Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review


Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Find a member
MY Stuff
Friends of PR Benefits
My Pattern Reviews
My Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Widget
Photo Album
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Calendar
Deal Corner
Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine Central
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests
Read All Review Requests
Add a Review Request
Live Chats
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
See all Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
all contests
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials
Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
Interfacing under buttonholes (Tip/Technique)
Viewed 5078 times
Review rated Helpful by 3 people   
Posted by: Diana M
photo
About Diana M star
WA USA
Member since: 4/19/04
Reviews written: 66
Sewing skills:Intermediate
Favored by: 11 people
tips added: 13
Bio: more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 6/18/05 2:57 PM
Featured in the PR book!
I've been doing lots of reading about sewing these past few weeks and came across this tip -- that I can't find to give proper credit - - -

The recommendation was to cut the interfacing with the grain going in the same direction as the buttonholes to reduce the possibility of stretchy, baggy results.

IE, for vertical buttonholes, that would be the way that most patterns show to lay out the interfacing piece, parallel to the selvage. But for horizontal buttonholes, it would be cut crossgrain.

It made enough sense to me that I changed them on my most recent shirt, and they seems to be holding up.

Edited 06/25/05: I didn't have enough interfacing this morning to follow this suggestion, so I cut the interfacing grainline parallel to the selvage, but cut small pieces with the grainline running the other direction and pressed them under the buttonhole spaces. Seems to be working well -- we'll see how long this version holds up with wearing and washing, etc.
Merchants on PR
So Vintage Patterns
Thank You for Joining!
Deals!
Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover
Made In Australia
Deals!
SewBaby
Unique Sewing Patterns
Deals!

<< Previous Next >>

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques


3 Comments      Login to Add a Comment
BeckyW said...
Good idea. I have just started using the knited type of interfacing and it never occurred to me as to when to use the lengthwise grain and when to use the crossgrain.
6/19/05 5:37 PM
Jayme girl said...
the heck with sewing today that baby is beautiful...
6/22/05 6:07 AM
Diana M said...
Thanks, Jayme -- that "beautiful baby" photo is about 56 years old, and it's a rarity that I see pics of myself that I like as well as that one!
6/25/05 1:06 PM

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us