My Sister is a Granny, she kept wishing for them and now she has three of various ages, all dinky little tots. She has started to sew for them and I got an email. She needed some buttonholes and could I do them with my Greist Buttonholer.
So set it all up and had a go. I used the Singer 201 and dropped the feed dogs but it comes with a feed dog cover so can use it on the Singer Featherweight as well. Gosh it was nerve racking finishing someone else's sewing with a gadget that I have only used once (not many buttonholes in quilts!).
It's a bit weird to use, once you have marked where you want your buttonhole, you line up the needle on your chalk line with the buttonholer set away from you (it comes with instructions), then put the needle down and set the sewing machine away. Hands free sewing, you don't need to guide anything, its best to go round twice, then just stop the machine.
Tad dah, complete with buttons from my box. Sandi has made such a super job of this little waistcoat, its completely reversible with working pockets on both sides.
I was glad to hear that she has managed to get her own buttonholer from Ebay and has sent for an additional set of templates from the USA so that she has a good range of buttonhole sizes. She has already used hers and loves it so I am off the hook.