One-step corded buttonholes – SINGER 6550-WORKBOOK Scholastic User Manual
One-Step Corded Buttonholes
A Corded Buttonhole provides added strength and stability to buttonholes.
This type of buttonhole is especially important when sewing stretch fabrics
or fabrics that easily ravel. The “cord” can be a heavy thread or several
strands of regular thread. The buttonhole is stitched over the cord, creat-
ing a reinforced buttonhole.
Foot: Buttonhole Foot
(See manual for complete machine set-up for buttonholes.)
Knit fabric with interfacing or tear-away stabilizer
Disappearing marking pen or tailor chalk (for marking start of buttonhole)
Button (to establish length of buttonhole)
8” piece of cord
Hook or loop the cord around the small extension at the back end of the
Bring both ends of the cord under the foot and pull them forward
the cords to secure them.
*This technique applies to machine models featuring the One-Step Buttonhole.