Buttonhole-stitch buttonholes

The first rule of holes: when you’re in one, stop digging. – Molly Ivans

Sewing buttonholes using buttonhole stitch

With a tapestry needle and a little yarn, you can make pretty and professional-looking buttonholes.

With tapestry needle threaded, begin by weaving in the end … it’s easier now than it will be later.

Draw needle through to the front, at the bottom of where the buttonhole will be positioned.

Draw through at the top of where the buttonhole will be, creating a buttonhole loop.

Draw yarn back to the bottom to create a second buttonhole loop.

Check to make sure that the loops are the right size and just snug enough for the button.

To begin buttonhole stitch *insert needle underneath the buttonhole loops,

Draw the yarn nearly through, then insert needle through last bit of loop,

Pull stitch snug.

Repeat from * inserting needle underneath the buttonhole loops,

Draw the yarn nearly through, then insert needle through last bit of loop,

Pull stitch snug. Repeat buttonhole stitch until buttonhole loops are full of close-together stitches.
To finish, draw yarn to wrong side, weave in end and trim.

Nice!

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