me.  i just stick with making my own messy holes freehand.

« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2005 02:32:47 PM »

Ok, thanks everybody for your input.  I wish I had done some practice ones  before I posted.  Because after doing a few, it's pretty clear to me that I don't need the special foot.

I'm using the 4-step buttonhole function on my machine.  It seems to work ok, but I think I'm having a thread-tension problem.  The zz stitches on the right side of of the center line are much wider than the left.  I guess it is just trial and error.

Thanks again!
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2005 10:05:41 PM »

I was just wondering the same thing the other day... thanks for asking and for the answers too. (:

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

How-To Videos
How to Make a Korean Cucumber Salad
Traditional Korean Feast
Introduction to Life in India
At Home with our Indian Chef Kirti Rahi
How to Make Cucumber Raita
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Painted Background
Easy Summer Salads
Meatless Monday: Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.