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Date: 9/20/12 7:04 PM

Velcro Fusion

I am going to use sew on velcro to replace buttons for a friend's father's shirts. He can no longer button his shirts and cuffs. I plan to move the buttons to the outside placket of the shirt and sew on velcro. That way it looks like the shirt was buttoned. We thought this would reduce a lot of unnecessary frustration for him. I noticed Velcro Fusion while looking at velcro. My concern is knowing if anyone has tried this and can verify that it does stay attached after several wearings and washings. I don't want to bother if it will fail with the frequent use that comes with a shirt.

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Date: 9/21/12 10:20 AM

I believe it's better for other crafts. I've tried on kids' fastenings but it takes a beating. I tried to sew on peeling ones, but the glue gums up your needle.
I would use sew-on and make a nice square box with criss-cross that shows on the outside, as seen in RTW jackets, etc. Some clothing for handicapped uses a longer strip instead of just a square to make it easy to grab. Or large sew-on snaps? Be sure to velcro together when washing or they pick up all the lint.

They do have double-placket type shirts for men where the buttons don't show, so maybe you don't have to shift anything. Designs for young men show the outside placket with a contrast strip of color (like a ribbon) part way down the placket, ending in a point. You could sew on velcro strips, add such a trim on the outside, and the other half on the button side? Might make an older gentleman really hip!

-- Edited on 9/21/12 11:16 AM --

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