Four-step corded buttonholes – SINGER 6550-WORKBOOK Scholastic User Manual
Four-Step Corded Buttonholes
A Corded Buttonhole adds strength and stability. This type of buttonhole
is especially important when sewing stretch fabrics or fabrics that easily
ravel. The “cord” can be a heavy thread, several strands of regular thread
or lightweight yarns, etc. The buttonhole is stitched over the cord, creating
a reinforced buttonhole.
Foot: Buttonhole Foot
(See manual for complete machine set-up for buttonholes.)
Home décor fabric with interfacing or tear-away stabilizer
Disappearing marking pen or tailor chalk (for marking size of buttonhole)
Button (to establish length of buttonhole)
8” piece of cord
Hook or loop the cord around the small extension at the end of the
Bring both ends of the cord under the foot and hold them taut
the cords to secure them.
Attach the Buttonhole Foot to the machine, taking care not to displace
the cord. (See sewing machine instruction manual)
The foot will hold the cord in the correct position as the machine stitches
Sew the buttonhole, following the Four-Step Buttonhole instructions.
*This technique applies to machine models featuring the Four-Step Buttonhole.