The software allows you to insert preset buttonholes. You can specify their size and merge them into a design. Buttonholes are usually formed with satin column stitches bordering a slit that is slightly longer than the length of the button diameter, depending on the thickness of the button. The satin stitch border protects the slit from fraying. The buttonhole consists of a bead of satin stitches with a bar tack.

Use Layout > Buttonholes to digitize a string of buttonholes with all necessary stitching.

Add buttonholes

Add a line of evenly spaced buttonholes to a design with the Add Buttonholes tool.

  • Open or create a design requiring buttonholes. Or open a product backdrop.
  • Select the Buttonholes tool.
  • Enter the number of the buttonholes your design requires and click Place Buttonholes.
  • Click to place the first buttonhole and drag a line - horizontal or vertical - to the last buttonhole position.
  • Use the measure tooltip as a guide and click to complete.
  • Buttonhole orientation can be adjusted in Object Properties.

Use Edit Objects > Object Properties to preset properties or adjust them for selected objects.

Change buttonhole settings

Buttonhole types can be changed at any time. They are simply properties of a buttonhole object. Other properties include 'slit length' as well as stitch spacings.

  • To change current buttonhole type, double-click a buttonhole object to open Object Properties.
  • Click to select a preferred type from the gallery.
  • Adjust slit length according to your button size.
  • Adjust bead stitch spacings as preferred. Independent settings are available for bead and end spacing.