Video: A new tool, button shopping and Burdastyle

- Life of Johanna, Video

Will my new buttonhole cutter perform as intended? Can I locate a Burdastyle issue from last year in the library and what is it like to record a podcast? All that and more today’s sewing vlog where I take you along an adventurous day that also involves a trip to the prettiest notions store in my hometown of Gothenburg, and me being absent minded as usual!

Stuff mentioned in the video

Clover buttonhole cutter (Amazon affiliate link)

My Patreon page

The Swedish sewing podcast Sy och Sprätta

The podcast Sewing Out Loud

My liberty lawn blouse from Burdastyle issue 5 2012

The beautiful notions store in the video is called Knapp-Carlsson and worth a visit if you are ever in Gothenburg.

My guide to sewing shopping in Gothenburg

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    June 4, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    I was stunned at the sheer volume and variety of buttons in your local shop! I have never in my life seen so many buttons in one place in my life 🙂 That was fun! It was fun too to see you using the button hole chisel for the first time…I have one of those but I’ve always just defaulted to my seam ripper 🙂 Thanks for another great video Johanna.

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      June 5, 2017 at 10:31 am

      🙂 Yes the store is pretty amazing, they also get a lot of vintage buttons stocks too, so there are some real gems there. I would say that the cut is cleaner with the button hole cutter with less thread strands compared to the seam ripper. But that could also be because my seam ripper is not as sharp anymore.

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    Nadine in NC
    June 4, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    My buttonhole cutter came with a small piece of wood, and when I need to cut a buttonhole smaller than the chisel, i just place half of the buttonhole on the wood and cut each half separately. And I have to agree with PsychicSewerKathleen, what a great selection of buttons your store has! I also really love your blouse!

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      June 5, 2017 at 10:34 am

      That is a really smart idea to use just a part of the wood block when cutting the holes. I will try that idea for sure, thank you for the tip. I got some wood scraps in the attic and will switch to those instead of the mat next time I make button holes!

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