When it comes to adding an upscale look to your clothes, few things work better than beautifully made buttonholes. Tiny or oversize, delicate or fancy, buttonholes are always there to put the needed accent to the general guise. To make such accents as fine and elegant as possible, Royal Present Embroidery offers a new selection of buttonhole embroidery designs. Baroque, Oriental, modern French – pick your style and add it with flair to your garbs. Baroque buttonholes will enhance and enrich your garments. The ones with a bit more oriental ornament will add to them an exotic chic. Thinking of something whimsical, fairy but lavishly sophisticated? If so, than you’ll surely get interested in Gold Feather Buttonholes Machine Embroidery Designs.
Gold Feather buttonholes Machine Embroidery Designs
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Inspired by the era of Art Nouveau, these feathery buttonholes pay tribute to flamboyance of peacocks’ plumage. Such rich yet gracefully classy garnish will look good on any smart garment, be it a cocktail dress or blouses with tailored pants to match. You’ll never lack decorative ideas working with this set of designs. To prove it, let’s see just few of the examples.
Gold Feather Buttonholes Machine Embroidery Designs can be used in:
~ Women’s wear for special occasions.
~ Women’s accessories (closures for bags, clutches, infinity scarves etc.).
~ Decorative attributes for peacock inspired, oriental or Victorian interiors (fold-over button pillows’ embellishment, closures for curtains’ tie backs).
~ Decorative attributes for peacock inspired table linens (closures for napkin rings etc.).
~ Decorative and functional accessories and attributes for peacock inspired weddings (closures for wedding favor bags, invitations). Garnish to the groom’s vest, bride’s maids’ attire and so on.
As you see a little Gold Feather of a peacock can go a long way in fashion and personal style, if implemented correctly. By this we mean not only where will Gold Feather Buttonholes Machine Embroidery Designs be embroidered, but also how and with what supplies. Before we continue with “the how”, let’s speak about supplies needed for perfect implementation of the designs in various projects.
Type of threads, best suited for Gold Feather Buttonholes Machine Embroidery Designs
Gold, turquoise, sapphire – jewelry hues of peacock inspired buttonhole embroidery designs take decadent elegance to a higher level of finesse. The perfect vehicle to the luxurious yet dainty flair of these motives, to our mind, is rayon. Rayon threads have the sheen that offsets perfectly the natural brilliance of peacocks’ plumage. If, however, you like working with polyester threads better, than feel free to use polyester. We wouldn’t advice on using acrylic threads for the job though.
As to the proved practice we can say that, the embroidery of the designs was done with Madeira Rayon threads. Main colors were 1025 Pollen Gold and 1042 Imperial Blue. We varied the other tones with each design’s color scheme to show how different combinations influence the end result. You can change your threads too; the designs are not limited to any of the brands. To make it easier you can check the possible alternatives with the help of one of many online thread information charts. Besides color advice, such tables can be used for swapping different types and brands of threads too.
Types of fabrics, best suited for Gold Feather Buttonholes Machine Embroidery Designs
As Gold Feather patterns are buttonhole embroidery designs, the only limitation to their use can be with light fabrics, which can’t stand the stress that any regular buttonhole has to withstand. Tulle, for once, would be highly unadvisable to embroider buttonholes on. Other than that, any fabric can be used.
Now let’s speak about the stabilizers, which can be used when embroidering buttonhole designs. Stabilizers will be discussed as continuation of the fabric theme as their choice depends mostly (if not solely) on the fabric of your project. When working with Gold Feather buttonholes designs, in most cases you’ll need light or medium-weight tear-away backings. They can be either adhesive (Sulky Sticky+, Madeira E-Zee Stick-on) or not (Sulky Tear Easy, Gunold Qucktear). When the fabric is too delicate, textured or stretchy, an additional topping of a water-soluble film ( e.g. Solvy) is applied. In cases when the fabric can’t be washed, iron-away films (Sulky Heat- away Clear Film, Gunold Heat-Away) substitute wash-away toppings.
Other supplies, needed for decorative buttonhole making, will include temporary spray adhesive, fabric pen or tailor chalk, measuring tools, scissors and the item itself. After you’ve read all the above information and gathered all the supplies, you can proceed to embroidering buttonholes.
Making buttonholes with Gold Feather Buttonholes Machine Embroidery Design
Before you start buttonholing the actual piece of clothing, you absolutely must try the design out with each particular set of supplies. Take a piece of your fabric with all the backings, toppings, interfacing layers and stitch the pattern with the threads and needles of your choice. If you’re pleased with the result, continue on the real thing. If not, make necessary adjustment, including the tension of both threads, speed etc.
Now, presumably you’ve made the test embroidery, let’s get down to embroidering your actual item. The process is not difficult, especially if you follow the steps that are given below.
1 – Template. Make as many templates of your design, as you think your project will need. With three sizes of this buttonhole embroidery design available it would be a good idea to print out all the three sizes. Their comparison on the garment will help making better decision.
Royal Present Embroidery Tip: For our customers’ convenience Royal Present Embroidery always provides the designs files with a template feature. To find a template for the print-out, all you need to do is to open a file with JPG extension (e.g. design.jgp), in the folder of the design that you’re going to use.
Rookie Tip: If, for any reason, you can’t print out your designs, draw them on paper yourself. Use measuring tools and measurements, given in the design description, and conjure up an image, similar to Gold Feather buttonhole design. Don’t forget to mark center and axis points. Don’t worry about the details, you’ll only need a rough silhouette of the pattern.
2 – Placement and spacing. Place and space your templates. Mind that there’re places, where some buttons get more stress than the other (chest/breast and lower part of front plackets in blouses, shirts, especially if they’re tightly fit). If you’re working with plackets, start buttonhole placement from chest and move symmetrically in other directions from there.
Another thing with front placket buttonhole placement – never place them too far or too close to the edge. A good guide to determining of buttons’ positions is a line, drawn at the distance from the edge which same to the diameter of your buttons. This line will show where center of horizontal buttonholes will be.
3 – Marks. Mark the center and axis points of designs (using templates). You can use textile marker or tailor’s chalk for the job.
4 – Hoop the item coordinating the marks of the buttonhole embroidery design with those of the hoop.
Use any hooping technique that you like. Mind, though, that with floating extra stabilization is always a plus, so use this temporary spray adhesive of yours. Also, never omit using toppings (films) when working with delicate fabrics.
TIP: If you’re using a heat-away stabilizer, always try it out on a spare piece of the same fabric that you use in your project.
5 – Embroider.
6 – When finished, remove the stabilizers, thread ends and cut the buttonhole open. If you like to be extra slick, before cutting the buttonhole, apply some Fray-check on the to-be cut area. This extra measure will secure the ends of the torn fabric fibers, making the cut look neat for longer time.