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Topic: How to sew a button onto a piece of knitting.  (Read 422 times)
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Miss Lou Lou
« on: July 27, 2008 06:32:36 AM »

I seem to be terrible at sewing buttons onto things I knit, they always fall off really quickly. Can anyone give me tips for how best to sew a button on?
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2008 07:17:09 PM »

I definitely do not have answers for you, but I wanted to commiserate anyway.  I hate buttons!!
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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2008 08:12:08 AM »

Hmm, you could be sewing them on too tightly so that they get extra wear-and-tear when you button and unbutton. You need to leave room for the extra layer of fabric. In my junior high home ec class I was told to lay a pin across the top of the button, lying flat between the holes, and sew over it to simulate that extra layer (of course, that was with actual woven fabric, not knit pieces). Or you could just not be sewing them on well enough and you just need to pass the needle through several more times so that the thread has plenty of reinforcement. Or maybe you need to use stronger thread?

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