6. Redraw the buttonhole stitch termination lines on both sides of the front fold. To assemble the garment sew the horizontal seams first. If the garment has horizontal seams around the circumference, sew the side seams first and then the horizontal seams to keep the horizontal seams strong and uninterupted. When you sew these seams, stitch up to the stitch termination point, back tack, jump over the buttonhole section to the second termination point, back tack and start stitching again. The point is to leave the buttonhole open between the stitch termination points. Press the seam allowances open and assemble the garment as usual.
Match the slot openings on the garment front and facing.
Slip a small length of 1/4-inch wide Steam-a-Seam 2 between the garment and facing layers on the seam allowance . Press to fuse the sections of the garment and facing together.
Once the garment is sewn, Ready-to-Wear top stitches the seam allowances about a presser foot away from the seam.
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