Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Button by Machine


This, I should have learned years ago, but the thought of zigzagging through a button inevitably made me picture shards and fragments of needles going everywhere.

But today I bit the bullet, dropped the feed dogs, and *carefully* and *slowly* found the right zigzag setting to stitch my two-hole buttons on with.

All seven down the front of Bella's corduroy dress!

17 comments:

Kelley said...

Yes, it's truly marvelous! Good for you!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I've been nervous about that as well! Maybe now I'll give it a chance.

Sarah said...

Colour me oblivious, but in twenty years of sewing I never realized you could sew a button on with a machine. You learn something new every day :).

Mrs.Rabe said...

Awesome!

And the color of that corduroy? Gorgeous!

Deanna

Rebecca said...

Oh, that was a revelatory day for me, too. I'd always avoided button-down-the-front dresses but not any more!

Laura said...

Hahaha, I always pictured the same thing. I felt that the time it would take to figure it out would negate the speed of attaching buttons by machine. Or maybe I'm just being lazy... glad to hear your experiment was successful!

Mike and Susie said...

Awesome! I love putting buttons on that way.
~ Susie

Sheila said...

I am the same way....I really should try it...too often those buttons sit waiting for me much too long. :)

Gigi said...

Good work! I've never had the nerve to try that either. There will be no missing buttons from Bella's pretty new dress!
Blessings,
G

seashoreknits said...

your sewing posts are always an inspiration to me!

Lisa said...

I've always felt the same - but I suppose if you've got several, it'd be worth it to take the time for the first one.

Sometimes, all it takes is somebody (like Anna) to be the first -


Lisateresa

Sarah : ) www.crumbsundermytable.blogspot.com said...

I've never done this either and was terrified of it, but I may hold my breath and try it soon as I am making my daughter a robe that has buttons all the way down the front. I've had visions of buttons shattering, too :)

Ms. Dale said...

Once you do it, you never go back!! A great time saving device and the button just never comes off...glad you conquered it.

Heather said...

Good for you! An older friend showed me this trick years ago when I had 10 tab and button top curtain panels to do for a cafe - each wide panel had 20 tabs with buttons and I was ever so glad to put those 200 buttons on 'the easy way'!

Anna said...

Good night on earth! That's a lot of buttons.

Lilian said...

It does take courage but I've done it too on my machine. I had a few mishaps - one where I sewed the buttonhole too small for the buttons - I decided to remedy this by changing the size of the buttons!

Farrah said...

Beautiful fabric!

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