Sunday, March 31, 2013

Button hole success

I tried out my buttonholer tonight on my Singer 115.  It took a while to get it all set up since it was the first time, but then I cranked out a button hole super-easy.

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I snipped out the center of the hole, and...success!

I'm no seamstress, but now I'm tempted to make something with button holes, just to use it again.  It's such a clever little device.  I'm going to study the manual to make my button holes prettier...they were a little ragged looking, but I could tell they were still of higher quality than the button holes on my cheaply made shirt. 

Love it. 

4 comments:

  1. You could always makes a quiet book for your child to practice buttons, I'm not sure how old your children are though. :) But that would be a great way to practice making button holes, sewing zippers, etc.

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    1. That's a good idea! My four-year-old needs to practice those skills. The boy's as smart as anything, but is rather challenged with hand-eye coordination :)

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  2. Success! You could make dish towels. I made a couple for my mother-in-law one year, Dec 6, 2011. They make nice gifts that are quick to sew together.

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    1. That's a good idea...thanks for the pics in your blog, I couldn't figure out how a button worked on a dish towel. Those look really good though! I'm going to try monogramming too, but that looks like an advanced maneuver!

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