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Buttonholes! A Quick But Important Tip

Buttonholes, when I was young and in the early stages of my sewing, I used to avoid anything complicated like set in sleeves, certain collars and anything buttoned up the front.

It did restrict me in what I would sew, mind, I said would not could. My Mum eventually took me by the hand and showed me this tip to get my buttonholes in just the right place.

Even though the patterns I was following were marked where the buttonholes should be placed, they never seemed just right. Like all bought patterns, you mostly need to adjust them in some area. I found with me it was always the buttonholes, never seemed to get them right.

It is always the way, once you learn the right way, it is much easier and when I learnt this tip, my patience improved with my sewing too.

So now I am going to share this important tip with you.

Do you know which is the most important buttonhole? No.. then I am about to tell you and I might add, when I found this tip, it made my fitting problems disappear too. So here is the

Most important buttonhole

When your garment is nearly finished is the time to mark the buttonholes and buttons.

Mostly you start at the top and mark down, or copy where the pattern is marked.

The most important button and buttonhole is the one on the bust point.

Now you need to know just exactly where your bust point is, and here is how you do it.

Drop a tape measure from where the neck edge and shoulder seamline meet, letting it fall over your bust.

The point where the tape falls away from your body is your bust point.

At this point is where the buttonhole should be placed. If you are doing vertical buttonholes, then place the top of the buttonhole 1/8 inch above the bust point level.

Space your remaining buttonholes up and down from this one.

See, so easy when you know how.

Submitted by:

CT Baird

CTBaird is owner and publisher of SewMoreForU eBook and Basic Pattern Drafting eCourse. Get Free Sewing Tips at http://www.sewmoreforu.com


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