Well, it’s been just over two weeks since I launched my e-book and over 100 people have already bought it. Thank you so much, guys!
The e-book guides you through a practice make of your bound buttonholes, before starting on a project. But knowing what human nature is like, it did occur to me that some readers might feel frustrated to make buttonholes that … well, just don’t go towards anything they can use.
If you’re someone who wants to use their buttonholes, rather than just practise them, you could do what I did – extend the swatches of fabric and turn them into a bag, as pictured above. I made a little bag to carry my knitting around in. I added a bow for cuteness. The whole project was a very loose variation on this tutorial. My buttonholes were big, which was good for a first practice.
Or maybe you’re looking for the perfect pattern to use your bound buttonholes on? Well, you’re in luck! The absolutely lovely Jamie Christina is offering one FREE copy of the Abbey Coat pattern. Anyone who buys a copy of the e-book between now and midnight GMT Monday 29 April will be entered for a prize draw. That’s right. For £2, one lucky winner could have a 40+ page e-book and be in with the chance of a sewing pattern to go with it. But be quick – this offer isn’t open long.
What I like about the Abbey Coat is that it’s so adaptable. You can make a full on winter coat or a lighter mid-season version if you leave off the bottom ruffle hem. There are some great versions out there on the web. I am a particular fan of Handmade Jane’s:
Enjoy, my friends! Anything else you’d like to see in possible future e-books – just leave a comment below. Don’t hold your breath, though. It took me eight months to get this one out!