Member since 7/25/08
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 --