Continuing with our Sewing a Bespoke Garment series, this week Shari will show you how to take the fear out of sewing a beautiful buttonhole! We don't know about you, as much as we love the look of buttons, the idea of making buttonholes has a tendency to send a chill up our spine. It's usually one of the last steps on a garment and there is that fear you will mess it up and ruin your whole project! In this video, Shari demonstrates how to make beautiful hand-sewn buttonholes! Although hand-sewn buttonholes take a little more time to make, the “fright factor” of ruining a project with a of a misaligned or twisted buttonhole is practically zero.
The video will demonstrate how to make a basic straight
buttonhole, but if you prefer to make a keyhole buttonhole you can
see that demonstrated in the instructions available as a bonus download. The technique is basically the same for both buttonholes except that the bar tack is omitted from the outer edge of the keyhole buttonhole.
As a final touch to my bespoke chemise, I am going to finish it off with a laced edged hemline... the Victorian way! Let's get started...