With this tutorial you can easily insert a button facing into a shoulder seam. Especially for baby clothes ist reasonable to insert button facings at the shoulder seam as they have proportional a bigger head. So it’s easier and more confortable to change your kids clothes.
What do you need
• Your sewing pattern
• Your fabric
• Measuring tape or a ruler
• Roller cutter or a pair of scissors
• A piece of cuff fabric or jersey
• Thin fusible interfacing (H 180)
• Snap fasteners for jersey and the corresponding tools
Cut out all pattern pieces following the pattern instruction, BUT extend the neckline cuff by 2 cm.
Additionally you need two pieces of cuff fabric or jersey.
• 2cm by shoulder width or 5cm (strech in direction of 5cm)
• 4cm by shoulder width or 5cm (strech in direction of 5cm)
Fuse on both pieces fusible interfacing so the buttons won’t tear out
The button facing is always on the left shoulder. So place your front- and backpiece in front of you facing with the right sides. Now place the 2cm piece on the front shuolder and the 4 cm piece on the back shoulder.
Initially serge the outer edges of both pieces.
Pin the 2cm piece on the shoulder and sew it on.
Fold in half the 4cm piece and pin it with the open edges on the back shoulder and sew it on.
Fold both pieces including the seam allowance outward. Place front and backpiece on top of each other facing right sides together.
Close this shoulder seam like the red line indicates. Then close the other shoulder seam.
Fold the 2cm piece along the edge inwards. And the 4cm piece will automatically follow into the frontpiece. Iron the seam allowance into the front piece.
A next step pin the neckline cuff all around the neckline. Fold in the remaining seam allowace at the open edges and sew it on. Sew up the beginning- and the end thread
Attach 3 snap fasteners.
I hope this tutorial is helpful for you. Here you can also download the tutorial in either english or german: