Buttons and Buttonholes Skill Building Session Bundle
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Buttons & Buttonholes
This is two Skill Building Sessions in one! It's comprehensive but you can consume it in bite sized sections. It makes a great reference.
It comes a PDF download for Buttons and a PDF download for Buttonholes. They work great together and there is no significant overlap or duplication. It is unique material for either. Both are illustrated, include photos, examples, sketches and more. It's concise and easy to understand.
Knowing WHY you need to do something so it comes out correctly is the type of learning that sticks. It's more logical.
There are lots of alternatives to both Buttons and Buttonholes, hand sewing options, machine sewing options and solutions for any project.
The Troubleshooting for each section tackles issues head on. Things happen!
Videos have time stamps and subtitles, PDFs are organized.
Buttons Skill Building Session:
In this Skill Building Session, you will find these topics:
Button Types and Things to Consider when Selecting a Button
Thread Selection: Type, Weight and Colo
Holes of a Button, the Stitch Footprint and Stitch Pattern
Ligne Chart (button sizes in ligne with mm and inch equivalents)
There are eight videos:
Hand Sewing a Button
Weaving a Thread Shank
Machine Sewing a Button
Hand Tying Button Threads
How to Make a Thread Loop
Buttons, Alternatives & Storage
Troubleshooting, Tips and Examples
The videos are located on YouTube and have speed control, subtitles, and time stamps.
There is a 17 page downloadable PDF packet that is a companion to the information in the videos.
Buttonholes Skill Building Session
The Buttonholes Skill Building Session is more than just a How To sew a buttonhole.
There is so much information to be learned about buttonholes and understanding WHY or HOW helps us have less anxiety about creating them and helps us be more successful when we create them.
This Skill Building Session covers:
How and Where to Place Buttonholes on Shirts, Waistbands, Button Flys, Dresses, Skirts, Coats, Collar Stands and Cuffs.
How to sew a Buttonhole with a Machine that has a Buttonholes Setting
How to sew a Buttonhole with only a Zig Zag stitch.
Alternatives to Buttonholes
Tools and Helpful Items
Troubleshooting a Buttonhole when:
You Cut through the End of the Buttonhole
You Cut the Side Stitches of a Buttonhole
The Buttonhole is Too Short
The Buttonhole is Too Long
How to Hand Sew a Buttonhole
There are Ten Videos and a 26 page Downloadable PDF with Placement Worksheets for 8 different garment areas.
Manually Sewing a Straight with a zig zag stitch
Manually Sewing a Tailor's buttonhole with a zig zag stitch
You've accidentally cut through the end
You've accidentally cut the side stitches
Removing a Buttonhole
Faced or Spanish Snap Buttonhole
This is the most definitive guide to making Buttonholes you'll find!
Let's get started!
Sew Sew Guild
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