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I’m finally near the end of my marathon introduction to Burda patterns and could use some help with the single buttonhole. On the face of the jacket is a band with a hole for the large button created in a seam. I am instructed to cut the jacket facing open and clip at angles up and down each approximately 3/16 in. Long at the ends. Turn cut edges under and sew to seam allowances of band attachment seam by hand. Any thoughts on this? …. Maybe Rita61 and or Kate?


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    Mar 25, 2014, 02.15 PMby Deanna31

    Hello May,

    Is it a bound buttonhole they are talking about? Here is a tutorial:


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    Mar 25, 2014, 04.27 PMby Maychang

    I think it’s some weird variation. I’m afraid to cut into the facing having never made a buttonhole like this one before. I’ve made bound buttonholes before but this is a new one for me… Anyone out there that has come across this variation?

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    Mar 25, 2014, 05.37 PMby katensew

    It seems the idea is to cut the facing in line with the ready made slit on the front – yes and turn the raw edges of this cut under and hand stitch in place on the back( make a sort of " letter box " ). Use the point of your needle to turn the edges under as you stitch.

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    Mar 26, 2014, 03.10 AMby Maychang

    That sure sounds tricky and delicate work especially since my fabric is a bit loose. Oh dear! I’m afraid. I just finished the jacket and sure don’t want to screw it up! Wish me luck! Thank you.

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    Mar 27, 2014, 02.27 AMby rita61

    Hi May. I have been away. Sounds like you have some good suggestions though.

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