Readers, who doesn't enjoy watching a buttonholer video? I know I do!
I've received a lot of questions about my all-metal vintage Singer buttonhole attachment, and I hope that this short video will answer them. This buttonholer, which dates back to the late 1930's, does not use templates like later models do. You determine the length of your buttonhole yourself -- and not only the length, but also the density of the stitches, the width of the stitches, and the size of the cutting space (i.e., the hole).
So put your feet up, make some popcorn, and enjoy my latest video. If you have any questions about this Singer buttonholer (model 121795) please ask!
Have a great day, everybody!
NOTE: I generally apply a few drops of Fray Check to all my buttonholes before I cut through them. (I always let it dry completely first.) I cut my buttonholes with a seam ripper, very slowly and carefully. If the fabric is difficult to cut through, I may start at either end and meet in the center.
I'm a native New Yorker and self-taught sewing fanatic! I've been sewing obsessively since 2009 and today make all my own clothes using mostly vintage patterns and vintage sewing machines. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!