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So Sew! Day 31: Sewing recap

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Welcome to day 31 of our 31 Days sewing series! This is the end...can you believe it?


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It is October 31, the last day of our sewing basics series! Can you believe it has been a whole month? I kind of can't believe I made it this far!

I've had a blast publishing this series throughout the month. There was a time when I never would have dreamed I had 31 days of anything to share, let alone sewing tutorials! It has been fun to pull from the resources of my mind and share interesting tidbits and a few of my secrets along the way.

It has been a stretching month, too. Posting every day of the week is not easy, and I have new respect for those that do it on a regular basis! From taking and editing pictures, to writing out the post and setting it to post automatically at the right day, there was always something in progress. It challenged me to really think ahead and plan, something…

So Sew! Day 30: Sewing on a Button

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Welcome to day 30 of our 31 Days sewing series! Lets learn how to sew on a button.


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Everyone needs to know how to sew on a button. I've even taught my brother how to do it! It is a simple task that takes second to accomplish, so it needn't be put off any longer.

Today I'm showing you how to sew on two different style buttons. Ready? The first is a typical 4-hole button. The same method applies to one with two holes.

Thread your needle, and tie a knot in the ends, doubling the thread.



Line up your buttonhole with the spot you want your button to go. Stick your threaded needle down through the buttonhole and the fabric underneath. This marks the spot for the button clearly!




Bring your needle back up through the fabric in this spot...



..and put the button on it.



The rest is pretty self-explanatory...





As a last precautionary step, push your needle back up through the fabric, but …

So Sew! Day 29: Putting in a Buttonhole

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Welcome to day 29 of our 31 Days sewing series! Lets learn how to make a buttonhole.


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Today's tutorial explains how to make a buttonhole in a garment. Your machine will probably be a bit different than mine, but hopefully this will help you get an idea of how it works. This is one project when I can honestly say your machine does most of the work. Gotta love that, right? =)

To put in a buttonhole, you need a special foot for the job. Here is a picture of mine:


It attaches to the machine just like any other foot. Here it is compared to a regular presser foot.


Practically the only work you have to do with this is the prep work. Measure how big a buttonhole you'll need. If you are using a pattern, it will have the exact measurements and position on the pattern. If not, just measure and mark it yourself.


I also have to measure that length on my foot, to know how to line it up.


Put …