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Buttonholes

SuperiorLiz | Posted in New to Sewing on

When I am not prepared to hand stitch a series of Buttonholes , Bound Buttonholes are unsuitable, and I do not wish for Machine stitched ones, I have found a helpful Tailors Shop who have hand stitched them for me. Try smaller older establishments; where they hand sew them all the time on higher end tailoring. Yes it is cheating, but then is sewing them on a machine! And a poorly stitched buttonhole really shows, while a lot of slight imperfections when tailoring with 100% Wool; be it Sheep/Camel/Whatever, can be assisted with really good pressing. As well I have had yardage Steam Pressed to shrink by a Dry Cleaners, and I know of folk who have taken a completed garment to a Tailor for a top notch Pressing at the end! I consider it to be making the best use of my time and energies. Besides, My Gran and my Mother both had a tailor who did Buttonholes for them; Thanks Mr Zabludo of Wallasey! (Gran would have been 133 years old now!)

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  1. ThreadsMagazineWeb | | #1

    That's a good tip!

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