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Corded button loops

missmarie | Posted in Techniques on

Dear sewists,

I am not having any luck turning the fabric over a macrame cord to make a button loop.  I’ve looked at several instructions but I can’t seem to get the fabric to start turning.  I have a very narrow seam allowance and have used bias.

Thank you for your help.

Marie

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    andysmom | | #1

    I cut a 2-1/2 inch wide bias strip and iron in half. Lay the cord in the fold and leave a tail at the start of the bias strip the length you need to make your covered cord. Put your stitch to 1.5 and use a zipper foot and sew fairly close to the cord. Then sew it again just a notch over to the right so you have two tight seams. Trim close to stitching. Now start working the fabric over the extra cord hanging out. I find if I wet my fingers it is easier to start. Once it gets started, you can turn 5 feet in a flash. The double stitching makes it strong, stitching close to the cord makes is snug. Don't stitch on the cord accidently. I got these instructions from Alison Smith on Craftsy. Her lessons are some of the best ever.

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      missmarie | | #2

      Dear Andysmom,
      How kind of you to write so clearly. Would you sew across one end of the bias and the cord too? I have seen this in instructions. What class did you buy from Alison Smith on craftsy for this to be seen.
      Best regards,
      Marie

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