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Date: 4/30/12 3:02 PM

Hi...I want to make some fabric flowers to attach to some little baby and toddler dresses I'm making. I don't want to sew them on...I want them to be removable for laundering and I'm wondering what's the best thing to use to attach them. For safety reasons I don't really want to use pins of any kind. Someone did say something about having a little clip on the back (like a hairclip) and attaching it to a small loop attached to the dress. I guess there's always velcro but I'm not sure that's what I want to use either.
Has anyone else done this, and what did you use? Any ideas are welcome :)

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Date: 4/30/12 3:21 PM

Snaps are a good choice. You can either hide one in the middle of the flower or make it the center of the flower if its a decorative snap. There are also magnetic snaps used for purses that could be an option.

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Date: 4/30/12 4:25 PM

You "might" consider making a buttonhole in the garment and sewing a button on back of the flower.
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Date: 4/30/12 4:47 PM

Or vice versa. I saw childrens clothing at a craft fair where buttons were sewn on jeans and shirts and the button hole was in the "flower". The flowers were interchangable.

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Date: 4/30/12 4:47 PM

dupicate post
-- Edited on 4/30/12 4:48 PM --

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Date: 4/30/12 6:43 PM

Thank you...there's already some good suggestions here that I hadn't thought of. Not sure what I'll do yet but there's now more food for thought :)

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Date: 5/1/12 2:44 AM

Heads up! You must be super careful about having removable pieces on infant and toddler clothing-they can be choking hazards. These ideas work best for older kids.

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Date: 5/1/12 5:17 PM

Thanks Changma...that's certainly something to keep in mind. These flowers or rosettes are quite large, probably about 2 -3 inches across so should be fine.

Just an update...I've actually sourced some mini bulldog clips online and ordered some. My daughter said she has bought clothes that use that method. I'll sew them firmly to the flower and put a little loop on the dress to clip them to. Hopefully it will work fine. :)
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