SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login

Tips & Techniques > Self-Fabric Buttons & Buckles

Viewed 5481 times
Posted by: lauramae
photo

 
 
About lauramae star
CA USA
Member since: 4/28/09
Reviews written: 169
Sewing skills:Advanced
Favored by: 99 people
tips added: 4
Bio: more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 10/18/10 8:15 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people   Very Helpful by 14 people   
When working with buckle and button kits, I always fuse interfacing to my fabric so that the metal of the buckle/button form does not cause the fabric to look shiny. For very light-weight fabric I may even fuse two pieces of fabric together with Stitch Witchery before cutting. I also find that this cuts down on the amount of fraying while you manipulate your fabric over the forms.


<< Previous    Next >>

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques


2 Comments
Login to Add a Comment
JEF said...
Thank you! I have to do a covered buckle for my daughter's Halloween costume and your tip could not be more timely for me!
10/19/10 9:33 AM
LynnG said...
Recently I was covering metal buttons and didn't like the look of the metal showing through. I doubled the fabric, but it was harder to work with. This is a much better idea. Thanks!
10/19/10 9:04 AM
 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket
Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket

Register

Altering Jackets
Altering Jackets

Register

Victoria Jones Collection Busy Diva Apron and Star Potholder

Victoria Jones Collection Busy Diva Apron and Star Potholder

Buy Now
Sewing Workshop Ann's Cardigan & Tank

Sewing Workshop Ann's Cardigan & Tank

Buy Now

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.