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How to Sew a Buttonhole With No Sewing Machine

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If you want to learn how to sew a buttonhole with your hand, welcome to this blog. Creating buttonholes with your hand can seem challenging, but when you begin, it’s as easy as putting the thread in a needle.

Learning how to sew a buttonhole is necessary for thicker fabrics you can’t thread on a machine, especially when you have to double the layer to make the buttonhole. 

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Follow the steps below to learn how to sew a buttonhole without using a machine. 

How to sew buttonhole with hand. Video source: Sewing Tutorials By Ageberry– YouTube

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How to Sew Buttonhole with Your Hand

  1. Get a double-layered cloth about 12 inches in length and width. You can glue the two surfaces together so they don’t shift while you work on them.
  2. Get your pearl cotton thread of any color of your choice. This thread is thicker than regular sewing thread. Alternatively, you can get embroidery thread no. 10. You can also use special beeswax to rub off the thread so it doesn’t tangle.
  3. Put the waxed thread through a needle. It’s ideal to use a needle with a bigger eye needle because the thread is thick.
  4. Take the button and mark the button length on the cloth using a pencil. The length of the buttonhole has to be a little bigger than the diameter of the button. ⅛ of an inch longer is ideal.
  5. Draw a straight line to mark the length of the buttonhole.
  6. Mark ⅛ inch from the opposite of the straight line to mark where you’ll thread. You’ll have a vertical rectangle with a straight line between. Use a buttonhole cutting tool to cut the middle line. 
  7. Make a knot at the bottom of the sewing thread and begin to sew around the buttonhole, moving the thread from the open bottom. Once the thread is almost closed on the fabric, pass the needle through from the down loop (not top) twice before closing in.
  8. For the second stitch and the rest, repeat the process, but only pass the thread from the down loop once. Continue to the end of one side, stitch the top, and then turn the needle to the other side to continue.
  9. Repeat until you thread around the hole.

Although you can’t get the stitches as beautiful as using a machine, learning how to sew a buttonhole by hand saves you time, especially when you’re in a hurry to make just one buttonhole. 

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Video Credit: Sewing Tutorials By Ageberry

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With over 30 years of sewing experience, Olga is obsessed with sewing and loves to teach others how to sew and make easy projects.  On her YouTube channel, you’ll find video sewing tutorials and expert sewing tips that will help you learn to sew and achieve professional results.

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