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Button loop trouble

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    Lex3131 @Lex3131

    I’m having a bit of trouble making the button loop. Every time I try to sew the folded fabric it gets sucked down into the bobbin bit on my brother sewing machine 🙁 any tips?

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    Mama_Knowles @Mama_Knowles

    Try placing tissue wrapping paper under the fabric before you sew it. After your done just pull/tare it away from the stitches.

    I hope this helps!

    ~Sharon~

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    sayiamyou @maraya

    Or you could start a little further from the end of the loop to give some traction. 1/4″ should be fine, and remember you’ll be sewing onto your fabric at 1/2″ so it’ll still be secure.

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    isewstuff @isewstuff

    Sometimes a new, sharp needle will help too 🙂

    Hollie

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    Sarvi @Sarvi

    I like to make mine a little longer, then let the extra length stick out behind the presser foot so I can hold it a bit taut. I’m not pulling against the feed dogs, just holding the little strip at both ends until the seam gets going.

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    Lightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    After you’ve made that little sucker you’re going to turn it inside out then chop bits off both ends to trim it to 2″ length…..

    Then 1/2 an inch of each end will be under your stitched seam at the back.

    So…. don’t stress about starting your stitching too close to the ends.

    And tissue paper does work really well.

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    Lex3131 @Lex3131

    Oliver and S forums to the rescue again 🙂 Thanks for your suggestions I’ll give them a try

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    Nicole @motherof5

    I second the tissue paper,works like magic.

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    MimmySews @MimmySews

    I make a longer tube.on the bias. (About 10″) As Sarvi said, hold it taut without pulling. I keep the extra so if I make another out of the same fabric (I have two grandgirls) I don’t have to reinvent the wheel. It also allows me to cut the strip a smidge longer so I can use a bit larger button.

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    Sarvi @Sarvi

    Ah, that’s a good point — if you don’t have the button picked out yet, you can audition different sizes.

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