Buttonholing

How To : Sew a buttonhole in 4 steps on a Singer sewing machine

Making a buttonhole is easy to sew using the buttonhole presser foot and the four step buttonhole function on a Singer sewing machine. This video sewing tutorial guides through the simple step by step process of making a professionally finished buttonhole. Watch and learn how.

How To : Use buttonhole scissors

Couture designer Kenneth D. King is an expert in what you would need to fill up your sewing box. Here, he discusses buttonhole scissors. Buttonhole scissors are made for making buttonholes without stretching or damaging the fabric. By watching this video you can learn how to a ...more

How To : Do the Buttonhole Stitch

The buttonhole stitch is used in many types of hand embroidery - general surface embroidery, crazy quilting, whitework and cutwork, Mountmellick embroidery, needle lace, filet work - you name it, buttonhole stitch fits in somehow. It's a super versatile stitch, and once you ha ...more

How To : Make buttonholes on a knitted-on I-cord

This video knitting tutorial shows how to attach an I-cord along the right front of a sweater and then work buttonholes into the I-cord. When you come to each marker: (1) Remove the marker and leave the I-cord stitches on the right-hand needle. (2) Slip the next 2 stitches fro ...more

How To : Do Buttonhole Wheels

Once you know how to do the buttonhole stitch, it's just a matter of "working it" a bit to master variations of the stitch. In this video from Needle 'n Thread, you'll learn how to work a buttonhole wheel, which can be effectively used in all kinds of embroidery - especially f ...more

How To : Hand sew a bound buttonhole for couture garments

While you can usually make a buttonhole with a machine, doing a bound buttonhole by hand is a couture technique that gives a professional, elegant finish to your buttonholes. This video shows you how to hand sew a bound butthole for your garment.

How To : Sew an easy and quick bound buttonhole

A bound buttonhole doesn't have to be difficult. This video shows you several different techniques taught in various sewing books, and then shows you a synthesis of both methods. Don't worry about having to hand sew your buttons, you can do it all by machine.

How To : Sew a bound buttonhole using a sewing machine

You don't have to sew a bound buttonhole by hand, you can replicate this fashion technique using a sewing machine. Make sure you sew slowly and carefully to get the clean finished lines of a perfectly done bound button hole.

How To : Knit a pretty tulip buttonhole with Eunny Jang

These tulip buttonholes are both pretty and all-purpose, usable for just about any knitting project that requires buttonholes. Composed of a petal-shaped hole rimmed at the edges with a briaded knit, this tulip buttonhold project is simple and great for knitting beginners. To ...more

How To : Make sewing pattern & designs for buttonholes

How to sew a bound buttonhole, including making your own patterns and designs; get professional tips and advice on methods and techniques for sewing your own bedroom accessories in this free instructional video. Part 1 of 20 - How to Make sewing pattern & designs for buttonhol ...more

How To : Do Detatched Buttonhole Filling

In detached buttonhole filling, you don't pass through the fabric as you work the buttonhole filling. In attached, you do. Attached buttonhole filling gives you more scope for varying the placement of stitches, so that you can create effective filling patterns. The detached bu ...more

How To : Crochet a small buttonhole

Watch this instructional crochet video to crochet a small button hole. The visual guidelines are accompanied with written instructions. In this delicate piece of work, it helps to test out the buttonhole to avoid backtracking. You can sew the button on to your crochet work wit ...more

How To : Sew a buttonhole pattern

This video will show you how to use your sewing machine to create a buttonhole stitch. The buttonhole patter is very useful when making clothing because it does exactly what it’s name implies. It is the stitching used to sew a hole for your button. The pattern is not as hard a ...more

How To : Knit one-row button holes

Knitting button holes doesn't need to be a pain. With the tips in this how-to video, it can be quick and easy. If the button you're using is 4 stitches wide, make a 3-stitch buttonhole (as demonstrated). For a 5-stitch-wide button, make a 4-stitch buttonhole, etc. Step 1 -- w ...more

How To : Make an eye-catching boutonniere

When you need an eye-catching boutonniere for a special occasion, you don't have to spend a fortune at the florist. Make your own! You Will Need * A small flower * Scissors or wire cutters * One bunch baby's breath * One piece floral greenery * Green flower tape * ¼-inch silk ...more

End of the Century : The Fin De Siecle's Role in Steampunk

With the new year right around the corner, it's time to talk about the end of the 19th century, a time which plays an enormous role in Steampunk. If you've done any reading of British books written from about 1890 to 1899, you may have come across the phrase 'fin de siecle' an ...more

Scrabble Bingo of the Day : NOSEGAY

Scrabble Bingo of the Day: NOSEGAY [n] A nosegay is simply a bouquet of flowers, typically given as gifts. It comes from Middle English, from the words nose and gay, which in this case means brightly colored and showy. It does not reference homosexuality; the modern sense of ...more

How To : Sew a button by hand

Learn how to sew a button by hand. Not wearing your favorite shirt because it’s missing a button? Don’t worry—sewing on a new one is simple and fast. Step 1. Select a button & thread Select an appropriate button and matching thread for the article of clothing. Step 2. Threa ...more

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