Online Sewing Class: Altering Jackets
SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Vogue 8815

Here's what you'll learn:

  1. Distinguishing between different types of leather
  2. How to select and how much to buy for your project
  3. Choosing patterns
  4. Supplies and industry tips and tricks to sew with leather
  5. Seams
    • Basic
    • Flat-felled
    • Lapped
    • Cut-edge Lapped
  6. Darts
    • Classic
    • Overlap
    • Slot
  7. How to sew flaps and collars and cuffs
  8. Sewing the Peplum top
    • Cutting and Marking on Leather
    • Staying Leather
    • Pressing Leather
    • Sewing Darts
    • Inserting Zipper
    • Finishing
  9. Bonus: A 29 page PDF document showing step by step photos of all the different types of darts and seams. ">Leather 101 Online Sewing Class

Forum > Patterns and Notions > Buttonholers ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Buttonholers
In Classifieds, or donate to thrift store?
kkkkaty
starstarstar
kkkkaty  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Utah USA
Member since 12/7/05
Posts: 2687
Send Message

      



Date: 12/15/10 6:38 PM

I have a couple of buttonholers, one Griest, one Singer. Not sure I'll be able to use them, they were kind of an impulse buy, and I haven't tested them on my machines yet (first I had to figure out how you tell if your machine is low or high shank...). I understand they are all over the place on eBay, and are not terribly valuable; is it worth the effort to list them in the classifieds here, or should i just donate them to a thrift shop? thx

------
Viking Lily 545
Viking Ruby
Bernina Activa 210
Brother 1034d

kkkkaty
starstarstar
kkkkaty  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Utah USA
Member since 12/7/05
Posts: 2687
Send Message

      



In reply to kkkkaty


Date: 12/15/10 7:13 PM

I think I answered my own question... after going to eBay and seeing the hundreds listed there, it's donation time....

------
Viking Lily 545
Viking Ruby
Bernina Activa 210
Brother 1034d

MNBarb
starstarstarstar
MNBarb  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Minnesota USA
Member since 4/3/10
Posts: 1540
online now
Send Message

      



Date: 12/15/10 7:31 PM

I sold 2 on classifieds.

------
Barb
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." Thomas Edison
"I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow." Woodrow Wilson

PetitePear
PetitePear
Advanced Beginner
Member since 6/10/10
Posts: 322
Send Message

      



Date: 12/15/10 8:05 PM

Frankly there are a lot of things I buy on the classified that I didn't even know exist not to mention think to search for on eBay. It's the power of suggestion!

MelissaB in WA
starstarstarstar
MelissaB in WA
Intermediate
USA
Member since 3/18/04
Posts: 1725
PR Weekend Volunteer
Send Message

      



Date: 12/15/10 9:04 PM

You should totally list them on the classifieds here. I was actually thinking that maybe I should look for one for my old singer (straight needle late 70's model). You will probably find a new home for them by listing them here, tho I suppose donating them would be easier, but making a fellow seamstress happy is always fun too.

------
"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain." ~Dolly Parton

Fabric sewn in 2014 ~ 55 yards
Fabric sewn in 2013 ~ 73.5 yards

jannw
starstarstarstar
jannw
Intermediate
Washington USA
Member since 9/3/06
Posts: 8552
Send Message

      



In reply to kkkkaty


Date: 12/15/10 9:04 PM

Here is a link to determine the shank size of your machine. Low shanks seem to be the most common.
Shank size
I hope you can use at least one of the buttonholers. I love mine and wouldn't go back to the built ins on the machines.

------
2009-113.25 yds
2010-115.5
2011-80.25+30+donated
2012 86.3 yds..
2013 21.0
Everyone who sews seriously has a stockpile of fabrics, because it is natural to purchase more than can be sewn in any one season" Singer, Timesaving Sewing, 1987

lisalu
star
lisalu
Advanced Beginner
Georgia USA
Member since 10/5/08
Posts: 2309
Send Message

      



In reply to kkkkaty


Date: 12/15/10 10:26 PM

If you find out they work with your machine, then by all means give them a try! They make fantastic buttonholes - better than any built in buttonhole stitch I've ever seen. And they are actually kind of fun to use. They look weird and clunky if you aren't used to vintage attachments, but it is amazing to watch them at work.

------
Jim (Singer 301), Margaret (Singer 201-2), Betty (Singer 15-91), Bud (Singer 503), Kathy (Singer 221), Liz (Singer 221 Centennial Edition)
http://runningstitches-mkb.blogspot.com/

tgm and Kittys
star
tgm and  Kittys
Advanced Beginner
USA
Member since 3/8/10
Posts: 8220
Send Message

      



Date: 12/15/10 10:45 PM

Wouldn't it be nice if someone would demonstrate with photos what each side should look like when you are doing a buttonhole with the attachment. I have figured out how to put it on my sm.....but have not quite got the buttonholes figuration. .....I just got the book on sewing machine attachment & that does help some. ......
I agree with the last post, I think you should try it at least once before you abandon the project. ......Other posts show what fantastic buttonholes they make! Could be much fun once we get the hang of it!
-- Edited on 12/15/10 10:46 PM --

------
Home of the adorable Baby & Mittee girl >^,,^
It's all about The Baby , about the Baby, about The Babe ....Big Smile! (sung off key ..la la la )
Here comes the big 60! OH MY!
The sewing workers:
Hello Kitty Kate (green), Hello Kitty Valerie, Dottie Kenmore, Bubba Kenmore the traveler,has case does travel.

Be still & know that I Am God +
Dear God...please help us out..Thank you..+

kkkkaty
starstarstar
kkkkaty  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Utah USA
Member since 12/7/05
Posts: 2687
Send Message

      



Date: 12/15/10 10:54 PM

Hey, thanks everyone, that is quite helpful. I'd really rather match them up with one of the nice folks here at PR, so I'll go ahead and list them. I just thought looking at ebay that there was a better and huge(!) selection there. They seem pretty complete, and are in original boxes, so they sang out to me....

One of the boxes had the original instruction manual for the Singer 15-91.... that i will put in the classifieds, it deserves a good home....
-- Edited on 12/15/10 10:56 PM --

------
Viking Lily 545
Viking Ruby
Bernina Activa 210
Brother 1034d

kkkkaty
starstarstar
kkkkaty  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Utah USA
Member since 12/7/05
Posts: 2687
Send Message

      



Date: 12/15/10 10:55 PM

oh, and I will try them out for sure....

------
Viking Lily 545
Viking Ruby
Bernina Activa 210
Brother 1034d

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Patterns and Notions >> Buttonholers

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Fun with Fitting - PANTS
Fun with Fitting - PANTS

Class Details

Online Class
Break your Serger Out of the Box
Break your Serger Out of the Box

Class Details

HotPatterns 1173

photo
by: SemJo

Review
You Sew Girl Panel Bag

You Sew Girl Panel Bag

Pattern Details
You Sew Girl 150mm Poppet Purse Pattern

You Sew Girl 150mm Poppet Purse Pattern

Pattern Details
No Pattern Used 001

photo
by: nothy lane

Review

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2015 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.