Beginner’s Guide to Sewing (Ep 13): Closures & Fasteners

October 20, 2023
Beginner’s Guide to Sewing (Ep 13): Closures & Fasteners
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Welcome back to the Beginner's Guide to Sewing! In episode 13 we continue learning about closures and fasteners. You learned all about zippers in the last episode, so this week we'll dive right into how to do buttonholes, sew on buttons (by hand and machine), snaps, grommets. hooks and eyes, magnets, and velcro, as well as some tips and tricks along the way.

There is a ton of information to learn, so feel free to skip ahead to the sections as needed:

00:25 Eyelets and Grommets using Dritz Pliers and Grommet Kit

03:57 Snaps using Dritz Pliers Tool

06:07 Hook and Eye (2 varieties) via hand sewing

07:35 Sew On Snaps

08:11 No Sew Magnetic Snaps

09:20 Sew On Magnets

10:01 Velcro (sew on)

11:16 Buttonhole Placement/Marking

12:25 Hand Sewing a Button

13:38 Buttonhole by Machine (using a 4 step buttonhole foot)

16:15 Attaching Buttons by Machine (using the sew on button foot and darning plate)

17:46 Buttonhole Tips and Tricks

18:18 Buttonhole Fine Adjustment

For How to Use a 1 Step Automatic Buttonhole Foot, follow this link:

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