I have been trying various methods for making a small ( less than one inch) bound buttonhole and I am not having success.
I have tried Betzina’s method and Vogue’s methods and even went back to my first sewing manual from highschool.
I stabilize the fabric and the sewing is straight, then when I slash it and turn out out I either get bunching at the corners (suggesting I didn’t slash far enough into the corners…grrr when I do I get a hole) or the lips don’t line up perfectly. I have tried using just a piece of material, two strips corded and not corded, a patch, and folded bias strips. one was close to perfect but I want to make a slew of them.
Should I just give on this and go back to a less attractive machine buttonhole? I hate those whiskers. A previous Threads article showed how to eliminate whiskers but my machine gets stuck going over twice.
This is for a silk noil shirt (Kinenbi Top from the Sewing Workshop) and I want the workmanship to shine.