Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis Canonico: Buttonholes and Buttons

Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis Canonico: More about the sleeves

Vitale Barberis Canonico, one of the oldest woollen mills of the world, celebrates bespoke tailoring with the project Tailor's Tips, a series of 12 videos in which the master tailor Giovanni Barberis Organista, directed by Gianluca Migliarotti, tells what happens behind the scenes when a hand-stitched suit is created.

The tenth episode of the online tutorials by Giovanni Barberis Organista is about buttonholes and buttons.

Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis Canonico: More about the sleeves

Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis Canonico: More about the sleeves

You use silk buttonhole twist to make the buttonhole prettier, more in evidence. You've seen the buttonholes, now it is time to see the buttons - another important element of a jacket.

Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis Canonico: More about the sleeves

It is all important, but a nice button is interesting. Attach the buttons not with an even stitch, but forked, meaning with a three pronged crisscross. Use a normal thread - a bit thick, resistant. The button must be sewn in place, with a bit of a stem, it should be a little loose, not as if it was glued on. You make a knot and it's done.

Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis Canonico: More about the sleeves

Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis Canonico: More about the sleeves

Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis Canonico: More about the sleeves

See also:
Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis Canonico: How to make a pattern
Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis Canonico: Preparation for cutting
Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis Canonico: Cutting
Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis Canonico: Linings
Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis Canonico: Jackets
Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis Canonico: Collars and Undercollars
Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis Canonico: Lapels
Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis Canonico: Sleeves
Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis Canonico: More about the sleeves


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