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Step-by-step instructions for making knotted ball buttons and frogs (decorative loops that serve as buttonholes).
BEAD & BUTTON #2 Apr 1994 pg. 24

Knitted buttonholes. How to make a hole in knitted fabric which will function well with the chosen button, but not be noticed.
CAST ON #27 Summer 1990 (v.9) pg. 26

Tips on using beads for buttons on doll clothes. Sketches suggest a crisscross closure using thread and some embroidery stitches for decorative buttonholes.
CLOTH DOLL Winter 1989-90 (v.7#3) pg. 38

A few tricks that will speed sewing projects. (1) Turning tubing for button loops using an ordinary stout needle. (2) Making a professional-looking hem by machine. (3) Ditch stitching neck, facings, cuffs, etc. (4) How to turn a corner precisely when topstitching.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jan-Feb 1978 (v.3#1) pg. 54

How to double-button a garment so buttons can be changed easily or removed for dry cleaning. Involves making buttonholes on both sides of the closure and sewing buttons on a separate strip of cloth.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1978 (v.3#3) pg. 90

How to make buttonholes in handwoven fabric.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #58 Spring 1984 (v.15#2) pg. 64

Tip: How to make buttonholes come out the right length.
THREADS #1 Oct-Nov 1985 pg. 6

Two styles of knitted buttonhole, a three-row and a one-row.
THREADS #3 Feb-Mar 1986 pg. 32

Tip for making buttonholes in a boiled-wool jacket.
THREADS #12 Aug-Sep 1987 pg. 8

How to knit invisible buttonholes in the purl part of a k1, p1 rib.
THREADS #14 Dec 1987-Jan 1988 pg. 10

Tip: Handsew around buttonholes in a knitted item, using one or two plies from the yarn used to knit the garment.
THREADS #14 Dec 1987-Jan 1988 pg. 10

Tip on the perfect placement for knit buttonholes.
THREADS #15 Feb-Mar 1988 pg. 12

Crocheted buttonholes. Instructions for skip-and-chain, loop, and pattern-stitch buttonholes, with several variations of each.
THREADS #21 Feb-Mar 1989 pg. 41

"Soft tailoring," techniques used in tailoring a jacket for a woman. Includes instruction for preshrinking woolen fabric, for edging the canvas interfacing with muslin, and for making bound buttonholes.
THREADS #22 Apr-May 1989 pg. 44

Practical tailoring techniques from Coco Chanel. Describes quilting a shell to a jacket lining and construction of the jacket. Instructions for making a Chanel buttonhole, for adding trims, and for making a Chanel button with a fabric ring with gold center.
THREADS #23 Jun-Jul 1989 pg. 24
Added Info THREADS #25 Oct-Nov 1989 pg. 4

Beating the buttonhole blues. A detailed guide to making buttonholes by machine. Includes a comparison of ordinary bar-tack buttonholes from six top-of-the-line computerized sewing machines. Insert shows how to measure buttonhole length and mark their position. Also explains how to make a buttonhole using a non-automatic sewing machine's zigzag stitch.
THREADS #26 Dec 1989-Jan 1990 pg. 60

Knitted buttonholes. (1) Eyelet. (2) Vertical slit. (3) Self-reinforcing horizontal.
THREADS #27 Feb-Mar 1990 pg. 39

A method for making uniform, straight buttonholes without a special sewing machine attachment.
THREADS #35 Jun-Jul 1991 pg. 16

How to make a handworked keyhole buttonhole.
THREADS #37 Oct-Nov 1991 pg. 14

Two tips on easy ways to make button loops.
THREADS #39 Feb-Mar 1992 pg. 22

Tip for sewing uniform-length buttonholes when using an automatic buttonholer.
THREADS #46 Apr-May 1993 pg. 10

Buttonholes for silk. Using interfacing for stability and advice on selecting fine thread.
THREADS #46 Apr-May 1993 pg. 38
Added Info THREADS #48 Aug-Sep 1993 pg. 4

Template made from Post-it Note stick-on helps insure all machine-made buttonholes come out the same size.
THREADS #52 Apr-May 1994 pg. 14

Tip shows how to place and mark buttonholes on a fitted blouse using a template.
THREADS #58 Apr-May 1995 pg. 12

Tips on making buttonholes and binding the edges of garments made from Polarfleece.
THREADS #60 Aug-Sep 1995 pg. 12

When geometry meets fashion. A scaled-down version of a Ronaldus Shamask origami-based jacket. Includes details for making inseam buttonholes, mitered-corner patterns, a fold-over flap from neckline to cuff, a triangle-based collar and geometric lapels.
THREADS #63 Feb-Mar 1996 pg. 30

Bedazzled buttonholes. How to embellish a buttonhole with machine embroidery.
THREADS #71 Jun-Jul 1997 pg. 32
Added Info THREADS #74 Dec 1997-Jan 1998 pg. 6

How to make expandable buttonholes for a comfortable fitting waistband.
THREADS #72 Aug-Sep 1997 pg. 16

No more wobbly welts. Techniques for creating a welt pocket or bound buttonhole.
THREADS #72 Aug-Sep 1997 pg. 62
Added Info THREADS #75 Feb-Mar 1998 pg. 12

Tip on mistake-proof slitting of a buttonhole.
THREADS #80 Dec 1998-Jan 1999 pg. 12

A technique for using transparent tape to get perfectly spaced and sized buttonholes.
THREADS #81 Feb-Mar 1999 pg. 18

A quick method of making bound buttonholes.
THREADS #85 Oct-Nov 1999 pg. 16

Tip for marking buttonholes.
THREADS #85 Oct-Nov 1999 pg. 18

A set of tatted button loops.
WORKBASKET Sep 1985 (v.50#10) pg. 68