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From: Catalina
Date: 01-08-2005, 09:25 AM (1 of 5)
I have decided to make bound buttonholes on a jean jacket. My
quest. is do the make the buttonhole on the facing separately and then bring the facing of the buttonhole to the back of facing and edge stitch or do
you bound it through the jacket and facing at the same time. This fabric is so ravely I don't think fray check will help much plus I think it will look not so good.TIA. Penny
User: Catalina
Member since: 01-06-2005
Total posts: 119
From: plrlegal
Date: 01-08-2005, 01:26 PM (2 of 5)
Penny try this site. It looks like a very good lesson in doing bound buttonholes.,2025,DIY_14144_2277276,00.html

User: plrlegal
Member since: 05-19-2001
Total posts: 318
From: Catalina
Date: 01-08-2005, 02:05 PM (3 of 5)
Patsy- Thanks- I printed the directions out. Penny
User: Catalina
Member since: 01-06-2005
Total posts: 119
From: mommydionne
Date: 01-09-2005, 08:45 AM (4 of 5)
peggy sayers site sillohuette patterns (sp?) has instructions for a welt pocket that can be used for a bound button hole
User: mommydionne
Member since: 01-08-2004
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From: DorothyL
Date: 01-09-2005, 12:12 PM (5 of 5)
I always make the button hole before I put the facing in. Then once the facing is in I cut a small slit in the facing about 1/3 of the way from each end then cut from the ends of the slit to the corners of the button hole. It looks like this > -< Tuck it under all the way around. Hit it hard with the iron and hand stitch it to the back of the button hole. If it frays a bit you can kind of cover it with the hand stitches.
With some fabrics you may want to stabilize it with something light to keep the fraying to a minimum.
Pin the lining tight to the button holes before you cut to be sure it is placed just right. After you cut is too late, you know. And it helps to use very small sharp scissors.
Everytime I make bound button holes they look better.
Before you try one on the garment make a few practice ones until you are confident. They are easy once you get the knack.
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
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