How to hand stitch a Buttonhole (+ sewing on a Button)
What you'll learn
- Learn how the Buttonhole stitch works
- Learn how to start a Buttonhole
- Finish your selfmade garments or other projects with hand stitched Buttonholes
- Learn how to sew on a Button to last and look pretty at the same time
- To follow the class, you don´t need a lot of experience in sewing. Everyone can do this with a bit of practice.
- You just need a needle, thread, some fabric for practice, scissors and punch pliers if you have
You want to learn how to hand stitch a Buttonhole like the professional tailors do? You want to finish your self-made pants or bags or any other projects with a nicer looking Buttonhole than the machine sewn ones?
In this class I will teach you step by step how to prepare your fabric to get the best results, how the Buttonhole stitch works, how to place the knots on the different parts of the Buttonhole and how to finish your Buttonhole to look neat and clean.
To wrap up the topic there will be one lesson about how to sew on a Button to last and look pretty at the same time.
Tools and Materials needed:
A piece of fabric for practice
A short hand sewing needle
A sewing machine and matching thread (the sewing machine isn´t essential)
Sharp small scissors
Punch pliers for the eye if you have, but you can also make a Buttonhole without an eye
Tailor´s chalk if you have, but a pencil will do the work as well
Fabric glue or wood glue if you have
A thimble if you want to use one
A button of your choice
To follow the class, you don´t need a lot of experience in sewing. Everyone can do this with a bit of practice.
Who this course is for:
- Crafty people who love learning new techniques
Hi, I´m Lisa.
I love everything I can craft with my own hands. I completed a three year apprenticeship to be a professional tailor for men´s clothes and I work at an opera house in Wuppertal, Germany.
Sewing classic suits and crazy costumes is absolutely my dream job but in my freetime I also like to crochet, knot these friendship bracelets we all kind of made when we were younger, sew stuff to wear for my little niece or the kids of my friends, make kombucha, bake sourdough bread, work in my little garden, and so on.
As a German girl which wasn´t the best in English class in school I hope I practiced enough to teach and write texts in English. I try my very best but please excuse my grammar failures :P
I´m still learning – like everyone for their whole life!