Working from the wrong side, insert needle in the edge, make a small loop, then run the needle through the loop from below and tauten the thread to make a kind of knot, which must lie exactly on the cut edge. Make the stitches close together for a firm cover. When you’ve finished the first side of the buttonhole, sew a corded bar over the end of the slit i.e. make several long stitches over the end of the slit and then cord these stitches (densely wrap thread this around this bar, also catching in the fabric each time). Then embroider the second half of the buttonhole and make a bar at the other end, darning in the thread underneath afterwards.
Pattern of the Week
The wrap shape creates a flattering V neckline and looks good on every body type!
Learn why every seamstress can benefit from flat patternmaking from instructor Deborah Moebes.
How to Grade, Draft, Design, and Sew Leggings with Meg!
Go far afield in wrap dresses, detailed jackets, and comfy separates for fall.
Comment To Win
Share your top fabric care tips for a chance to be in the magazine, and to get the issue for free!
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.