SEWALONG SEWING

YARI JUMPSUIT SEWALONG DAY 5 – BUTTONS / BUTTONHOLES / HEMS

June 8, 2018

Today we are going to wrap everything up as I walk you through buttonholes, buttons and hems. I know that buttonholes really intimidate a lot of people, but I always try to remind everyone that the buttonholes are covered by the buttons so they do not need to be perfect. Try some scrap buttonholes first to make sure that you have your settings right and then just go for it. For those who want an alternative method, you could always try snaps if buttonholes are just not your thing.

 

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Step 34 – First, find your buttonhole guide provided with your pattern pieces. You are going to line this up on top of the right center front and mark the buttonholes. If you are using a different size button than suggested, but sure to adjust the length of your buttonholes. Also keep in mind any alterations that you made to the length of your pattern pieces and adjust accordingly. You want the buttonholes to be spaced evenly along the length of the center front. I usually use a disappearing pen, but use whatever marking tool you prefer.

 

Once you sew your buttonholes I like to add fray check to the front and back of each buttonhole and let it dry. This really keeps it from unraveling and also stiffens the buttonhole to make it less fiddly when opening it.

Now open each buttonhole. Use whatever method you prefer, but I highly recommend getting a buttonhole opener. It makes the process much smoother.

Line the right front up over the left front so that everything is flat and even. Insert your marking tool into the opened buttonhole to mark your button placement.

Sew on your buttons by machine or hand.

 

Step 35 – Fold the bottom raw edge of the pant-length or short-length jumpsuit up by 1/4”, wrong sides touching, and press.

For the short-length jumpsuit, fold up by another 1”. For the pants, fold up by another 3/4”. Pin and press.

Stitch close to fold to secure.

Congrats! You are finished. Make sure to tag your jumpsuit with #yarijumpsuit and #truebiaspatterns on instagram so that I can see them.

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