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Posted on: 1/23/04 4:19 PM
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After you have sewn your buttonholes and before you cut them, put a small drop of fray check on a small piece of wax paper or something similar. Dip the tip of a pin into the fray check and dab it on the buttonhole, just between the the stitching lines. Let it dry for 5 minutes, then you can cut the opening. The inside is nice and neat and does not fray.

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Leora said... (1/8/07 6:53 PM) Reply
Good idea. Thanks for the tip.
regine said... (5/5/06 7:33 AM) Reply
Great tip, thanks
Ana Gill said... (5/31/04 10:10 AM) Reply
Thanks for the tip - I tried it recently and it is fantastic - like KMangum I used the tip of th eFray Chek bottle and coated both sides of the button hole and once dried it cut beautifully ... thanks again
Sew it seams said... (3/19/04 8:31 AM) Reply
Yes, els you are right. That's why I think it is a good idea to put it on the fabric with the tip of a pin, because you can control the amount and where you put it.
els said... (3/15/04 12:56 PM) Reply
Please try this on a test piece of fabric first. Sometimes the fray check will add a stain on your fabric, which can not be removed.
nolovelost said... (3/15/04 6:58 AM) Reply
Debe, I just joined and am just starting to get into sewing a lot! I really appreciate this tip! I am sure I will use it! Thank you!
Dinkalley said... (2/28/04 2:43 PM) Reply
This is just the tip I was looking for! I can't wait to make the next buttonhole. Thanks!
Megamom said... (2/17/04 7:58 PM) Reply
Love this great tip...I know I'll use it next time I make buttonholes.
renee90301 said... (2/4/04 9:35 PM) Reply
This is a very good tip and I will be sure to use it often.
Mary Stiefer said... (1/30/04 9:27 AM) Reply
I have been sewing for many years and I never heard this. Perhaps because I don't know anyone that sews as much as I do or because I didn't find a site like this until recently. Thanks.
Hilary said... (1/29/04 7:51 AM) Reply
I do this too! Only I also just apply it directly from the bottle. I learned this tip from a friend who has her own alterations shop!
KMangum said... (1/23/04 6:19 PM) Reply
I'm not nearly so precise. The 'precision tip' bottle of Fray-Chek works really well. I coat the underneath of the *entire* buttonhole, threads and stitching both. You *must* let this dry before cutting!! or the buttonhole will be wobbly looking.
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