the materials used must be reclaimable, that is reusable in another garment like buttons
and the garments could be sewn on a straight sewer, this means no buttonholer (see my philosophy for grow clothes)
(You can use a buttonholer or snaps on the patterns, but they are designed so that you don't have anything other than a straight sewer).
I decided that to much emphasis was being placed on tools/machines, and product which some people don't have, can't afford and don't actually need.
Anyways, having decided that a zigzag stitch was not required to sew these patterns, meant I would need to either make button holes by hand, or loops, or find some other way of making a button hole.
After fiddling around for some while, I came up with these invisible button holes and I truly thought I had invented something unique. Well after eons of people making clothing its highly unlikely that something has not been thought of before.
The other day, I am looking at some vintage stuff on patternpatter and I see my button hole method. Well, they say there is nothing new under the sun and that is so true in the world of sewing and making. I just want to know why I didn't find this article months ago!!!.
You may have looked at the article yourself and just passed it by. I recognised it instantly!
Here is the method / tutorial from
Here is the link to the google document if you are having trouble reading the above.
Here is my Tutorial on what I call invisible button holes.
You will need a piece of double bias tape, which you can make yourself (see this tutorial at Dana made it). It only needs to be the length of your button placard or facing.
|Completed invisible button hole|
This is what you will end up with.
With a measuring tape, measure the distance apart you want your buttons and the size of your button holes, I used 2" apart and 1 inch for button hole. Draw the sewing line, which for my example was the 2" between buttonholes.
These button holes have some advantages over other buttonholing methods. I hope you give it a go.
Kind Regards Liz