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Re: How to Attach Hooks, Eyes & Snaps

I learned this technique more than 60 years ago in a clothing construction class, taught by Mrs. Lockard, at Madison College (now James Madison U.) in Harrisonburg, VA. At that time we called it the buttonhole stitch and it was the manner in which we made quality buttonholes. Machine-made buttonholes were new on the scene and those attachments didn't always do a good job. Of course, bound buttonholes were also acceptable. Throw the thread counter clockwise, insert the needle in the created space, pull through and you had a locked stitch. We also used it to attach hooks and eyes as well as snaps and I do so to this day.