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Conquered my fear of buttonholes
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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!!

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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

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Date: 8/5/13 2:00 PM

Fantastic!!
I'm still afraid LOL

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Date: 8/5/13 2:19 PM

Congrats! Do not fear your buttonhole maker!!!

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Date: 8/5/13 11:56 PM

Good for you! Buttonholes can be intimidating.

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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.

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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!

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Date: 8/6/13 9:14 AM

HOORAY It's great to conquer sewing techniques

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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.

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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. :)

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