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Sew buttons on your underwear

January 16, 2012

Have you ever heard that? Or is it just another one of my mom’s folksy, cryptic sayings? Anyway, this week’s challenge over at the Sew Weekly was a technique: the buttonhole. One would think I’d use this opportunity to play with my newly acquired Dritz bound buttonhole tool. I planned on it, but fabric has a way of speaking for itself. The 10¢ spool of crochet cotton above saved my butt this week. I’d randomly purchased it at a yard sale, without real purpose. Here’s a sneak peek of my submission.

12 Comments leave one →
  1. January 16, 2012 6:23 pm

    Ooh, you’ve piqued my interest! Can’t wait to see what this is!

  2. Robin permalink
    January 16, 2012 7:35 pm

    sew buttons on your underwear….zippers aren’t in style. That is what MY mother used to say.

    • January 19, 2012 8:30 am

      Now that’s taking it to a whole new level! I wonder if my mom knows the second half?

  3. January 16, 2012 8:38 pm

    I was seriously just wondering the other day if anyone else said Sew buttons on your underpants!! Haha now I know :) Moms are so funny.

  4. January 17, 2012 12:33 am

    I love what I can see so far!

  5. January 17, 2012 5:05 am

    oooo – looks lovely. What gorgeous colours

  6. January 17, 2012 4:56 pm

    oh you tease!!!
    what a funny saying, i’ve never heard that before!

    • January 19, 2012 8:31 am

      You can impress your friends with obscure, folksy New England/Americanisms. A total trendsetter ;)

  7. January 18, 2012 3:17 pm

    What IS that lining fabric?? Love it…

  8. February 7, 2013 7:04 pm

    mine used to say sew buttons on your underwear because zippers are hard to get! -what does it all MEAN!? :)

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