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Bonnie Rubio, Bend, OR, US
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craft interests: crochet, quilting, sewing

Gender: Female

Birthday: 02/12/1985

Member Since: 03/07/2009


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Re: How to Hand-Sew a Buttonhole

Isn't this not the right stitch though? I think this is just a blanket stitch, which doesn't form a knot, where a tailor's buttonhole stitch does. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tailors_buttonhole_stitch.jpg
A handmade buttonhole can certainly look far more tailored than this, even my first one did. I guess if you wanted it to look all chunky like this that it would still work well with the proper stitch. A tailor's stitch isn't hard to do or anything, just a tad bit more work than a blanket stitch. The knot it forms, however, makes the stitch have more integrity and the whole thing won't unravel if a thread breaks.