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Create sample buttonholes (Tip/Technique)
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Posted on: 1/12/11 1:06 AM
Make a sample sheet of buttonholes in different sizes to save time testing to get the right size buttonhole. I use a fairly average weight fabric and my usual stabilizer. That way you can be pretty accurate.

If you are useing a computerised sewing machine that allows you to key in the size of the buttonhole you can even jot down the size in mm next to each buttonhole so then after slipping the button into the sample buttonholes you can then just dial up the right size - say 20mm and off you go!

If you are useing a manual sewing machine you can also use the method above and transfer the best buttonhole size on to your test fabric.

I always do a final test buttonhole on a scrap of the current project fabric as well as the stabilizer I'm useing to allow for different weight and weave in fabrics.
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elsew said...
Great Idea! If we would only take the time to do these tests we could save ourselves soooo much grief!
1/13/11 7:49 AM
Rhoda K said...
Great tip and I do have to agree with elsew - taking time! ;-)
1/13/11 9:39 AM
marycds said...
Super idea
1/15/11 0:47 AM

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