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Date: 6/28/13 12:31 PM

I am wanting to make cuffs with holes on both for cuff links. How do you line them up so they look nice? I think I will be using my handy dandy buttonhole attachment. I have never done this but I want to have them look as nice as I can. Thanks so much!

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Date: 6/28/13 12:40 PM

From what I've seen, you sew the first buttonhole as intended, and then replace the button with another (in the same orientation).

If you really want to examine some, I'd suggest going to either a tux rental store or (better choice IMO) a high end menswear store. Either a department store, or a dedicated shop.

You can pretend to be shopping for DH or your father or son, if you feel you need a cover story for the sales staff. Use the opportunity to examine all the construction details.

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Date: 6/29/13 0:13 AM

Good idea. Thanks!

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It's all about The Baby , about the Baby, about The Babe ....Big Smile! (sung off key ..la la la )

Here comes the big 60! OH MY!

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Hello Kitty Kate (green), Hello Kitty Valerie, Dottie Kenmore, Bubba Kenmore the traveler,has case does travel.

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Date: 6/30/13 8:04 PM

Quote: DonnaH
From what I've seen, you sew the first buttonhole as intended, and then replace the button with another (in the same orientation).



If you really want to examine some, I'd suggest going to either a tux rental store or (better choice IMO) a high end menswear store. Either a department store, or a dedicated shop.



You can pretend to be shopping for DH or your father or son, if you feel you need a cover story for the sales staff. Use the opportunity to examine all the construction details.

Two ways to do cuffs that take links. First is simply to replace the button on a normal cuff with a button hole. More common is what's called, by the english, a 'double cuff'. This is a long cuff, that's folded back on itself, and then a link put in to hold it in place. There are four button holes on such a cuff. (Actually, there are commonly six button holes, a pair together near the wrist, which allows the cuff to be worn two ways, and allows slight adjustment of the sleeve length.)

Some pics, of one my commercially made shirts, of double cuffs here:
http://www.panix.com/~dscheidt/pics/cuffs/
(click the thumnails for much larger pictures.
The first images show the inside of the cuff (the part along the arm, before it's folded back.). The third and fourth images show the two ways the cuff link can be set two, the last shows the cuff the way I wear it.

Also, you'll notice the button holes don't line up perfectly. None of my double cuffs ever have (though the cheap ones have been better, on average. This is a not cheap shirt...), and it's never bothered me when wearing them. On a solid cuff, you can't tell if they're off by less than about 1/4", even if you're really picky. Stripes make it easier.

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