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Re: How to Hand-Sew a Buttonhole

I came across this tutorial while trying to help someone long-distance who needed to make hand stitched buttonholes. Cal clearly states that she is using a blanket stitch here in this tutorial. So, just for further information, there is also stitch called *Buttonhole Stitch* or a *Tailor's Buttonhole* that looks similar but is quite different. It is only a bit more involved, and it creates a more durable buttonhole because a very firm stable edge is created along the inner edge of the opening.

Obviously the stitch anyone chooses to use is personal preference, and as with other aspects of sewing, there are often several ways to do something.

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