Question about buttonholes

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    johnnynorman Well-Known Member

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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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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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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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    johnnynorman Well-Known Member

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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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