Bound buttonholes can seem intimidating, but they don’t have to be.
The fear of bound buttonholes seems to lay in the perceived amount of steps that go into the process.
To be honest, there aren’t as many steps as you might think.
Adding fuel to that fire is that there are multiple ways to sew bound buttonholes. With the sheer amount of ways to get the job done, anyone encountering the technique for the first time can be intimidated.
For me, I was put off from them for a long time because I kept using a tutorial that was making it harder for me to understand the concept, not easier.
At one point I had made over 20 buttonholes and they all kept coming out wrong.
I was using what I’m dubbing the “two lips” method. With that technique, you were instructed to cut out two tiny lips and then attach them to the buttonhole and in the process, becoming stressed out and... [read more]