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craft interests: quilting, weaving

Member Since: 03/12/2012

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Re: How to Sew a Bound Buttonhole

Elena and Aliensnextdoor,
One way to finish the inside is to create a window in the jacket facing. Locate the placement of the "window" by pushing pins through the coat fabric through to the facing at each corner of the finished buttonhole. Cut a piece of lining fabric about three times as long as the buttonhole and about four times the height of the buttonhole. You will sew this little rectangle of fabric to the jacket facing (right sides facing). The stitching will be a rectangle exactly the same size as the bound buttonhole. Cut a center slit and angles to the corners as above in #3 and turn this little facing all the way through so that there is a window in the fabric that lines up with the back of the bound buttonhole.

Then you blind hem the window to the edge of the wrong side of the bound buttonhole and all is hidden and perfectly beautiful. The inside will look just like the outside since you will only see the buttonhole welts from either way you look at it.