I love to add fabric or ribbon facings to the inside of my hand-knitted cardigans. This finishing detail has a practical purpose: it stabilizes buttons and helps keep buttonbands precisely the same length. But, more than the practical, I love the secret beauty of a gorgeous, hand-sewn facing.
It's easy to do, and requires only minimal hand-sewing skills. Designer Jacqueline Cieslak has created a blog tutorial for doing the buttonband in this way on Bandit, and I have created mini-kits for you, as an affordable way to use this very special Liberty of London fabric.
Please note: The fabric facing does not have buttonholes sewn into it.