Thursday, 20 June 2013

DIY Handmade Loops for Buttons & Hooks - Guest Post - Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party

Today I am thrilled to have a guest blogger over to teach us all something wonderful.
Welcome Joy from Joy's Jots, Shots & Whatnots, what a pleasure to have you over :)
Take it away Joy!

I was thrilled when Natalie asked me to do a Guest Post for "Marigold's Loft!"  So here is my tutorial to share with all her Readers.  Hoping everyone finds it useful for their next sewing project.   

I have no idea how I came about this method back in the 60s or 70s.  I think I made it up with crocheting in mind, because I did not enJOY stitching on loops that came with the hooks, and I definitely did not like to make button holes even with my machine. The loops work great especially on doll/baby/children clothing, and small opening at the neckline of an adult garment.

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For the most part, the pictures will give the directions.
Sew 3 loops!  That's 6 threads strong.

Update: This dress had a full dress facing, because it was made for an infant.  Most likely you'll be working with a normal facing, and will only need lift up the facing and just go under the facing to start the stitching rather than trying to pull the knot through the layer of fabric.

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Thanks to the FREE programs:
possibly used for this post
GIMP for cropping & other digital effects
 Photoscape for downsizing & watermarking photo
PicMonkey creating collages used on this page

Thank you so much Joy, I thoroughly enjoyed your tutorial :)
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”Marigolds

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