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Self-Fabric Buttons & Buckles (Tip/Technique)
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Posted on: 10/18/10 8:15 PM
When working with buckle and button kits, I always fuse interfacing to my fabric so that the metal of the buckle/button form does not cause the fabric to look shiny. For very light-weight fabric I may even fuse two pieces of fabric together with Stitch Witchery before cutting. I also find that this cuts down on the amount of fraying while you manipulate your fabric over the forms.

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LynnG said...
Recently I was covering metal buttons and didn't like the look of the metal showing through. I doubled the fabric, but it was harder to work with. This is a much better idea. Thanks!
10/19/10 9:04 AM
JEF said...
Thank you! I have to do a covered buckle for my daughter's Halloween costume and your tip could not be more timely for me!
10/19/10 9:33 AM

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