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First attempt at buttonholes


Tonight I started work on something that I’ve been worrying about – buttonholes! I put together a piece of practice ‘waistcoat’ with some scraps that were left over. I started sewing them by hand, but this proved more difficult than I imagined! I thought I’d be able to control it much more easily than on the machine, but it was really tough. So, having said that I wouldn’t try machining them, I thought I might as well have a go. It was actually easier than I thought and looks a lot neater. But I still need to do loads of practice before it’ll feel confident enough to do one on an actual waistcoat! Wish me luck…I think I’m going to need it!

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  1. snati001 on June 13, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Good luck! I remember learning how to do buttonholes in high school sewing class. We just used the machine and then a seam ripper to open up the hole. One of these days I’ll get a new machine and get back to sewing. 🙂

    • Clare on June 14, 2013 at 8:24 am

      Thank you! 🙂 I never did sewing at school because we had to do woodwork instead – some lessons would have come in so handy now…Thanks for your advice too, I need all the help I can get right now! But I’m determined to get them right!

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