Just owing a sewing degree can give all the sewing skills. On this machine you notice have quite a few button holes from stitch number 29 all the way to stitch number 35. When you pick the stitch, let’s start with 30, you notice foot A is recommended. If you can’t find foot A, it’s because it’s the big white one with the “A” on it. First thing you’re going to do when you go to put it on it’s going to stick out the back side. Before you put it on if you’ll hold the front of the button hole foot in your hand and push the lever that’s way back here, this will extend an opening. Put the button you want want the button hole to be back here, and this will actually track that size. How does that work? Well here, let’s first get the button hole foot on the machine. Slide it underneath and attach it. Next, right behind the needle threaders, not this lever, but there’s one right behind here that you’re going to pull straight down. As you pull that down you’re going to notice that that will track between the two levers back here and actually create the button hole. Now, it is going to stitch away from us.

Don’t do your very first button hole right here because you will be off the fabric before you know it. Why don’t you do your first one in the middle of your fabric. I don’t usually worry about this thread. It’s not down and underneath the foot, but it will as soon as we do one button hole. If you just hold it while we start, just go a head and stitch, it’s going to put. Oh, I had the feed dogs down from our last little thing. Feed dogs are up now, and then it will go ahead and stitch. I can cut this little thread and get it out so I don’t have to hold on to it. Just going to go ahead a stitch backward, come forward and then it will stitch the satin stitch back. Just keep your foot on the foot control until it actually does the whole buttonhole completely for you. I really don’t even have to hold it. There is some locking stitches at the end and the needle stops in the down position. Bring your needle up as soon as you lift this foot, it will reset.

Make sure you don’t lift that up at the wrong time in your button hole sequence. I am noticing I could make this look a little bit prettier. That’s because I want to take the tension and actually reduce it down. I’m going to come up here and I’m going to take the tension down a number, we can go to 2.5 or 3 and that will help pull the stitches to the back just a little bit more. Look how fun that is. Button holes can be used in a lot of places even if you’re not doing garment sewing. You can find that you can use them for purses, for drawstring bags or drawstring pair of pants that can be the two little openings where the drawstring goes in and out where you can pull on. There’s tie backs, there’s shower curtain uses. Anything that need to be poked through something, use a button hold to secure it. You also have some key hole button hole. If we go to like 33, they’re going to have a little bit more of a rounded part down at the bottom. We’ll just go ahead and do some stitching here and let it, just let it go. I always tell my students put your hands in our lap because the machine is going to do all the work for you. Just keep your foot on the foot control until it comes to a complete stop. Lock in stitchs and then it will stop.

Needle down, bring the needle up. Lift up the presser foot. Make sure you don’t do it until you’re ready to have that come up because it is going to reset and it’ll be ready to go. Key hole button hole is going to be used for when you’re actually stitching or having a shanked button that’s actually found on coats. That big heavy button has a place to kind of hang out, where this would kind of bulge open and kind of separate the fabric. Here we can actually get that opened up. This tool that you have in your accessory bag is an eyelet cutter. It’s really sharp on this end. What you can do is to help open up a key hole button hole, place something soft or even a wood base behind it. Go ahead and push in and it will cut out that whole entire piece of fabric. Then you can take your scissors and go ahead and snip up through the middle to continue opening that up. That kind of gives you a little bit more of a clean opening for that area down below. There is one other thing I want to show you is how to do a corded button hole.

You can do this with any of the rectangular button holes. I’m just going to go back to 30. The way this works. I’m going to take the foot off to really show you how this is going to look. You notice that there is actually little holders. We’ll call them holders up here at the front and a little hook on the back. Take a piece of chord, just something like a little thicker chord, hook it back here and then bring it up the front. You can do this while it’s on the machine. You just hook it from the back and pull it from the middle here. Let’s see if this is going to hold for me. This is a little slippery chord.