EDUCATOR PICK OF THE MONTH: Buttons & buttonholes


A choice of different buttonhole stitches is offered so refer to the instruction book of the machine to choose the right one for the fabric and the style of your garment. It is also advisable to study the buttonhole foot before using it and, above all, test sew the button hole on a scrap of the same fabric as the garment.

When the fabric is flat, like the front of a blouse, it is easy to make the buttonholes, but at a place like on a collar, there are seams adding to the  thickness with the foot having to sew on various thicknesses of the fabric. In this case, the stabilizer plate should be used. The fabric is placed between the plate and the foot, and the buttonhole sews without any problem.


You can now also sew the button onto the fabric. Janome has a number of models which offer this function. The Button sewing T-foot must be attached to the  ankle and the feed dogs need to be dropped. Some of our Janome models do this automatically, or prompt you with helpful steps, when you select the button sewing program


To attach the button without difficulty, you need a pin  or toothpick to lift it. Just insert a this between the blue rubber of the foot and the button to create this little bit of extra space.


You can choose to place the fabric horizontally, vertically or at an angle to sew buttonholes; it all depends on the style of clothing and your taste.


Here is what the finished garment looked like!

Visit the authorized Janome dealer in your area to see how easy it is to make buttonholes and sew buttons with Janome !!!


Written by Celine Ross, translated by Yvonne Menear

Posted in Buttonhole and Button , Feet & Attachments Janome , Buttonhole Stabilizer , Utility Stitches 2 comments

About ymenear

I have been sewing my entire life. I love sewing of all types but recently I have focused on quilting and machine embroidery. I am an educator for quilting and embroidery design software and I own and operate a machine embroidery club that teaches students how to use their machine effectively while creating their own unique projects. I love travel and getting to know people from different regions and seeing how they create projects with their machines.
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3 Responses to EDUCATOR PICK OF THE MONTH: Buttons & buttonholes

  1. Agatha says:

    I would love to see a video on how this button hole attachment works. I own a 8900 and I am trying to learn how to use it effectively. I purchased it for my new found love of quilting. I am a seamstress and need to learn the buttonholes and also how to install zippers on this machine.
    If you could do videos that would be wonderful!


    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Agatha,

      We have many video’s available for you to watch. Try our Janome You Tube channels as well as google for our JANOME ACCESSORY VIDEO APP. This is available for Apple and Android smart phones and tablets (a free app) so check it out. I’m sure there are video’s on how to use our Janome buttonhole foot. In addition, do a search on janomelife (in the search box to the right of the pots) and look for posts we have done on buttonholes.



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