Teal Dragon Quilts

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TFK Attaching a Button

on January 19, 2016

This, attaching a button, technique had me worried.  I’m so afraid of sewing my finger.  I think it’s a fear my mother instilled in me from when I was a toddler hanging around her sewing machine.  Anyway, fear (from this technique) has been averted.

I’ve also learned a couple more interesting facts about the automatic buttonhole.

On the buttonhole menu when you press the “i”, one of the options is the button size.

touch the 16.0

touch the 16.0

This will bring up a screen that you can adjust the button size.  And you can do this by placing a button on the screen and tuning the knob on the top right.

The circle is where you place the button

The circle is where you place the button

Turn the top knob to change the button size. The yellow circle should be outside your button.

Turn the top knob to change the button size. The yellow circle should be outside your button.

Remember this picture on the below left?  When you change the button size the “stitches” get larger or smaller.  It gives you a picture of what you want.

REC appears on right side of my screen by picture of my presser foot!

REC appears on right side of my screen by picture of my presser foot!

On to attaching a button!  Supplies are simple.

Supplies: foot 4 x 8 fabric and 4x4 stabilizer, and a button

Supplies: foot 4 x 8 fabric and 4×4 stabilizer, and a button

The foot is really cool.  The knob on the right side of the foot, lets you raise and lower the center prong.  I think that is for “deeper” buttons.  The two black tips on either side of the prong hold the button in place. (yea, no fingers)

Choose #60. The feed dogs will drop.

Choose #60. The feed dogs will drop.

From the buttonhole menu scroll thru to find #60.  The feed dogs will drop.  Me, I’m a chicken, so I slowed my machine to the slowest speed.  I turned the hand wheel until the needle had gone thru both holes. (this is recommended in the workbook so as not to break a needle.)  Then I pressed the foot free button til the machine started.  It sewed the button nicely.  It stops automatically.  I had a four hole button, so I tried it again!

I can USE this!

I can USE this!

Now, I can start catching up on all those buttons that have fallen off my husband’s clothes!

God Bless!

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