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I have almost finished my wool coat. Now i have to make buttonholes in it. My machine can make them, normally… Now the wool fabric is to thick, the fabric doesn’t move unther the bottonholefoot. Any advise is welcome. Thanks


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    Jul 29, 2010, 09.09 AMby katexxxxxx

    I would make bound buttonholes in a coat. Like this:


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    Jul 31, 2010, 05.44 PMby carolinam

    thanx, but i think it is now to late for them. to bad cause you’re right, it would have looked better on a coat. The coat is now finished exept for the button holes. Or is there a way to make those button holes in a finished coat?

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    Jul 31, 2010, 07.35 PMby mlssfshn

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    Jul 31, 2010, 09.56 PMby tamalicious16

    I made a pea coat last year (it’s posted on here if you want to look at it). No matter how many practice buttonholes I made through the same thickness of wool on scrap fabric, my sewing machine could not handle them on the coat. Trying to do them actually BROKE my sewing machine, so I would recommend not to bother trying unless you have an industrial machine. I also tried a friend’s sewing machine and luckily didn’t break it, but had no better luck.

    I ended up hand sewing them. I’m making one for my sister for Christmas and will hand sew them from the start. Buy some matching embroidery floss, and use one of the tutorials missfshn suggested. It’s actually pretty simple, just a little time consuming (and all that needle use becomes a problem if you’re allergic to nickel like I am….). Practice on a scrap in case you screw up the first time, but they actually turn out pretty nice.

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    Aug 3, 2010, 10.01 AMby lclausewitz

    Here’s another link that might help you if you end up choosing to do the buttonholes by hand: http://www.cutterandtailor.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=779

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    Aug 6, 2010, 09.44 PMby bjr99

    At this point hand sewing seems to be the way to go. Take a look at the tutorials mentioned above. Be sure that you practice on scraps before you go to the coat. It is time consuming but is well worth it in the end.

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    Sep 2, 2010, 04.25 PMby carolinam

    thanks everyone for your advise! I’ve learned a lot, well it is my first coat and this is the way to learn. Next time i would do things different. But it came out wonderfull. It is finished and posted here on the site.

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