Sew on a button with a sewing machine
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How to sew on a button with a sewing machine is not as difficult as you may think. Of course if you were sewing on just one button than the machine would not be what you need. But lets say you have made a new blouse and it has 8 buttons down the front and you do not relish the idea of sewing them on by hand.
While shopping for a new outfit you may find there are times you will discover a blouse or dress that you would like to add custom made buttons or some rhinestone buttons. Or you may find a dress that is very pretty but you do not like the button size and some new buttons would make it stunning.
Sewing machine basics
Learning how to sew on a button with a sewing machine will make the process of sewing on many buttons very quick and easy. You just need some sewing machine basics to get you going.
Below are the steps that will guide you through the process. You will find cards of buttons at the store; they will come in sets of two, four, six or eight.
Also while picking out the buttons you want don’t forget to buy matching thread. You will need to decide if you want the thread to match the fabric or the button. Don’t forget to fill the bobbin with the same thread.
How to sew on a button
1 Make sure the power is off when ever you are changing the foot on your sewing machine. I once saw a girl accidentally put her finger under the needle while the machine was running and the needle went through finger and fingernail.
2 You will want to lower the dog feed or use a darning plate if you have one. This will keep the fabric from moving while the machine is sewing.
3 Mark button placements as shown in the picture below
4 Put on the button presser foot for this. Your machine probably came with an assortment of different presser feet.If not you can buy one or just use the zig zag foot.
5 Place button in proper position and set presser foot down on the button holding it in place.
6 Adjust the machine stitch to a narrow zig zag. You can check the adjustment by hand turning the wheel; do not use the foot control.
Lower the needle into one hole and than move the wheel by hand to see if the needle goes into the next hole on the button correctly. You do not want the needle to come in contact with the button.
7 Stitch 8 or 10 stitches into the buttonholes. When the button has more than two holes than raise the foot and realign for next set of holes. You do not need to clip the threads for each button. Just pull to the next button and repeat.
Repeat this for each button you need to sew on and you will have a quick and easy project. When you are finished raise foot and pull fabric out and away from machine. Clip all the threads and you are done.
You will find How to sew a button on by hand here. Sew on a button by hand