SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Forum > Beginner's Forum > I did it! ( Moderated by EleanorSews)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
I did it!
Conquered my fear of buttonholes
Sewncooknmom
Sewncooknmom
Advanced Beginner
Member since 6/2/12
Posts: 303
Send Message

      
thumbsup 9 members like this.



Date: 8/5/13 12:45 PM

I'm super excited! ! I finally conquered my fear of buttonholes!! I have been working on a O&S skirt for my dd. It required making several buttonholes. I was nervous. But between asking for help here, a couple of online tutorials, and a sewing book that I have which has a couple of great photos, I was set.

I now love making buttonholes!! And I love my sm's buttonhole attachment. It's a Pfaff.

So, for anybody who's afraid of buttonholess, no need.

Thank you for letting me sharing my joy!!

JKimes
star
JKimes  Friend of PR
Expert/Couture
Member since 11/4/05
Posts: 576
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 8/5/13 12:50 PM

woohoo!

I avoided buttonholes for many years, using snaps and velcro instead. Getting over that fear make so many things possible.

Enjoy!
Juliette

------
Juliette near Austin, TX
Bernina 830LE
Bernina 350PE
Babylock Evolution
ElnaPro 905DCX
BabyLock Melody

aprilla
aprilla
Beginner
Member since 6/2/12
Posts: 367
Send Message

      



Date: 8/5/13 2:00 PM

Fantastic!!
I'm still afraid LOL

MrsCharisma
starstarstarstar
MrsCharisma  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Minnesota USA
Member since 2/1/13
Posts: 3456
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 8/5/13 2:19 PM

Congrats! Do not fear your buttonhole maker!!!

------
Nakisha
www.sewcraftychemist.blogspot.com
Singer Talent 3321 | Brother 1034D

My Big 4 Sizing: Medium | Tops 14/16 | Pants 18 | Skirts 16/18.

My Measurements: 36 HB | 38.5 FB | 34 W | 44 Hip

PattyE
starstarstar
PattyE  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Member since 9/7/10
Posts: 1847
Send Message

      



In reply to Sewncooknmom <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 8/5/13 11:56 PM

Good for you! Buttonholes can be intimidating.

------
Stash: 174.845 yds. @ 12.20.14

SandiMacD
star
SandiMacD  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Florida USA
Member since 2/8/09
Posts: 2564
Send Message

      



Date: 8/6/13 5:35 AM

I am thrilled for you! I do so much enjoy 1 or 2 buttonholes. I still get a bit anxious if I have to make a row of 6-7 for a blouse. I do fine up until that last one or two and boy does my anxiety climb. Mostly it always comes out just fine but every now and then some little thing will happen to that last one.

------
sewing brings joy and meaning to my life...

LDT2011
star
LDT2011
Intermediate
UNITED KINGDOM
Member since 11/18/11
Posts: 771
Send Message

      
thumbsup 2 members like this.



Date: 8/6/13 5:39 AM

Well done.

I don't fear button holes I loathe them. But mainly coz they are so fiddly to do by hand and they never look neat enough IMO.
I just want a machine that does buttonholes!

------
'The purpose of most fashion is to be ostentatiously non-functional.'

KathySews
star
KathySews
Advanced
Michigan USA
Member since 10/1/06
Posts: 4020
Send Message

      



Date: 8/6/13 9:14 AM

HOORAY It's great to conquer sewing techniques

Marie367
Marie367  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Ohio USA
Member since 5/28/11
Posts: 2674
Send Message

      



In reply to Sewncooknmom <<


Date: 8/6/13 9:18 AM

I have never been afraid of buttonholes. I have ripped out quite a few that I didn't get quite right. Of course, I remember a time when you had to hand sew buttonholes. It wasn't until 1980 when I bought a Kenmore that I had machine buttonholes and I have never looked back. I still have the old Kenmore and if I want perfect buttonholes I use it. Anyone else afraid of buttonholes just go for it! You might rip out a few but it will be ok. Just practice practice and use an interfacing or stabilizer.

lisalu
star
lisalu
Advanced Beginner
Georgia USA
Member since 10/5/08
Posts: 2267
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 8/6/13 9:48 AM

I actually love to make buttonholes. Using my old Singer buttonhole attachment = perfect buttonholes every time. Even if I had a modern sewing machine (which I don't!) I'd default to my vintage Singer for the buttonholes. Not only perfect results, but it is kinda fun to use. :)

------
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/

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. Beginner's Forum >> I did it!

Merchants on PR

Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover


Made In Australia
Deals!

Patterns from the Past


vintage sewing patterns
Deals!

Reconstructing History


Reconstructing History
Web site

Nature's Fabrics


Natural & Organic Fabrics
Deals!

Elliott Berman Textiles


Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Put it on the Bias
Put it on the Bias

Register

Sewing with Slippery & Drapey Fabrics
Sewing with Slippery & Drapey Fabrics

Register

New Look 6599

photo
by: LOST_kitty...

Review

Pattern

Sewing Workshop Sandra Betzina Vest & Skirt Pattern

Sewing Workshop Sandra Betzina Vest & Skirt Pattern

Buy Now
You Sew Girl 90mm Purse Frame Purse Pattern

You Sew Girl 90mm Purse Frame Purse Pattern

Buy Now
Vogue Patterns 8817

photo
by: buckarina

Review

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

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.