Machine buttonholes using gimp

Here’s a little video I made about how to use gimp in your buttonholes. The cinematic quality is not great, but you can see what I’m doing with my hands to get the buttonhole made.


  1. Posted December 10, 2013 at 8:14 am | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks for sharing this. I was wondering how you did it. I have the same buttonholer, what I probably don’t have is the patience.

    • Posted December 10, 2013 at 8:33 am | Permalink | Reply

      Sure! The learning curve was pretty flat. For the fist couple, I could not figure out what to do with the ends of the gimp. Then I watched some videos on hand buttonholes with gimp and found that you’re supposed to bury the ends under the stitches, which makes sense.

  2. BeckyW
    Posted December 10, 2013 at 8:53 am | Permalink | Reply

    Nice tutorial!!

  3. Shams
    Posted December 10, 2013 at 9:19 am | Permalink | Reply

    Very interesting, Claudine! Thanks for that demo.

  4. Elizabeth
    Posted December 10, 2013 at 11:15 am | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome! I love that end result!

  5. Claire Ramsey
    Posted December 10, 2013 at 2:09 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Thank you! I didn’t know how to do buttonholes w/gimp and now I do! I have the same kind of clack buttonholer, too!

  6. Kathleen
    Posted December 13, 2014 at 4:06 pm | Permalink | Reply

    that was very good – thanks for taking the time to do this!

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