Looped Button Closure
To make an interesting button closure, I start with a small standard buttonhole (about 3⁄8 inch long), one for each closure. I tie a 3- to 5-inch piece of decorative ribbon, rope, or thin bias-tubing in a circle. After I’ve slipped one end of the circle through the buttonhole, I slide it over the other end to form a loop, keeping the knot close to the buttonhole on the inside (see photo at left). The length of loop can be adjusted for the size of the button-even large or irregular buttons-and can be adapted to make a tight or loose closure.
– Donna Christopher, Denver, Colorado
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