How to Sew on Buttons with Your Machine

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This Works for Buttons with Either Two or Four Holes!

Buttons are often used as embellishments for quilt projects and are lovely finishing touches. But, do you find yourself dreading the idea of sewing those buttons on by hand?

Fortunately, it’s easy to sew buttons on by machine. In the following video Jenny from Missouri Star Quilt Co. provides a basic overview of how it’s done.

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The next video, by Debbie from So Sew Easy, goes into more detail. She shows how to use a special button foot and what to do if you don’t have one.

How to Sew on Buttons with Your Machine

She also shows how to pull the top threads to the back and tie them off.

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Finally, Laura from Sew Very Easy provides additional information about feet that can be used to sew on a button. Chances are you already have one that will work. She also recommends lowering the feed dogs.

Laura provides a lot of useful information for creating perfectly sewn on buttons that slide easily into buttonholes. While this may be more than you need to know for quilt projects, her insights are very helpful regardless (see Part 1, about sewing buttons on by hand here).

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