I’m a bit ashamed and embarrassed to admit this, but the easiest sewing task I have ever done, I hadn’t done until earlier this week. I have somehow managed to not sew buttonholes in any of my creations for as long as I can remember. At some point, when I was in high school, I remember doing it. But I must have had a bad experience, because I have subconsciously omitted “buttonholes” from my sewing vernacular since then. Anything that required buttonholes was taken to my life-saver, Ines, at a popular buttonhole and embroidery shop in Manhattan’s garment district. However, I got to thinking. I spend so much time demonstrating how easy so many sewing projects actually are. I’m sure I could teach myself a lesson too. . . and this is why you will probably notice buttonholes on every creation of mine from now on. I have (just now) discovered the joys of the automatic buttonhole setting on my machine. I even enjoy the manual buttonhole features. Now, I understand I might be the ONLY person who has not done this before, but I’m sure somewhere, there is someone, who, like me, confused, looked at the automatic buttonhole presser foot, looked at the machine, looked back at the automatic buttonhole presser foot, and decided to stash it away before anyone saw. . . This How To is for you.