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.

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7 Comments

  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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