"Practice makes perfect" is a well known buzz-phrase. It's a phrase that I often use when describing how I intend to build my own skills and confidence. For 2018 I decided to include "perfecting bound buttonholes". The image above is my practice test using the coat fabric. I chose the smaller version for the coat.
|Finished Bound Buttonholes on the Coat|
You might ask, "Don't you already know how to make them?" My answer, "Yes, but each time I make them, I need practice like it was the very first time." I've been working on my first coat of the year, Butterick . Instead of regular button holes, I made bound ones. I'm 75 percent done with my coat and hope to reveal it soon. But in the meantime, I wanted to share this small sewing goal with you.
|On the Wrong Side of the Center Front Coat|
There are several online tutorials that give you step-by-step instructions on how to make a bound buttonhole. Below are a few with the Threads process being very close to how I made mine. So here goes!