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Question about buttonholes

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Is it possible to stitch a buttonhole through only one layer of fabric? Usually a buttonhole goes through two layers of fabric.
 

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It's possible, but the buttonhole won't be very strong. Depending on the garment, a buttonhole usually goes through at least two layers and some sort of interlining as well.

What are we talking about?
 

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You know what, I figured out a way that I could get the buttonhole to go through two layers of fabric. I'm talking about adding a buttonhole to a back pocket of pants, BTW.
 

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Aha. If you've figured it out, good. Often some fusing (I know, I know) will be put around the site of the hole, or there are other methods of reinforcing it.
 

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Sometimes they put the fusing there just to stabilize the fabric. Then after the buttonhole has been applied they peel away the rest of the fusing.
 

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