Or if you have an american model it would be a Bernina 1008.
I don’t know why I have been putting of learning how to do button holes, for such a long time. I have wanted to make so may things with buttons, and now I can.
And with all our new buttons, I’ll be making holes in everything!
They are so much easier than I thought.
My machine comes with 2 different button hole feet. I tried for quite some time, to get the hang of the one on the left, but eventually admitted defeat. I’m sure it’s easy enough if you know how, but it nearly drove me mad. I switched to the simpler one, and got it straight away.
Firstly I threaded up the bobbin to sew button holes. You need to thread the cotton through the finger of the bobbin. It makes the tension of the thread stronger.
I attached the button foot to the machine, and threaded it up as with a straight stitch.
Set the machine button hole switch to 1.
Set the stitch length to 0.
I then turned the stitch length back, half a turn to get a tight button stitch.
I measured the button and added 2mm to give it space to move, through the hole.
I marked on the fabric, where the button would go, and it’s length. I used a water soluble pen, so it wouldn’t mark the fabric.
Turn the needle into the fabric, at the top of the button hole. Keep the setting on 1, and sew the line straight down.
Turn the button hole knob to 2, and let it sew a reverse straight stitch.
Turn the knob to 3, and it will sew a line straight across the top.
Turn the knob to 4, and sew the other side of the line forward.
Turn the knob to 5, and sew across a few stitches.
Turn the knob to 6, and sew a few securing stitches up the side.
Yay, a completed button hole(with out the hole)
To make the hole inside the stitched area, use a stitch un picker. I pin at either end, to protect the stitches from being cut. A small pair of scissors, would also work fine.
Un pick it slowly, from either end.
Check that the button goes through the hole.
Mark your button position, and stitch it onto your fabric.
I’m lucky that my machine changes the needle position, when I change the button hole number.
They take no time at all, and I can’t wait to use my new skill.
Please let me know if you have found this useful, or if there is anything else you would like to know.
I’ll do my best to help.