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Posted on: 4/1/09 6:57 PM
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Have you ever tried making a buttonhole when the button would not easily fit into your buttonhole attachment because of shape or thickness? Do what I do. I keep forty-one cents, a quarter, a nickel, a dime and a penny on my sewing table. When it's time to make a buttonhole I grab the coin that is closest in size to the button and insert it into the buttonhole attachment. The coins are flat and fit perfectly. I've been doing it for years without any mishaps.

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thirteenstitches said...
Great idea! Thanks : )
4/1/09 11:47 PM
Sewnsewmom said...
Wow! What a great idea!
4/2/09 1:59 AM
arianamaniacs said...
thanks, good one
4/2/09 5:51 AM
nancy2001 said...
How clever.
4/2/09 8:44 AM
woole bully said...
what a great idea! i can't wait to try it.
4/2/09 9:00 AM
dollieo said...
Now this is a great tip. I have been sewing for years and have had that same problem afew time and not found a solution. Thank you so much for sharing. I now keep 41 cents by my machine.
4/2/09 9:27 AM
gaginny said...
that is a great tip......why didn't i think of that?
4/2/09 9:49 AM
Mufffet said...
WOW...I am in awe!! What a terrific idea! Of course I never thought of that. I never do think of these great ideas! You know, this makes sense, and is so very helpful! Thanks!
4/2/09 9:56 AM
jeanharville said...
How creative! Thanks, jean
4/2/09 12:53 PM
CSM--Carla said...
Yes, this has happened to me!! LOVE this tip!! Clever title too. Thanks for sharing, knitmachinequeen! Carla
4/2/09 4:31 PM
librarylady said...
Brilliant. Thanks for the tip
4/2/09 5:48 PM
sewknitful said...
What a great idea!
4/3/09 11:34 AM
glenj said...
nice tip,but I just open the attachment where the button should go and add a little extra for the thickness of the button if need be.You don't need to put the button in the attachment.
4/4/09 9:11 AM
chrisquilts_2 said...
great tip!!
4/7/09 4:11 PM
catsmeow said...
Clever title, and a great idea!
4/8/09 11:58 AM
BeckyinFC said...
I had this problem just the other day with a shank button and my new machine! Wish I had seen this before. Next time, I'll try it. Thanks so much for sharing.
4/28/09 5:58 PM
Clippy said...
What a super idea!! thank you!
7/26/09 6:39 PM
skysthelimit said...
Great idea, thank you!
5/5/10 9:38 PM
Alice said...
Girl, you are brilliant, I'll surely be trying that one.
10/3/10 9:14 PM
MelissaB in WA said...
That is a great idea/tip!
12/12/10 1:22 AM
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