I’m not quite finished, but several steps closer to the finish line with my mega churn dash duvet cover. So that’s exciting. Today I’ve added facings for the closure. And – first time with this machine, (how many years have I owned it?) worked out how to make button holes. And here I am, stitching away merrily on the button band.
Yes, I can stitch buttonholes!
Mind you, this all came about after I carefully read the instruction book, found the buttonhole sliding foot, and pressed the correct button on the machine. I then carefully did a practise one on similar fabric to make sure I knew what I was doing! And then, concentrating very hard while the machine cleverly sewed down one side and back the other, the button holes were born. Phew! Don’t know if my efforts would get a pass mark from the judges on The Great British Sewing Bee, but they are good enough for me!
How to stitch button holes
With that behind me, I then spent a very pleasant time sitting at the dining table with sunshine streaming in, sewing buttons on the button band. I found just what I needed in the big jar of buttons. Most of them coming from mother-in-law’s collection which I acquired after she had passed away.
Plenty of buttons here
That’s all I’m doing today, I’ve decided. Tomorrow I’m going to add fabric panels to the sides and base of the duvet cover. I think I know how to go about it. As I’ve said before - I’m making this up as I go along.
Buttons and buttonholes added, nearly there now