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Posted on: 1/20/14 8:23 AM
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I've made several lined jumpers for my youngest granddaughter. In these patterns, there is no interfacing in the buttonhole area. To give the buttonhole more stability, I cut a small piece of light to medium weight tearaway stabilizer. I place this piece of stabilizer underneath the buttonhole area and sew the buttonhole as I normally would. The stabilizer tears off easily from the inside of the garment and the buttonhole is more stable.

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Sewing Joe said... (5/27/14 9:23 AM) Reply
Great idea!
nothy lane said... (1/29/14 2:11 PM) Reply
Great tip. Thanks.
Texastopaz said... (1/23/14 7:10 PM) Reply
I'm ready to do the buttonholes on a corduroy jumper for DGD. No interfacing, and I was wondering how those buttonholes would work out. Thanks for the tip, I'll be using it soon.
Michele Lommasson said... (1/21/14 2:29 PM) Reply
You are definitely on a roll! Very nice tip!
Adaire said... (1/21/14 8:45 AM) Reply
Oh, this is a wonderful hint! I shall try it soon as I make a number of these dresses and never thought of using tear-away stabilizer.
 
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