The buttonhole window is strong and attractive on both sides of a garment, which makes it ideal for a reversible vest or jacket. If your garment is trimmed with faux leather, suede, or wool jersey, the same fabric should also be used for the patch because it won’t ravel.
Buttonholes in a reversible or unlined garment are difficult because a standard machine buttonhole through a single fabric thickness will stretch or pull away from the cloth. A bound buttonhole is attractive, but only on one side. However, a buttonhole window is attractive on the front, as well as the back.
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