Quick Tip: Button Placement Inside a Vertical Buttonhole
Your beautiful buttonholes have been sewn, but did you know there’s a method for positioning the button that keeps it from coming unbuttoned accidentally and even holds the garment sides equally aligned?
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If you place the button directly in the middle of the buttonhole, the garment fronts can shift up and down and make the lower edge of the hem uneven.
Just by placing the button higher in the buttonhole opening, (about 1/4-in. to 3/8-in. under the top edge of the buttonhole) you can stop the garment front from shifting. In the shirt shown, the button placement keeps the left and right fronts from slipping.
This placement also helps prevent the button from sliding out of the vertical buttonhole. The button is safely anchored high up in the buttonhole.
Keep your plaids matching and your buttons from popping with this easy fix!