Threads Logo Threads Logo Facebook Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Headphones Icon Favorite Navigation Search Icon Forum Search Icon Main Search Icon Close Icon Video Play Icon Indicator Arrow Icon Close Icon Hamburger/Search Icon Plus Icon

Conversational Threads

Embellished Buttonholes

AnnWorrell | Posted in Machine Embroidery on

In the Mar 08 Threads, they show some great embroidered buttonholes.  They also show a “contraption” that measures them out.  Any idea where I can get the buttonhole software?  Any idea what the “contraption” is called and where I can get one?  Thanks.


  1. User avater
    JunkQueen | | #1

    Hi Ann,

    that tool is a Sim-Flex Sewing Gauge. Go to this link:

    and click on the "additional information" -- I had to enlarge that because my eyes are old, doncha know -- and that'll give you all kinds of information. You can buy it there at that site, and I'm pretty sure I saw it in Clotilde's catalog and maybe Nancy's Notions, too, as well as Hancock's Fabrics. I suspect all the fabric stores will have them.

    I don't know about the software, but the first place I'd look is at the dealer where I bought my machine.

    Those are really lovely button holes shown in that article, but she was a bit vague about the tools.

  2. goldenthreads | | #2

    Viking 4d software has a bunch of embellishd buttonholes that you can adjust.  Software is expensive, though.

This post is archived.

Threads Insider

Get instant access to hundreds of videos, tutorials, projects, and more.

Start Your Free Trial

Already an Insider? Log in

Subscribe to Threads today

Save up to 37% and get a free gift


Conversational Threads

Recent Posts and Replies

  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |

Threads Insider Exclusives

View All
View All


  • Sign up for the Threads eletter

    Get the latest including tips, techniques and special offers straight to your inbox.

    Sign Up
  • Bernina Sponsored Content

    Where to Buy

    Locate a BERNINA store in your area.

  • CraftStylish


    Expert craft tutorials, news, and tips for sewing, knitting, crochet, quilting, paper crafts, embroidery, jewelry making, and more!