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Tips for making the buttonholes straight

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    Profile photo of It's me SophieIt's me Sophie @Itsmesophie

    Are there any tips to ensure the buttonholes are straight? Maybe I need to mark them more clearly???

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    Profile photo of NicoleNicole @motherof5

    I have a few tips here.

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/73676143876066934/

    I find marking the top and bottom of the button well helps.

    Who else has some ideas?

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    Profile photo of mkhsmkhs @mkhs

    I have an old machine with a 4-step buttonhole function. I just use my regular foot. What works best for me is to mark the top and bottom of each buttonhole with a bit of low-tack masking tape (I’ve used freezer tape, drafting tape, painter’s tape, whatever’s around). A nice long clear acrylic ruler is helpful for getting everything straight.

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    Profile photo of ElizabethElizabeth @Ekmcnally

    I don’t have any ideas on buttonholes, but for this pattern I found that my daughter never actually unbuttoned the pants. So for her second pair of these I just sewed buttons on through all the layers more as a decorative feature. No buttonholes needed!

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    Profile photo of It's me SophieIt's me Sophie @Itsmesophie

    Thanks for the tips. I think I was rushing and trying to swat my toddler away so I guess it’s no wonder. I will follow the tips here and do it slowly.

    I’m making them in a jersey too which I’ve never done buttonholes for. It’s a gorgeous pattern.

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