Recently I picked up a couple new gadgets that are really handy for buttonholes! First, I got a set of chisels from the hardware store to use as buttonhole cutters. I was looking at the ones made for sewing and realized it’s just a chisel. So for a couple bucks, I got a set of four. I’ve found the 1/4″ and 1/2″ inch ones are the most useful.
I also got a Simflex Gauge. This is a cool tool. It takes the guesswork out of button placement, and is a lifesaver if you’re math-challenged, like I am! (I noticed these are sold out at some online retailers, but I was able to find it on Amazon.)
It’s especially handy if you’ve made changes to a pattern, and the buttonhole markings are no longer equal. (Which is what happened to me when I did the SBA on my Hawthorn dress.)
It’s got markings so you can accurately measure the distance from the edge of the fabric too.
Have you discovered any great sewing notions lately?