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Old 06-10-2012, 04:53
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Default Re: Stupid question about gluing buttons to chiffon flowers

Originally Posted by patjnj View Post
Nope, I actually prefer to use a needle and thread instead of hot glue whenever possible. Now, cutting off pieces of alli clips, etc., is getting scary for me, but I can give sewing the shank on a shot. Since I'm using a cluster of three shabby flowers, I can try to position the button so that the shank slips between two of the flowers (it's a big button--25 or 26mm), allowing the button to lie flat.

I would put a penny-sized piece of felt underneath to give the thread something to attach to. I'd be covering the entire bottom with a piece of felt, anyway, before attaching it to a clip.

The beauty of sewing is that if it doesn't work out, I can carefully undo it and switch over to glue!

Thank you!
sounds like a plan!

really, cutting an alli clip is easy - if you have the "real" button shank cutters . . . forgot to mention that i cut double alli clips (not the single) . . . just gotta remember to hold the end you're cutting off so it doesn't go flying!
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