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Pats Custom Buttons and Belts for Sale

Pat's Custom Buttons and Belts for Sale

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Owner Pat Mahoney says she's ready to retire after 40 years

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Book Giveaway: Dressmaking: 200 Q&A

Book Giveaway: Dressmaking: 200 Q&A

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You could win the book "Dressmaking: 200 Q&A" by Mary McCarthy!

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How to Select the Right Buttonhole for the Job

How to Select the Right Buttonhole for the Job

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Download and print our handy buttonhole selection guide and never second-guess which to sew again.

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Quick Tip: Button Placement Inside a Vertical Buttonhole

Quick Tip: Button Placement Inside a Vertical Buttonhole

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Learn how to place a button in a vertical buttonhole so the button won't slip out while wearing and the front garment sides won't become uneven.

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How to Make Beaded Berry Buttons

How to Make Beaded "Berry" Buttons

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Learn how to make beaded "berry" buttons with this web-extra from Threads #163.

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Slot Buttonholes

Slot Buttonholes

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This high fashion buttonhole treatment is perfect every time. Often fabric is very dimensional and a machine buttonhole that's not perfect can ruin a beautifully sewn garment.

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Drawstring Placement

Drawstring Placement

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Many garments in ready-to-wear are sporting drawstrings, you can add them to blouses, dresses, tunics, and jackets fairly easily. The question is, where is the best placement so the garment looks good?

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Button Placement

Button Placement

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Find the perfect button placement to prevent a gap at the front of a garment.

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Classic Bound Buttonhole

Classic Bound Buttonhole

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Learn how to create Anne Kendall's classic, corded buttonhole.

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Tell-tale signs of an accomplished sewer

Tell-tale signs of an accomplished sewer

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Tips for how to take your finishes from beginner to professional

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