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Buttonhole tutorials

sewingj

Buttonhole tutorials
« on: October 13, 2019, 13:52:33 PM »
I was just looking for a particular "Madetosew" tutorial and discovered she has recently done several covering buttonholes.  I must admit I have looked at them all yet but I`ve found her other tutorials very good in the past

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCjpQCVn6Ow        Intro to buttonholes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRzr6hjyAoA           Manual buttonholes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7TbBurYbYk           1 step automatic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJbZKk8H6Yw           4 step
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYeLBboxd2g            Keyhole
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJRYAPMolH8          Making cording for buttonholes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfNwLTuKaTY          Corded buttonholes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlKHur9IN-o         this it to sew a button on rather than a buttonhole

P.S. having now watched a couple I wonder if she should have put more emphasis on preparing the fabric beforehand i.e. stabilising it properly as that is what seems to cause problems for many people


« Last Edit: October 13, 2019, 15:38:51 PM by sewingj »

Helen M

Re: Buttonhole tutorials
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2019, 14:32:39 PM »
Thanks for this will have a look at some of them!
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Catllar

Re: Buttonhole tutorials
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2019, 14:53:43 PM »
Thanks for that. Haven't come across her before - isn't she clear and easy to understand? Lovely.
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grannysyb

Re: Buttonhole tutorials
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2019, 15:18:31 PM »
I'm  afraid that I'm too lazy/ scared to do them! I go to D M Buttons in Wardour mews, usually have to leave the garment there, but last time it was only £6 for five buttonholes on a Linton tweed jacket, I find my machine does perfect test buttonhole and then chews up the next one!

crfrench

Re: Buttonhole tutorials
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2020, 09:41:25 AM »
And for handmade buttonholes, I love this one - google 'milanese handmade buttonholes'

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UttaRetch

Re: Buttonhole tutorials
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2020, 13:46:42 PM »
... having now watched a couple I wonder if she should have put more emphasis on preparing the fabric beforehand i.e. stabilising it properly as that is what seems to cause problems for many people ...
Vital missing steps really annoy me and I will mark down any demonstrator who does not apply or explain basic steps.

@b15erk, referred to a video demonstrating the 'Burritto' method and it was only when the demonstrator had stetched out the neckline turning the yoke through that she mentioned stay stitching that she had not previously done.  ><
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BrendaP

Re: Buttonhole tutorials
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2020, 23:47:23 PM »
I've never tried sewing a button on by machine, but it looks as though it takes at least as long to do properly as it does to sew them on by hand.  >< :\
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wrenkins

Re: Buttonhole tutorials
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2020, 07:44:52 AM »
I've never tried sewing a button on by machine, but it looks as though it takes at least as long to do properly as it does to sew them on by hand.  >< :\
I've always done it and the nice thing is that they stay on...unlike my hand sewn ones... :S
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coffeeandcake

Re: Buttonhole tutorials
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2020, 13:51:29 PM »
I've never tried sewing a button on by machine, but it looks as though it takes at least as long to do properly as it does to sew them on by hand.  >< :\
If I'm just replacing a single button on something (obviously not something that I made :ninja:) I do it by hand but if I'm sewing several buttons on, say, a shirt, I do it by machine.  It is really so much faster. Try it on your next make @BrendaP