Nope, there isn't and you know why? Because it is really simple! If I can do it, you most certainly can too! There are just a few steps to it and it's nothing to be scared of (I was, a little, I admit it!).
This tutorial is for a basic sewing machine, so if you have a fancy one that's more like a computer and does most of the work for you, some things may be different. Just saying.
A fabric marker (I used a pencil because it had the best contrast with the fabric)
Fabric -do practice on some scraps before you start making buttonholes on your garments or bags or whatever.
Sewing machine with all its parafernalia: thread, bobbin; and you don't need to change the foot!
Ok, here we go:
The dial on the right-hand side determine the length of the stitching of the buttonhole. If you have a small button, you want the stitching to be fairly small, but bigger for a larger button. Play with the settings until it looks the way you want.
The dial on the left-hand side tells the machine what side of the buttonhole you're sewing. You should have 3 red rectangles because one of the settings does 2 sides.
So I guess we can make up our own formula right here. D = diameter, T = thickness, B = buttonhole. So, B = D + (2xT). It's a starting point anyway!
And it may not always hold true, so really you should do a buttonhole test for each button you are making a buttonhole for!
Although, if it is a big button, with a big buttonhole and bigger stitching, you may want to move it a bit further to the left.
Now turn the same dial to the middle position, the one marked with 2 and 4. It will sew in one place. So sew a few stitches. They will be the one end of the buttonhole.
Now turn your dial to the position on the right, the one marked with 3. And sew. It will automagically sew backwards!
When you get to the other end, turn the dial back to the 2-4 position and sew a few stitches to finish the buttonhole.
And that is basically your buttonhole done. There's just one minor detail: the hole itself!
And if you're worried that you may have made the buttonhole a little too big, start the ripping 1 or 2 millimetres inside the buttonhole.
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