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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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Kim Winson said...
Awesome! so clever. thanks for sharing.
1/29/08 10:51 PM
SarahSM said...
That's just shear genius! Thanks!
1/30/08 1:28 AM
sewnow said...
Best idea in a long time!!!
1/30/08 2:21 PM
ladybegood said...
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.
1/30/08 3:45 PM
ryansmumAria said...
What a great idea! Thanks
1/31/08 5:18 AM
KathleenS said...
I must try this.
1/31/08 3:56 PM
Mary Stiefer said...
I love this idea
2/1/08 10:38 AM
Mary Stiefer said...
I love this idea
2/1/08 10:39 AM
Caryl said...
a great idea- i will remember it for the next time i want to make some button loops
2/28/08 5:24 PM
 
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