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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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MelissaB in WA said...
That is a great idea/tip!
12/12/10 1:22 AM
Alice said...
Girl, you are brilliant, I'll surely be trying that one.
10/3/10 9:14 PM
skysthelimit said...
Great idea, thank you!
5/5/10 9:38 PM
Clippy said...
What a super idea!! thank you!
7/26/09 6:39 PM
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
catsmeow said...
Clever title, and a great idea!
4/8/09 11:58 AM
chrisquilts_2 said...
great tip!!
4/7/09 4:11 PM
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
sewknitful said...
What a great idea!
4/3/09 11:34 AM
librarylady said...
Brilliant. Thanks for the tip
4/2/09 5:48 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
jeanharville said...
How creative! Thanks, jean
4/2/09 12:53 PM
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
gaginny said...
that is a great tip......why didn't i think of that?
4/2/09 9:49 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
woole bully said...
what a great idea! i can't wait to try it.
4/2/09 9:00 AM
nancy2001 said...
How clever.
4/2/09 8:44 AM
arianamaniacs said...
thanks, good one
4/2/09 5:51 AM
Sewnsewmom said...
Wow! What a great idea!
4/2/09 1:59 AM
thirteenstitches said...
Great idea! Thanks : )
4/1/09 11:47 PM
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