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Adding a buttonhole to a finished garment

Posted by charann102_2006 (My Page) on
Sat, Feb 2, 08 at 21:49

I have a knit dog sweater that is finished and would like add a buttonhole so it can be used with a harness. Does anyone know how to open the stitches without the entire garment raveling?

Any assistance would deeply be appreciated.

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RE: Adding a buttonhole to a finished garment

don't know how to open stitches...but would using a bit of velcro be easier?

RE: Adding a buttonhole to a finished garment

No, I don't think you can open the stitches. But you could use the buttonhole stitch or a tigth zigzag stitch on your sewing machine to make a buttonhole, then cut it open.

RE: Adding a buttonhole to a finished garment

You could also probably, using your finger, enlarge a spot where you want the button hole to be...then blanket stitch around it by hand, using your yarn to keep the hole there. The sewing machine bit would work too, but I wouldn't use the zigzag....just straight stitch, and 2 rows of that...then sip between the rows for the hole.....the machine stitching will prevent it from 'unknitting' itself!

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