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Topic: Question about how to close a choker  (Read 816 times)
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« on: July 10, 2009 03:48:50 PM »

Hi Everyone,

I want to make a choker with a nice velvet ribbon and will sow some crochet flowers on it.
Since it is my first choker project, i want to know how i can close the choker. Not velcro. Something professionnal. Any idea ?
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2009 06:35:07 PM »

There are a few options. Usually you see mass produced chokers with a short chain link on each side, and a metal hook. But they're not typical hooks.Could be a small claw hook. Like on a bracelet.
If it does not have to be adjustable, you can use a 1/2" Flat covered button, and a loop. The kind you sew and turn very thin. It sews into  a seam on the end. If you want it adjustable, to sell, then Perhaps use a TINY dress hook; actually 2 on one end, and a pair of 1/4 " thread loops on each end. Another option...Then, of course you could sew 9" of 1/4"satin ribbon, or 1/8"thick Rattail braid. Thats the shiny stuff that looks like satin spaghitti. Just don't make a buttonhole with the sewing machine. Any of these techniques would be acceptable, as you prefer. Let us know what you end up doing. K

« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2009 07:53:47 PM »

Thanks so much for all those options.

I guess i have the choice now.

« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2009 11:18:47 PM »

Also, you can use those cute little hand-sew-on press-studs from a sewing shop. The leatherworking/denim type which are attached by hammering are probably too coarse for a fine project like yours.

« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2009 07:13:41 PM »

Yes. You are right. Thanks again for the help everyone.
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