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Posted on: 8/3/08 5:48 AM
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An easy and versatile way to create detachable buttons is to sew a small button to the back of the fashion button then make two buttonholes (the second buttonhole placed where the button would normally be sewn on) with the small button going through both buttonholes. In effect, a little like a cufflink. This method has a couple of advantages: 1)because both buttonholes are the size of the small button you can accommodate large or irregular size buttons without making an unsightly buttonhole. 2)because the buttons are detachable you can change the look of a garment by changing one set of buttons for another.

These photos help explain the process .....
Fashion button
Buttons sewn together
Double buttonholes
Finished jacket
Different buttons, same jacket







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Cecile Owens said...
Very clever! Thank you.
8/4/08 11:14 AM
lilyofthevalley said...
A simply grand idea! Thanks for the photos showing your process. --Lily
8/7/08 4:56 PM
Aless said...
T'rific tip,Helen! Love the idea of changing buttons on a jacket too.(Miss you on PRDU.)
8/14/08 5:18 AM
 
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