Originally Posted by MAD777
I would put nylon on BOTH sides of the netting.
Most machines sold for home use seem to have a button hole feature.
Modern machines usually come equipped with a button hole feature. However any machine which does not do a zigzag is NOT so equipped. I bring this up because many people are using straight stitch only vintage machines.
I would straight stitch the perimeter of a piece of nylon on both sides like a double patch. Then do the buttonhole on the patch. In the event of a straight stitch only machine melting the hole would be a good work around.
If the machine has zig zag but not a separate button hole feature you can make a button hole manually by setting the stich length to zero and the width to maximum. Stationary bartack a few times with the needle. Set the length to a very short stitch and the width to one half. Stitch forward on one side of the bartack to the distance for the buttonhole. Stationary bar tack the end. Either turn the work around and zigzag back the other side or set the machine to reverse and stitch back. If you think this through it is not too terrible difficult to figure out.