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tabathavm
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Date: 2/16/14 10:36 AM

Hi. I am trying to make a coffee cup cozy abd instead of doing a button hole i am trying to do a buttonloop with elastic cord that will stretch over the button. I cannot figure out how to get it sewed down. My needl broke trying to sew over it and it still just pulls right out . Ive tried using straight stitch and a zigzag stitch..:(

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Date: 2/16/14 11:26 AM

I suggest you use a hand sewing needle w/thread and sew the cord in place by hand. It will only take a minute or two & then you will be done!

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Date: 2/16/14 10:02 PM

Ok. Can't hurt to try thanks!

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Date: 2/16/14 10:20 PM

If too hard to sew through, you could tie a knot in it on the ends, then if even just sewing over it with a tight zig zag, it would be harder for it to slip through and "escape" and pull out later. Sometimes if people just want an elastic loop for something, they will even use the right color of a round of hair elastic, ponytail holder even, and just not have the whole of the round part, out in front where it will show.
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Date: 2/16/14 10:32 PM

Maybe because it's a cord (round?) it's not sewing securely.
In this video flat elastic was used and she just top stitched around the edge including sew in the elastic loop.
Link: Coffee cup cozy with button and loop closure

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Date: 2/17/14 3:52 AM

You can also use the small hair elastic bands. Tape on end inside the seam, leaving the msjor bulk outside. Sew, remove tape and then turn your project right side out.

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Date: 2/17/14 4:20 PM

That's a great idea, especially for colors!

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Date: 2/27/14 10:36 AM

This is the best one so far! Thanks! I have tried the small hair elastic and it pulled out too LOL..I think i back stitched too many times and cut it in half. I will be tying the flat one. Thanks again!

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