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!
We need to mark our buttonholes on the RIGHT placket.
Start with the horizontal waistband button holes, using the pattern piece for placement.
Now mark the vertical skirt buttonholes. You can either use the pattern piece for placement…
… or use a spacing tool or ruler to choose your own spacing.
Set your machine to a buttonhole setting, either automatic or manual, and get those buttonholes made. Again, this is done on the RIGHT placket.
Use either a button hole cutter or seam ripper to carefully open up the buttonholes.
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.
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.
The vertical skirt buttons can be marked right in the middle of the buttonholes.
See how the waistband button markings line up straight with the skirt button markings?
Sew your buttons on over those markings, either by hand or by machine.
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Here’s the full list of Kelly Tutorials:
- Sewalong: Pockets and Side Seams
- Sewalong: Placket
- Sewalong: Pleats
- Sewalong: Gathers
- Sewalong: Waistband
- Sewalong: Elastic Back Waistband
- Sewalong: Buttonholes and Buttons (this post!)
- Sewalong: Hem
- Hack: Closed Ruffle Tier Hem