Practicing with the Buttonhole Foot

May 28th, 2012 at 1:05 pm . Posted in Sewing Projects .

My hubby has a pair of pajama pants that needs a button — and a buttonhole for that matter. He was planning to get rid of them, but I told him if these were all the pants needed, I could try to fix them with my amazingly versatile sewing machine. After all, it did come with a buttonhole foot.

Since I had never used this foot or stitch on my Brother CS-6000i before, I decided to get it all set up and make a practice buttonhole before trying to do the real deal — I didn’t want to ruin a perfectly good pair of PJ pants because I wasn’t quite sure what I was doing.

After carefully following each step in the directions, I had the buttonhole foot securely attached and was able to “sew” (the machine really does all the sewing for you) a great-looking buttonhole.

Feeling pretty proud of myself, I was about ready to go ahead with the sewing on the pajama bottoms when I realized my practice buttonhole was the correct length for my button, but not width.

Hmmm. Looks like I still need to work out the kinks, but at least I have my sewing machine out again and I’m making progress!

2 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Sue
    May 28, 2012 @ 3:23 pm

    The buttonhole attachment on my Singer looks just like this. I’m glad you were able to get it so close to “right” on your first try! I ALWAYS have to make at least one, if not 4 or 5, practice buttonholes on scraps before I sew any buttonholes on my actual projects. For some reason, even though I always follow the instructions, I can’t ever seem to get it lined up exactly right.
    I’ve never had a buttonhole not end up wide enough, but maybe you just need to try a different buttonhole option on your machine? Mine has like 6 different types. Good luck!


    • Kelly
      May 28, 2012 @ 7:10 pm

      Thanks, Sue!


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