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Kelly Sewalong : Buttonholes and Buttons

Kelly Sewalong - Buttonholes & Buttons

Homestretch! I think this is the most satisfying step of all, getting your buttonholes and buttons sewn on your skirt! Your skirt is so close to being complete! Let’s get these buttons sewn on our Kelly skirts to finish them up!

how to sew the closures on the Kelly skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns

We need to mark our buttonholes on the RIGHT placket.

Start with the horizontal waistband button holes, using the pattern piece for placement.

how to sew the closures on the Kelly skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Now mark the vertical skirt buttonholes. You can either use the pattern piece for placement…

how to sew the closures on the Kelly skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns

… or use a spacing tool or ruler to choose your own spacing.

how to sew the closures on the Kelly skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Set your machine to a buttonhole setting, either automatic or manual, and get those buttonholes made. Again, this is done on the RIGHT placket.

how to sew the closures on the Kelly skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Use either a button hole cutter or seam ripper to carefully open up the buttonholes.

how to sew the closures on the Kelly skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns
how to sew the closures on the Kelly skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Now overlap the right placket on top of the left placket, lining up the stitching. Pin together in place if needed so it doesn’t shift.

how to sew the closures on the Kelly skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Use the buttonholes to mark where the buttons need to go. You can use whatever method you prefer – pins, fabric marker, etc.

For the horizontal waistband buttons, mark your buttonhole all the way to the right side of the buttonhole.

how to sew the closures on the Kelly skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns

The vertical skirt buttons can be marked right in the middle of the buttonholes.

how to sew the closures on the Kelly skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns

See how the waistband button markings line up straight with the skirt button markings?

how to sew the closures on the Kelly skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Sew your buttons on over those markings, either by hand or by machine.

how to sew the closures on the Kelly skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns

All done!


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About Author

Holly writes part time for the Megan Nielsen blog– sewing like crazy, creating tutorials and sewalongs. She has been sewing since she was a little girl, and has her degree in apparel design. Now she’s a stay at home mama, and spends all her free nap times at her sewing machine.

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