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Posted on: 11/3/13 3:09 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 4 people   Very Helpful by 17 people   
Using 5 step buttonhole on an outer garment, sometimes the thread of the buttonhole looks too meagre. One doesn't always have a heavier buttonhole thread in matching colour to hand. I just solved this on a navy crepe jacket by putting in a top stitch needle and having two spools of thread at the top (you can wind a bit onto a spare bobbin if needed). Can't believe it took me so long to think of this!

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ArtAttack said... (11/13/13 10:12 PM) Reply
Great idea...I'm going to try this!
SandiMacD said... (11/4/13 5:14 AM) Reply
Sometimes use a heavier jeans thread and a lighter rayon for a bit of luster and fullness.
TGWGWS said... (11/4/13 0:19 AM) Reply
Great idea! Thanks for the tip!
AtiyaAfi said... (11/3/13 9:27 AM) Reply
I'm going to try this next time I put in buttons. Thanks for the suggestion.
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