Grip Buttons

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I am an amateur sewer who can not stand those buttons that you have to sew a half billion times to get them to be tight! For that reason, I made grip buttons! You only have to sew them once and they stay put. If that sounds interesting to you, read on!!!

Step 1: You Will Need....

A hot glue gun Button(s) Cardboard (not shown) That's it. Yep. I am sure.

Step 2: Lets Get Started!

Apply a small ball of glue on the "crossroads" of the button holes.

Step 3: Here Is Where You Use That Cardboard!!!

Place the glue side down on the cardboard. Quickly scrape the button off the cardboard. Make sure the layer of glue is not too thin, but not to thick. If it is too thick, it will be very hard to sew. Too thin and it will bust. NOTE: do this VERY quickly! If the glue sets, then you will have a cardboard backed button!

Step 4: Wait

Now, wait for it for dry. When it is dry, stitch it on your project! Saves a bunch of thread, doesn't it? Well, enjoy! Please comment and tell me what you think!



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    5 years ago

    I think this is quite clever. You can still use the standard multiple-strands of thread, this just makes it all work a bit better. Genius!


    5 years ago

    Thanks for the tip, this ible was for helping the button to stay in place while being sewn on, so it doesn't move around too much. Hope that makes sence!


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Hi, I'm trying to figure out what why it is advantageous to do this when you are giving up the strength of properly sewing on a button through all the holes. The technique of getting a nicely sewn button is to sew a few times one way through two holes and then sew crossing it with the other two holes. The threads are then bundled around the back with a loop or two and knotted. That gathers those 4 groups of threads into a strong stem for the button. It doesn't matter if your needle aim is off so there is no worry if the button slips out of position a bit. I hope that tip helps.