Skip to content

How to Use Buttonhole Foot on Brother Sewing Machine?

How to Use Buttonhole Foot on Brother Sewing Machine

If you’re an avid sewer, then you likely know just how useful buttonhole foot can be. In this article, we’ll take a look at how to use buttonhole foot on Brother sewing machine. Keep reading to learn more!

How to Use Buttonhole Foot on Brother Sewing Machine?

brother buttonhole foot

Buttonholes can be a lot of fun to make, but they can be a bit of a challenge to do correctly. That’s where a buttonhole presser foot comes in handy. 9 Types Of Sewing Machines In Garment Industry.

To use a buttonhole presser foot, you’ll need to measure the width of the buttonhole you want to make and then measure the distance between the two holes on the presser foot. Next, you’ll need to calculate the tension needed to create the desired width and offset. This will be indicated on the buttonhole presser foot in terms of pounds or kilograms.

To create a buttonhole, you’ll first need to position the presser foot over the buttonhole you want to create. Then, you’ll need to apply the desired tension to the presser foot and start stitching. You can use either a straight stitch or a zigzag stitch for buttonholes. What Sewing Machines Have A Stitch Regulator?

If your buttonhole foot isn’t moving, there may be something blocking the gears inside the foot. You’ll need to take the presser foot apart and clean the gears to fix this. Additionally, you might need to adjust the tension on the presser foot.

See also  Why My Sewing Machine Needle Keeps Breaking?

Steps for Using Buttonhole Foot Brother

Set up your Brother sewing machine with the buttonhole foot. This foot is used to make buttonholes. It dials in your stitch length and width and moves the needle in the proper place, so you don’t have to move the needle by hand.

The buttonhole foot also ensures that your buttonholes are straight, even rows. That makes it easy to sew buttonholes that look professional.

Here are the steps for using the button foot:

  • Attach the buttonhole foot to your sewing machine.
  •  Place two pieces of fabric side-by-side on your sewing machine bed. Make sure they are large enough to fit the buttonhole foot.
  •  Select the buttonhole stitch on the machine.
  •  Place the fabric under the needle with the fold of the fabric aligned with the stitch line on the machine.
  •  Press the pedal to sew the buttonhole.
  •  Sew the buttonholes onto the fabric.

Where to Buy Brother Sewing Machine Buttonhole Foot?

brother buttonhole foot

Brother sewing machines are designed to provide a seamless sewing experience, and this includes proper tension. A loose stitch or tangled thread is not only unsightly, but also hinders your sewing process.  With so many functions available and settings to adjust, it’s easy to ignore the tension. However, proper tension is one of the best ways to ensure a smooth and trouble-free sewing experience.

  1. Raise the presser foot.
  2.  Lift the presser foot lever (if you have a lever).
  3.  Lower the presser foot.
  4.  Lower the presser foot lever (if you have a lever).
  5.  Adjust the tension.
See also  Should I Buy an Overlocker Or a Sewing Machine?

How to Prevent Mistakes While Using Buttonhole Foot Brother?

Brother sewing machines are some of the best on the market, but sometimes users make big mistakes that can damage their machine.

Here are four mistakes that Brother sewing machine users often make and how to avoid them:

Mistake #1

Putting too much or too little thread on your bobbin case. The most common mistake Brother sewing machine users make is placing too much or too little thread on their bobbin cases.

Too much thread on your bobbin case could bend and damage your bobbin case or your machine’s tension mechanism. If you have too little thread, it most likely won’t catch all the thread when you remove your bobbin case from the machine.

The best way to avoid these sorts of mistakes is to practice until you’re comfortable using your Brother sewing machine. With time, you’ll be able to tell how much thread to place on your bobbin case without having to think about it.

Mistake #2

Using the wrong type of needle for your fabric. Though Brother sewing machines come equipped with needles designed to produce the best results on various fabrics, you’ll likely want to experiment and use different needles to see which works best for different fabrics.

Generally, you want to use a thicker needle for thick fabrics and a thinner needle for thin fabrics. Refer to your sewing machine’s instruction manual for guidelines about which types of needles you should use on which fabric types.

Mistake #3

Using the wrong sewing speed. Your sewing machine’s speed setting determines how fast your needle moves when you sew. Some Brother sewing machines allow you to set the speed as low as 0.4 miles per hour, while others have top speeds as high as 1.2 miles per hour.

See also  How to Set-Up a Sewing Machine?

Again, the best practice is to experiment with different speeds to see which ones produce the best results. Use your sewing machine’s speed dial to experiment with different speeds, and refer to your instruction manual for guidelines on which speed settings to use for specific types of stitches.

Mistake #4

Improper threading. Another common mistake Brother sewing machine users make is improperly threading the machine.

It’s easy to thread a Brother sewing machine, but you’ll need to practice to avoid making common mistake

Troubled by the knocking sound coming from your sewing machine? Check out our comprehensive guide on Why Is My Sewing Machine Making A Knocking Noise? and learn how to identify and resolve the issue.

How to Remove Brother Sewing Machine Foot?

The buttonhole foot is used on the majority of Brother sewing machines. You won’t use the buttonhole foot on every single stitch, but the majority of stitches on your Brother machine will utilize this foot.

Use this foot for buttonholes, but don’t do it on every other stitch. When used correctly, your needle will go through the fabric, below the foot, and then through the fabric again.

It’s simply using the needle in the exact same path twice, and that’s where the problem comes in.

The needle should go through the fabric once, then through the second stitch. If the needle goes through the fabric again, it will create two layers of thread on top of each other.

This will usually create a double thickness and won’t look as good as a regular buttonhole.

To avoid this issue, use only the buttonhole foot on buttonholes.


Jacky Butchers

Hi, I'm Jacky Butchers, managing and writing on LetMeSewing. I worked in the field for almost a decade, and I holds a degree in Textile Engineering from the University of the Punjab. I've an extensive experience with a wide range of sewing machines, and I'm is happy to share my skills with those just starting out.