Bound Buttonholes Demystified

Instructor: Annalisa Tay

Class Description:

Take the mystery out of beautiful and unusual bound buttonholes.

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In this class you will learn a basic principal to making bound buttonholes an easy and fast way. Any Shape and size can be achieved using this method.





Supply List:

  • Sewing machine, its various feet, bobbins and tools
  • Basic sewing kit; scissors, pins, seam ripper, etc
  • Clear gridded dressmakers or pattern makers ruler. Pencil, fabric marker
  • Fabric for your samples, bring the types that represent garments you would want to make a bound buttonhole with. Variety of buttons. Thread.
  • Fusible interfacing 12 x 12 piece and silk organza 12 x 12 piece. This will be enough to make at least 4 samples.

About Annalisa Tay:

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Annalisa Tay started sewing when she was 9 years old and hasn't been able to kick the habit.

She received her degree in fashion design in 1980 from FIDM and has worked in the fashion industry ever since.

She has worked with every type of fabric from the finest silks to the toughest leather.

Wedding dresses, wetsuits and pant suits, she is willing to take on any challenge.

Annalisa believes that you can always learn something new and loves to learn new techniques herself. She is always willing to share what she has learned with others.

Annalisa has been working at Gap Inc. for 13 years as a Senior Technical Designer for maternity clothing. She has also worked for Koret of California, O'Neill Wetsuits and had her own custom clothing business for 3 years.