Game Changer!


In my best Family Feud host voice: “Name the number one reason most sewing projects don’t get finished.”


Survey says…

If you are anything like me, you have a few (many?) sewing projects that are this close to being done and off the books except for one or two small little finishes.

For me, buttons are something that really slow me down. I’ve never been able to line them up right, get them consistently the same length, or even just to look sort of the same.

Well… that was till now.

This baby is a game changer!


For the past week or so, I’ve been trying out the Janome Juno M1250Q from the Janome Shop-at-Home website. There are a number of features on this machine I can’t wait to try out. Tonight I tried out the one step buttonhole feature. How have I never used a one-step buttonholer before?

It was so easy to use! I did pull out the manual just to make sure I wasn’t making the wrong assumptions in getting set up.



The machine has three different one-step buttonhole options. Because I was working with a dress, I choose to do the round-end buttonhole which is intended for fabric which is a bit more delicate.

First thing, changing to the proper sewing foot. The quick release red button at the back is really easy to use!

One of my biggest issues with buttonholes… trying to figure out the right size!! Not an issue with the one-step buttonholer. You pop in your button and it makes the hole the appropriate size.


Wanna see it in action?? Just click on the link below to open up a little video clip that I took of the buttonholer working its magic.

VIDEO LINK: Buttonholer

All that’s left to do is sew on the buttons! (And yes, I know you can even do that by machine but for tonight I decided to hand sew…. my mind was already blown by the one-step buttonhole!)

How are you at making sure your sewing projects get done? What do you get slowed down by?


Something for you…

The wonderful people at Janome Shop-at-Home are allowing me to give away a brand new Janome June G1218. Just follow the rafflecopter prompts below. Draw will take place on September 11, 2013! Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Full disclosure: I have not been financially compensated for this post. As part of my Janome SAH experience I will get to keep one of the Janome Juno sewing machines, but I promise you this — all views expressed here are my own.

One thought on “Game Changer!

  1. Michelle

    Oh my goodness just watched the video, that is AMAZING! I always avoid any sewing that involves a button, usually end up using ribbons to tie items up rather then buttons. I think I need a M125OQ….

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