My Bernina sewing machine makes the most wonderful buttonholes automatically. All I have to do is line the foot up and of course cut through when finished. I have a tiny pair of my mothers scissors which are fantastic for the job.
I have a tiny pair of buttonhole scissors that belonged to my grandmother. They work so well. I haven't looked to see if there are any still on the market, but I love my buttonhole scissors.
Excellent! I would need a refresher for sure. I have collected the embroidery designs, so I could go that way. Lol!
Buttonholes, still find it difficult to sew. The result depends so much on the fabric.
Mission accomplished! Great idea about the chisel. I love tools, and especially the ones I purchase and remember to actually use them when the time comes. :)
And, you know, you can also make buttonholes with your emb machine. There are so many cute decorative ones--fun to put on shirts.
All together sounds like you had a great time reviewing your sewing machine and accessories. Well done!
Huge hugs n roses, Meg
Now that I've discovered embroidery, my sewing machine sits in a neglected corner. Last time I sewed with enthusiasm was tailoring with Stretch and Sew in the early 1980's!