Bound buttonholes are one of the telling marks of a quality garment. Though rare in the ready to wear marketplace, the home sewist can achieve the look of a couturier garment with the addition of bound buttonholes. And they are not difficult to do either. When I was a girl in junior high school, my friend's mom showed me how to make beautiful bound buttonholes. It was a game changer for sewing since my mom's old White sewing machine only had forward and backward stitches. Today I am flanked by nearly 20 machines that can do all manner of stitches but I still make my buttonholes by hand. This 1952 tutorial from Workbasket is a great guide to achieving success making bound buttonholes. Download here.
Courtesy of CynicalGirl on Goodsmiths.