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Re: How to Hand-Sew a Buttonhole

I'm excited to find this tutorial, since my sewing machine (and dear friend/co-conspirator) is an antique. I didn't want to replace it just so that I can make button holes, and I certainly don't want to take it to a tailor and pay to have it done. I love hand-stitching hems and zippers, so this should be fun! It's funny how it always comes back to Cal Patch...

On a note toward the comments regarding the comments stating the hole doesn't look finished or pretty, I usually assume in these tutorials that contrasting threads are used to make the stitches show up better on screen. Different thread sizes and colors can be selected for real projects to make the button holes more discreet. Relax. ;-)