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Using Chinese Coin Buttons

evil1 | Posted in General Discussion on

Hi – does anyone rememberr the issue that showed how to use Chinese coin buttons?

These are the ones with the large square hole in the middle.  I know I have seen an article about using them but can’t find it!

Alternatively, has anyone any ideas about using the?

 

regards

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    paddyscar | | #1

    Searching the index using the word 'coin' brings up only 1 article.  Feb/Mar 1994 issue 51 page 6. 

    Frances

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      paddyscar | | #2

      Chinese knotted ball buttons are included in issue 072 p. 48; issue 64 p. 62 and in issue 121 p. 74 (which may be the one mentioned by Hille)

  2. Teaf5 | | #3

    Perhaps the article was using Japanese Yen coins, which have a square hole in the middle.  They could be used as buttons if you added a large ball knot (a monkey's paw knot) that would pass through the square and become the button shank, or you could run cording from the center around the sides to use it like a toggle.

  3. Ckbklady | | #4

    I've used the coin buttons as a closure on a duvet cover. My advice to you would be to spray them with a matte lacquer if you plan to sew them onto something that will get washed. My buttons got a bit rusty and bled stains around them onto the fabric after a couple of washes. I changed to wooden buttons that my hubby sealed with wood sealer.

    :) Mary

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