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Tips & Techniques > Using machine embroidery thread for buttonholes

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Posted by: PhyllisC
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Posted on: 12/23/02 6:22 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 4 people   Very Helpful by 9 people   
Using machine emboroidery thread instead of regular sewing thread addes a sleek touch to button holes. Machine embroidery thread is really smooth and has no fuzz. A buttonhole is much easier to cut because the edges are well defined.

One thing to note: this thread is shiny so keep that in mind if it's not the look you seek.

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nothy lane said... (7/21/13 3:26 PM) Reply
Oh I love this tip! I will definitely try this!
ryansmumAria said... (6/1/09 6:53 AM) Reply
great idea
vardb said... (3/10/07 9:49 PM) Reply
I would be intrested to know what thread Phyllis used in the bobbin.
carole said... (6/11/06 2:21 PM) Reply
very good tip
annsew65 said... (3/22/06 4:06 PM) Reply
If you stop to think about it, when you do buttonholes by hand (I haven't done this for years, but I have a few times), you use silk buttonhole twist which is fairly shiny too. I just might try that sometime on a swatch and see what it looks like. Thanks for the tip Phyllis!
Janet Megson said... (3/12/06 1:27 PM) Reply
A useful tip for better looking buttonholes.
Paulette James said... (2/3/03 7:21 AM) Reply
Thanks for the tip. Ilove nice buttonholes.
Patricia Olson said... (12/26/02 8:50 PM) Reply
Will try this next time.
Mary Lou Sohn said... (12/25/02 1:34 PM) Reply
Interesting -- would never have thought of trying this, but now am anxious to see how I like the look
 
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