Blanket Stitch: (Also known as open buttonhole stitch.) Blanket stitch is worked in the same way as buttonhole stitch… The only difference between them lies in the spacing of the stitches. Blanket stitch is used as an edging stitch for appliqué and as a surface stitch.
Hook and eye tape is a great alternative to buttonholes. You can use them on any fabric for dresses, tops, pants, and any sewing projects. They are durable and washer safe. Hook and eye tape allows you to sew on hooks several at a time so you don’t have to sew them one-by-one.
1 : a slit or loop through which a button is passed. 2 chiefly British : boutonniere. buttonhole. verb (1) buttonholed; buttonholing; buttonholes.
If the missing button was toward the top of your shirt or on your pants, grab a sturdy paperclip, hook it through any thread loops left from the button or the surrounding fabric of the shirt, and then slide it through the button hole!
British Dictionary definitions for buttonhole
buttonhole. / (ˈbʌtənˌhəʊl) / noun. a slit in a garment, etc, through which a button is passed to fasten two surfaces together. a flower or small bunch of flowers worn pinned to the lapel or in the buttonhole, esp at weddings, formal dances, etcUS name: boutonniere.
The bottom buttonhole, along with the top button at the collar, are usually sewn horizontally to allow the button to take more stress from pulling and movement without stretching out the shirt or the hole itself. … But the horizontal buttonholes remain imperative to reduce the chance of a popped button.