|Making buttonholes can be rather intimidating. I don't know about you, but once I finish the buttonhole portion of the project I feel like I can breathe a sigh of relief - the rest of the project should be pretty easy from here.
Throughout the years I've run across a few good tips and hints for sewing those daunting buttonholes, so thought I'd share a few with you.
**By using "fray check" on your buttonholes, the threads won't ravel from use.
**An easy way to prevent cutting past the buttonhole when clipping the buttonhole open is to place a straight pin at each end, or even better have a pair of buttonhole scissors on hand.
**Buttonholes are easier to make if you use a backing of "stitch 'n Tear". The buttonholes won't get out of shape, and the backing will tear away easily after the project is finished.
**Vertical buttonholes work best when sewing with knits, as they will stretch less than horizontal buttonholes.
There are probably many more buttonhole tips, but these have saved the day for me many times.