Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Button Hole 101

I told Margie, a Woolie follower that today I would put a slide show instruction on the blog about button hole making. Since I was making an apron for a friend of mine who turned 60 this past week I thought I could use it to demonstrate the correct construction of a button hole. As you will see in the slide is clear as mud. What I can tell you is that I was able to make a button hole all by myself with Robin's instructions. I would suggest that when you get every things set up, make a practice button hole. Since this second attempt I started at the wrong end and had to rip out a little and start over. Another good tip is to be very careful when you slit the opening of the button don't want to cut any thread and cause it to ravel! I have now officially made 4 button holes!!!! I feel like the Maxwell Smart of button hole making!

The pattern I used for the apron is one of my favorites to make. It looks great on everyone and can be found on Vanilla House Designs.

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