The Hand Sewn Buttonhole Thread

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  1. ThinkDerm

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    You make the best buttonholes. Jeffreyd, i'm on your waiting list to have a suit made.
     


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    that one is amazing. jeffreyd does the best buttonholes in the world most likely.
     


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    amazing.
     


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    looks great
     




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    The nicest lapel buttonhole that I have ever seen was on an old Alan Flusser suit that I saw hanging at my tailor a few months ago. I have no idea who made it but I can say that the only suit in this thread whose over all workmanship is similar is the A&S in the first post.
     


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    I cant sew for shit :lol:
     


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    Actually, that post is taken from the C&T forum, and that buttonhole took an hour. He is a surgery student, and used a normal needle & gimp for these. That, and J's examples, show what happens when you get even stitches and the right harmony of gimp and twist thickness all happening at the same time.


    Yes. Hobbyist.
     


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    I love this thread!! I have experimented on various occasions trying to make a buttonhole and can only say it is REALLY hard to get straight,tight and neat. Getting a nice keyhole shape on the button hole is almost impossible!!

    I heard there is a course available in the UK with Darren Beaman, it costs 400 pounds... Worth it?
     


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    Here are two examples from my own closet:

    Fallan & Harvey:
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    A really old, vintage suit of unknown maker:
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    Read this post and I became gay for a moment. :inlove:
     
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    Can't agree more. The first few stitches would go fine and them the next few just wont. By then it is already a wasteful exercise. It is almost like meditation. The mind needs to be clutter free to make it work.

    If one has some use for it, then certainly. There is a lot to needlework like the right threads and their uses, the right needles, techniques and those omnipresent rules. But, if one wants to make buttonholes on his own, then practices after the course should be factored in.
     


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    Dont see myself becoming a tailor, but I have a genuine interest and it is something I admire greatly. Would love to learn how to do it... My question regarding was it worth it was more to do with the man himself, I've never heard of him before, I just know he is a tailor on Savile Row...
     
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