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Posted on: 1/11/03 4:34 AM
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A simple trick for helping select the right button for your project: Find a scrap of your fabric and cut small slits in it that are about the length of the buttonhole you want to use. Space them approximately the distance apart that they will be on your garment. Take this with you to the button store. Slide any buttons you are considering (while still on the card) through the slit. It is much easier to imagine how they will look this way than just holding them near the fabric. This way you don't have to wait until you have completed the buttonholes and take the whole garment with you to the store. You also may decide on a different size button so you don't want to do the buttonholes first anyway.

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kalee said... (1/8/09 3:58 PM) Reply
Great idea. I can't wait to try it!!
clematis said... (5/7/06 6:41 AM) Reply
Ann: This is a great tip. Many thanks. Lynne
Lorna C. Newman said... (11/5/04 7:44 PM) Reply
Ditto Nikki's comment! Wonderful idea! I have a buttonbox with a diminishing number of likeable buttons, so I see myself buying buttons soon ...
candyo said... (11/5/04 1:54 PM) Reply
Great tip! It was linked to a Vogue jacket review, so this is my first time seeing it!
SouthernStitch said... (1/17/03 2:32 PM) Reply
This tip would have saved me money recently. Went to Hancocks for dress buttons for a charcoal gray dress. The pattern called for large 1" buttons. I came home with awful looking buttons. They looked okay in the store.... but on the fabric they were horrible. Good Tip!
Lisa Laree said... (1/13/03 2:45 PM) Reply
Now if I could just find a store with great buttons!
starlene said... (1/13/03 12:37 PM) Reply
Great tip Ann!
Gloria Allender said... (1/11/03 1:32 PM) Reply
Ann, what a great idea.
 
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