Bound buttonholes are fabulous on coats and jackets. All you need is a little patience..and oh, practice on scrap fabric first :)

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    Jul 18, 2009, 05.57 PMby carlyslejohn

    Thank you!

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    Mar 2, 2009, 01.27 PMby pixistix

    Thank you this helped me on my new pattern!!!

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    Oct 24, 2007, 05.57 AMby lilo

    thanks, great how-to! I’ll try it out one of these days, looks great on winter jackets.

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    Oct 17, 2007, 09.21 AMby myk

    yup :)

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    Oct 17, 2007, 07.18 AMby squirrellypoo

    ahhh. I think I’ve got you now, thanks! So step 7 is just creating the little “lips” that show through the hole?

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    Oct 16, 2007, 02.06 PMby myk

    Hi Squirrellypoo, from from the 6th step up to the 7th requires no sewing first, this is setting up the face of the buttonhole. From the 6th step, facing the wrong side of the garment with the patch laid out in front of you, fold the top of the patch towards the center of the rectangle you cut in the middle. Do this again with the bottom part (with the little piece of the extra cloth in rectangle bound inside). If you flip the garment on the right side, the folded patch should be equal. Then the sewing part for step 8. :)

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    Oct 16, 2007, 11.28 AMby squirrellypoo

    I’m with you right up until step 7 – I honestly can’t see what you did from 6 to get to 7… are you sewing just through the little piece of fabric or the garment? I can’t visualise what you’re doing there. :(

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    Oct 15, 2007, 08.40 AMby myk

    Thanks! I’m glad this could be of help to you guys. It just so happened that we have been into bound buttonholes in school :)

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    Oct 14, 2007, 04.24 PMby merixf

    Ask and ye shall receive! I just submitted this as a suggestion for a how-to a couple of weeks ago, and voila! Thanks so much for this!

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    Oct 14, 2007, 05.25 AMby elainemay

    thanks myk :) maybe i’ll work up the courage to use these on a project soon!

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    Oct 11, 2007, 02.37 PMby nayantara

    This is a great How To! Very well explained. I’ll admit these buttonholes have never been my strong suit, but maybe I’ll give them a try!

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