California USA Member since 9/18/02 Posts: 2306 Skill: Intermediate Body Type:
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Date: 10/12/13 9:49 PM
Is the area under the buttonhole interfaced? If you're using a knit interfacing, is it oriented so that the stretchy direction isn't in the same direction as the buttonhole? Have you tried water soluble stabilizer under and/or over the buttonhole?
I use interfacing, but permanent fusible interfacing in between the two layers of your fashion fabric. Water soluble interfacing will dissolve in washing and leave your buttonholes wimpy! If you are out of interfacing, organza or another stiff fabric will do. You want to permanently support those buttonholes on knits.
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Member since 1/4/11 Posts: 821 Skill: Intermediate Body Type:
Date: 10/13/13 6:19 AM
No new advice to add. Stabilizing is definitely needed. I am curious about what you are sewing that you need a button hole on a knit like ponte. If it doesn't need it but you want the look if a button you can make a fake one.
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It sounds like you have solved this now but I thought I would add that it might help if you can change the density of the buttonhole. My sm has a specialized buttonhole for knits that is much less dense the standard buttonhole. If you can adjust yours, it might help.
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