Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Jonathan Embroidery: Buttonholes While You Wait

Address: 256 W. 38th Street, New York, NYC
Phone: 212-398-3538
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Online site: Jonathan Embroidery
Best for: Saving you from making dreaded buttonholes

Just like the sign says, Jonathan Embroidery in the garment district sews professional-grade buttonholes while you wait.

How fabulous is it that you can get professional buttonholes made in NYC's garment center—while you wait—for $1-$2 per buttonhole. I really don't like making buttonholes. Does anybody? I mean, by the time I put my buttonhole foot on, make a test sample or two, the technicians at Jonathan will have sewn 10 perfect buttonholes.

So yes, I am a complete Jonathan Embroidery buttonhole convert, letting them sew all my buttonholes for me, keyhole and regular. You usually don't have to wait long to get your buttonholes made—I'm typically outta there in twenty minutes or less. Do have your buttonholes marked in advance, either with pins, chalk or marker. The only thing left for you to do will be to snip some threads. Now if they could just sew the buttons on for us….

Note: Jonathan's takes cash only; no credit or debit cards accepted.

A buttonhole technician preparing to sew buttonholes on a coat I made in 2008.

A view of the buttonhole area.

Sewing a keyhole buttonhole.

Hundreds of thread color options.

Jonathan Embroidery has a decent selection of buttons.

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At November 3, 2010 at 6:54 PM , Blogger meredithp said...

Looks like they have lots of thread with which to match, or do you take your own?

At November 4, 2010 at 9:12 AM , Blogger Peggy L said...

Thanks for the reminder about this service. I really need to get my coat finished in the next couple of weeks so I can try them out!

At November 4, 2010 at 3:19 PM , Blogger Meg said...

Meredith, you can use their thread. I always do.

At August 23, 2013 at 3:30 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

This is really an awesome thing that you have shared.

At December 21, 2015 at 2:13 AM , Blogger Kevin Nguyen said...

So great post !

At February 4, 2016 at 8:59 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

I use them all the time. Usually a few people in line but goes quickly!

At December 28, 2016 at 5:05 PM , Blogger Jill said...

The next coat I make I will drive 200 miles from Boston to NYC to use this service! This is a great post! Thank you.


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