Friday, April 7, 2017

button button who's got the button

   Before I was a quilter, I did do some garment sewing.  I used to dread doing buttons and buttonholes, but then I got my BERNINA and that all changed.  My BERNINA allows me to measure my button on the screen and then set the size of the buttonhole.  After I sew the first buttonhole, the machine remembers what I did and does all of the buttonholes the exact same size.

How to cut open your buttonhole?   Well you can use your seam ripper, but if you aren't careful, you can cut right through your end stitches....( ask me how I know that).  My favorite way is to use the BERNINA buttonhole cutter... You put the block under the buttonhole, place the knife inside the buttonhole and gently rock it as you push down.   Cuts it perfectly every time!  
Yes, that is Froot Loop fabric.... it's a smock to wear at work.  :). 
You can get the buttonhole cutter through your BERNINA dealer.  
Great accessory to have!  
Happy Sewing.  

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