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🙌ClothSpot Sewing Tips🙌
Sharing our ten top tips for working buttonholes on fine woven fabrics like a fine challis or a silky foulard.
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1️⃣ A spray of non aerosol starch helps control delicate fabric, but test on a scrap first. See 2nd photo for unstarched & 3rd for starched.
2️⃣ Even with a tri-fold placket, your placket needs a layer of lightweight interfacing like Vlieseline H180/309 to lie directly under the buttonhole when stitched (see photos 4 & 5). The interfacing strip is hidden when the placket is folded over it. We’ll be stocking this interfacing very soon😉.
3️⃣ Prep some practice scraps with the same interfacing/fabric as your placket. 
4️⃣ Mark your buttonhole with chalk or thread. Thread can be more precise, it produces a fine centre line.
5️⃣ It can help to place a stabiliser under the buttonhole as you sew- tissue paper or tear away embroidery stabiliser works well. Tear away carefully! Sew a tester first, you might not need this step🤞.
6️⃣ Check your machine manual. There can be all sorts of additional settings & tweaks to remember!
7️⃣ Add a small swipe of Fray Check liquid on the inside of your buttonhole to keep it neat after you cut. Use a fine paint brush to minimise the spread.
8️⃣Using a seam ripper to cut? Place a pin at the inside end of the buttonhole to stop the cut going too far (see photo 6).
9️⃣Or use a buttonhole chisel, or even a scalpel for a super neat cut.
🔟Instead of trimming off your threads, leave them long & use a needle to thread through to the reverse, tie off & trim (photos 7 & 8).
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Do you have any more tips? Do share, we love to learn☺️
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🙌ClothSpot Sewing Tips🙌 Sharing our ten top tips for working buttonholes on fine woven fabrics like a fine challis or a silky foulard. ⠀⠀ 1️⃣ A spray of non aerosol starch helps control delicate fabric, but test on a scrap first. See 2nd photo for unstarched & 3rd for starched. 2️⃣ Even with a tri-fold placket, your placket needs a layer of lightweight interfacing like Vlieseline H180/309 to lie directly under the buttonhole when stitched (see photos 4 & 5). The interfacing strip is hidden when the placket is folded over it. We’ll be stocking this interfacing very soon😉. 3️⃣ Prep some practice scraps with the same interfacing/fabric as your placket. 4️⃣ Mark your buttonhole with chalk or thread. Thread can be more precise, it produces a fine centre line. 5️⃣ It can help to place a stabiliser under the buttonhole as you sew- tissue paper or tear away embroidery stabiliser works well. Tear away carefully! Sew a tester first, you might not need this step🤞. 6️⃣ Check your machine manual. There can be all sorts of additional settings & tweaks to remember! 7️⃣ Add a small swipe of Fray Check liquid on the inside of your buttonhole to keep it neat after you cut. Use a fine paint brush to minimise the spread. 8️⃣Using a seam ripper to cut? Place a pin at the inside end of the buttonhole to stop the cut going too far (see photo 6). 9️⃣Or use a buttonhole chisel, or even a scalpel for a super neat cut. 🔟Instead of trimming off your threads, leave them long & use a needle to thread through to the reverse, tie off & trim (photos 7 & 8). ⠀⠀ Do you have any more tips? Do share, we love to learn☺️ Add these to your saved posts for easy reference. . . . #clothspot #clothspotsewingtip #sewingtip #sewingtips #sewingtipsandtricks #sewingbuttonholes #buttonholesewing #madewithvlieseline #vlieseline