A New Series for Sewing World Magazine – Finishing Touches

The March issue of Sewing World magazine is out now and has the first article of my new series on pages 68-71.  The series is called Finishing Touches and will explain how to add beautiful and professional details to a garment.

The first in the series shows you step-by-step how to make a perfect bound buttonhole.  They’re not as scary as you may think and look a squillion times better than a machine made buttonhole, especially on coats and jackets.

Go on, try one.  You might just surprise yourself and start putting them in everything you make…..!

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4 responses to “A New Series for Sewing World Magazine – Finishing Touches

  1. This is so helpful! You do a great job of making sense of this process. I’ve always wanted to try this and I’ve just ordered a trench coat pattern so maybe I’ll be brave enough! Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Wendy Ward

    Thanks Laura! Glad you found it useful and I hope you enjoy trying it out on your trench coat – the perfect project for it!
    Wendy

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  3. I found the fabric today!!! It’s a heavy woven dot, white on black. The wrong side is a black and white striped, with white dots on the black stripes! So I think I should make it unlined, with a contrast color for seam binding. And then use that color for the button holes, no? !!!

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  4. Wendy Ward

    Wow that sounds like it’s going to be a nice jacket!

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