Member since 10/19/11
Date: 8/10/13 2:17 PM
Can anyone advise me if silk dupioni makes a nice bound buttonhole? I'm making a pattern that calls for bound buttonholes and I'm using silk dupioni although the pattern ( Vogue 1054 ) doesn't recommend that fabric. Rather, silk dupioni is not listed under fabrics recommended on the pattern envelope. I've already cut out the pattern pieces.
Member since 9/30/06
Date: 8/12/13 10:53 AM
In general, any fabric which ravels easily isn't a good candidate for bound buttonholes. If you'd like, you could do a sample with your specific fabric, use iron-on interfacing behind the fashion fabric and behind the strips.
Member since 11/25/11
Date: 8/12/14 8:24 PM
put together a sandwich of all the layers that will be in the finished product and then practice making bound buttonholes.
I don't know what kind of machine you have, I've never liked the buttonholes of any new machines, so I use my old black Singer with the Singer Buttonhole attachment. It has different templates for different sizes and styles of buttonholes - it includes several sizes of bound buttonholes. You set it on tiny stitches, then it stitches a perfect rectangle. Amazingly painless. But practice is still necessary first.
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