I thought I’d complete the tutorial on organza patch buttonholes with a post on facing them.Carefully mark the placement of the buttonholes and on the RIGHT side of the facing fabric, baste organza patches through the centre of the buttonhole marking. Be precise with your measuring and marking! You want the facing to line up perfectly with the perfectly bound buttonholes you’ve made.Carefully measure the width and length of the openings required in the facing. I made mine 4mm wide and 2mm longer than the actual buttonholes. Even such a small amount as 1mm makes a difference in the facing openings, as they need to be free and clear of the buttonhole itself.
Then interface around the area of the buttonholes if you’re interfacing the facing. On this jacket, I was using interfacing in the facing, although I may not always.Precisely slash the buttonhole openings and turn the organza strips to the wrong side of the facing. This is identical to the way the openings are bound by organza before stitching the edges of the buttonholes into place.Press and/or hand baste in place. This is what your facing should look like
Stitch the facing to the garment front, turn, and hand stitch each opening to its respective buttonhole. I use a tiny fell stitch as it’s quick and a strong stitch. Inside view of the completed facing.And there you have beautiful buttonholes!