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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Faux Buttons using Sew-on Snaps

If you're not a fan of sewing buttonholes, or if you just want to learn a new technique for using snaps, today we have a fun tutorial for you!  We will call it Faux Buttons, and they're completely functional! 

Morgan has used our new Frenchy's pattern to show us how to do it.  They have all the cuteness and function with none of the fuss!  Let's get started!

Frenchy's pattern (or any other pattern that uses buttons)
Fabric to sew the pattern
Set of sew-on snaps (pictured above)
Same amount of buttons, same size or larger 

First, you will sew the outfit as instructed in the pattern. You will come to the point where you have the buttonholes marked, as shown above.

At each of the markings, sew on the corresponding snaps. I do it carefully by hand. Be sure that they are secure! Don't worry about your stitches showing on the outside of the dress, because they will be covered by the buttons in the next step! 

On the outside of the placket, directly opposite of the snaps, sew the button on.  If your buttons and snaps are about the same size with corresponding holes, it works best if you can sew right through all the holes at the same time.  If the holes don't line up to allow the needle all the way through, however, you can still use the buttons. Just stitch through the fabric the best you can around the edges, being sure to keep your stitches hidden behind the button on one side and snap on the other. It is usually pretty easy so don't be afraid to go for it! 

And there you have it! When you are done sewing on all the snaps and buttons, you will be left with super cute buttons that you didn't even have to sew buttonholes for! 

Super cute, right?  Happy Sewing, y'all!   Morgan

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