Mark where and how long your button hole should be with
chalk or fabric pencil.
Using buttonhole stitch place fabric on your mark.
Stitch according to your sewing machine directions. Some
sewing machines sew the buttonhole with a push of a button and
some require switching to different stitches.
Watch the video for help.
Video Tutorial on Sewing a Buttonhole
Practice sewing buttonholes on scrap material. Then do the following
project making a buttonhole in the hem of a drawstring bag.
Drawstring Bags of Various Sizes
For a shorter size bag use a 11 x 19 1/2 inch rectangle piece of
Fold fabric in half lengthwise, placing right sides together. Stitch
along sides of material, leaving the top open. Make a buttonhole in
the center of one side about 1-2 inches from the edge. Fold edge
down 1/4 inch, then 1 inch. Stitch along bottom edge.
Using 1 yard of ribbon or cording, attach a safety pin at the end.
Push through the buttonhole and continue pushing through to the
Take out safety pin and tie a knot at the end. Use bags for
organizing or storing whatever you need.