Button & Buttonhole Tutorial
After taking a few years off, I taught my self-stuffed cloth buttons class at Pennsic again. Even though it was at an early time (9am is early for a lot of people) I had eight students and everyone was able to successfully complete a button. One student who was left-handed did have difficulty with the buttonhole portion, but I’m sure she’ll get it worked out over time.
Unfortunately, the images I included in my handout were not the greatest. If I’d made color copies the handouts would have been nearly $3 apiece, and that was simply too much to spend. So I promised the class that I would put my handout up here to make the images available to them, and here it is!
Please note that the instructions here are for right-handed individuals, particularly when it comes to the buttonhole. Left-handed instructions are available from La Cotte Simple.
If you have questions, feel free to ask! Making buttons and buttonholes is one of those little finishing details that I enjoy doing by hand when I sew – this is a step that lets me add a little creativity and individuality to my work.