I’m working on a project that requires four bound buttonholes.
Bound buttonholes seem scary because you slice your scissors through a pattern piece. If you mess up, you mess up – and you’d better have spare fabric to hand.
So, how do you make sure that doesn’t happen. Practice!
I always practise my bound buttonholes before starting on the project itself. Even if you count yourself familiar with this technique, it’s important because you…
- Flex your memory muscle
- Familiarise yourself with fabric quirks
- Prep for those details you might overlook ie ensuring that the fabric grain on your welts matches the fabric grain of your pattern piece
- Build your confidence. Hey, I can totally do this!
If you want a good step-by-step guide to bound buttonholes, you can buy my ebook here. It’s a bargain, and covers steps such as these…
Bound buttonholes definitely keep your inner perfectionist geek happy! Working with well-behaved fabric helps. More on that to come…