Puntadas y costuras para estructuras de encuadernación - Stitches and Sewings for Bookbinding Structures http://web.archive.org/web/20130320013148/http://www.guildofbookworkers.org/resources/documents/sewings.pdf
Stitch fancy feathers in a perfect circle on your home sewing machine. No longarm machine needed. This expansion pack is designed to be used with a previously purchased Ruler Foot and Template Set - Spin-E-Fex Feather Template Expansion Pack - Nancy's Notions - Ruler Foot Quilting - Sew Steady
Another way - easy, for a beginner, is to use a toothpick: place it between the button and fabric so there's a little space between the two when you sew the button on - it gives the exact right amount of space for the button to go through the button hole.
How to ladder stitch (or invisible stitch). This hand sewing technique is essential to closing up the openings in sewn projects without any visible threads. Photo and video tutorial on www.cucicucicoo.com