First, get your machine in order: Check the bobbin has lots of thread - you don't want it running out half way through a buttonhole. Attach your buttonhole foot.
|Buttonhole foot - Attach, Bobbin, check it has lots of thread.|
|Set your machine to the correct settings for buttonholes. Mine is an old machined and operates manually.|
|Set Stitch width to narrow zig zag/satin stitch|
|Measure and mark buttonhole position|
|Measure buttonhole length|
Next, stitch the buttonhole:
|Carefully stitch buttonhole|
|First finished buttonhole|
|Second finished buttonhole - with stabilizer behind|
|Stabilizer torn away|
So, my instincts were correct - buttonholes will not work for this jacket. I will use press fasteners instead:
Mark position of closures (your pattern will give you guides for these).
|Deciding on a press stud fastener : 15 mm or 6/8th inch chosen.|
Voila: A jacket with buttons that closes with press fasteners. And it works :)
|Press studs and buttons attached.|
Tomorrow I'll post the pictures of me wearing the jacket, along with details of how I made it.
Do have a lovely evening, wherever you are.
Sarah Liz :)