Sewing Machine Presser Feet - The Button Sew On Foot

Welcome to Part 5! Today we will take a look at the Button Sew On Foot. This specialty foot enables you to sew a button on your garment or project with your sewing machine! Time to put away the hand sewing needle and learn how to use this foot. Save time and add buttons to your items with ease - even tiny 1/4" buttons!

I'll be demonstrating on both a Bernina 330 machine using foot #18, and on a Brother model machine using the "M" foot. You can find a button sew on foot for a variety of machine types and at a variety of price points. Check the links below or do a quick search on sites like Amazon to see what's available.

A note regarding buttons smaller than 1/2" wide: Because these buttons are smaller than the width of the presser foot, I use a tiny piece of double-sided quilters tape to hold the button straight when sliding it under the foot. The tape can easily be removed (if the buttons will be functional) after sewing by simply folding back the fabric and peeling off the tape. Be sure to do this immediately after sewing or it may be more challenging to remove.

Are you ready to dive in and see how this little foot is used? Let's go...

Follow along in the tutorial video posted below as I show you an overview, a comparison of the different models, installation, use, and application.

You can download the videos from this course in the Presser Feet collection page on Vimeo.


Password: FEET1807  (Case sensitive, no spaces)

 Button Sew On Foot Video:




Patterns Shown In The Video:

LJ Mindil Beach Dress for 18" Dolls

LJ Surfrider Sundress & Romper for 18" Dolls (also available for 14.5" WW and 18" KNC dolls)


Other Designs With Button Details:

LJ Button Up Shirt (and new Shirtdress Pattern Hack!)

LJ Genoa Jumper for 18-inch and 14.5-inch dolls

LJ Paradise Cove Overalls for 18-inch and 14.5-inch dolls

LJ Piccadilly Peacoat for 18-inch dolls 14.5"-inch dolls and BFC Ink dolls

LJ Boomerit Falls Jacket for 18-inch dolls

LJ Kings Canyon Hooded Moto Vest for 18-inch dolls

LJ Le Marais Coat for 18-inch dolls


    Week One task:

    • If you haven't used one of these feet yet, I encourage you to pick one up and try it. Once you get the hang of it you might never go back to hand sewing a button again!
    • Jump over the SWC Facebook Group for conversation and project sharing. Show us how you used pintucks in your design. Or share tips for creating perfect pintucks with the group!

    Resource List:

    • Generic Low Shank Feet - Use coupon code PF10 to get 10% off orders at Home Sew!
    • Authentic Brand Presser Feet - Quality Sewing offers a large variety of brand specific presser feet as well as other sewing machine parts! Visit their website or call their very friendly and helpful customer service! This is the store that I visit regularly, in person. They're the largest chain of sewing machine stores in Washington state and they're eager to help you find what you need! They are an authorized dealer for Bernina, Brother, Juki, Pfaff, and Viking brands.
    • Check Amazon - they have a variety of supplies too!


    Next Tuesday - The Narrow Hem Foot

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