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Posted on: 1/29/08 8:10 PM
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I must give credit to Mary Mulari, the sweatshirt queen, for this tip. I saw her do this on a Nancy Zieman program and have been using it ever since.

Go to the dollar store and buy a packet of fabric coated elastic hair bands. Use these for button loops. They come in all sorts of colors or you can get a pack that is just black. I insert them into the seam, making sure I measure from the stitching line, not the cutting line, and stitch them in back and forth with a 1.5 stitch length.

They stretch wonderfully around your buttons and are minimal work.

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Caryl said... (2/28/08 5:24 PM) Reply
a great idea- i will remember it for the next time i want to make some button loops
Mary Stiefer said... (2/1/08 10:39 AM) Reply
I love this idea
Mary Stiefer said... (2/1/08 10:38 AM) Reply
I love this idea
KathleenS said... (1/31/08 3:56 PM) Reply
I must try this.
ryansmumAria said... (1/31/08 5:18 AM) Reply
What a great idea! Thanks
ladybegood said... (1/30/08 3:45 PM) Reply
Thanks for the tip! I was disappointed with the soutache button loops that I made on Vogue 8196. I bet the hair ties work much better.
sewnow said... (1/30/08 2:21 PM) Reply
Best idea in a long time!!!
SarahSM said... (1/30/08 1:28 AM) Reply
That's just shear genius! Thanks!
Kim Winson said... (1/29/08 10:51 PM) Reply
Awesome! so clever. thanks for sharing.
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