HOW TO: How to use the Janome Automatic Buttonhole foot

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How to use the Janome Automatic Buttonhole foot

How to use the Janome Automatic Buttonhole foot

I learned to sew in middle school – we had Home Ec and made pillows. I much preferred sewing to cooking with “basic mix” and was thrilled when my friend Lynne’s mom agreed to teach us more.

Some of my first sewing projects involved buttonholes – wrap around skirts and bermuda bag covers. If these make a comeback they will be a lot easier to make now. 🥰

I’d much prefer bermuda bags to come back than wrap around skirts that can fly open in a breeze – how about you? Let me know in the comments!

I remember this big and clunky buttonhole contraption we would attach to my mom’s sewing machine back in the mid-80s – it felt like magic! Magic has been streamlined and I’m very appreciative.

Want to see just how quick & easy it is to make buttonholes thanks to the Automatic Buttonhole foot?

By simply placing your button in the back of the Automatic Buttonhole foot, your Janome machine will do the rest – it’s the most amazing thing since sliced bread!

The foot works for buttons between ⅜″ (1cm) and 1″ (2½″) in diameter.

Watch the video below to avoid the mistake I made in placing my fabric the first time I tried it. (OK, maybe more than once… you can avoid it though!)


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🧵 Tara Reed

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