What to do when the button doesn't fit through the hole!

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What to do when the button doesn't fit through the hole!

Post by jailee » Tue May 29, 2012 8:58 pm

Gah....I bought a (very expensive I thought) button for a top I knitted for myself....never even entered my head to check the size of the buttonhole :roll: Anyhow, there is no way my button will fit, it is too big!
There's nothing I can do, right? Except buy a smaller button....
(I'm just glad I didn't go buy 5 of them! cos the top does have 5 buttonholes, but decided to just put one at the top...)
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Re: What to do when the button doesn't fit through the hole!

Post by sable » Tue May 29, 2012 9:19 pm

Either smaller button or frog and reknit the button band; I'd go with the smaller button
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Re: What to do when the button doesn't fit through the hole!

Post by mama anne » Tue May 29, 2012 9:26 pm

My first reaction: cry.
And then what Sable said!
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Re: What to do when the button doesn't fit through the hole!

Post by jailee » Tue May 29, 2012 10:40 pm

Yah there's no way I'm froggin any part of this one!! It has taken me so long already ! In fact I have a feeling the button band wasn't done separately anyway, so that's not an option. Ah, button shopping again....Not my favourite thing....
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Re: What to do when the button doesn't fit through the hole!

Post by Miss Shelley » Tue May 29, 2012 10:45 pm

Buy smaller buttons 8-[
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Re: What to do when the button doesn't fit through the hole!

Post by Foxtrot » Wed May 30, 2012 8:41 am

Could you sew the button hole closed and then sew the button on and crochet a loop of yarn for the other side to do it up like that? Or buy a dome and sew the button on with the dome on the underside so the button is non-functional?
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Re: What to do when the button doesn't fit through the hole!

Post by Razz » Wed May 30, 2012 9:23 am

Is it just not fitting? Cause I've been amazed at what sized buttons I can eventually fit thru. The bottom holes do stretch. It's just getting the buttons thru the first time.
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Re: What to do when the button doesn't fit through the hole!

Post by jailee » Wed May 30, 2012 9:36 am

Razz wrote:Is it just not fitting? Cause I've been amazed at what sized buttons I can eventually fit thru. The bottom holes do stretch. It's just getting the buttons thru the first time.
Well thank you Razz :mrgreen: wonder of wonders, it IS amazing how much that hole stretched! I wouldn't have believed it. It's a very tight fit, but I don't imagine I'm going to be taking it in and out of the hole much - once its all sewn on I will probably leave it done up.
Yay!!!! \:D/ :happyrun:
So my next question is - what is the best way to sew a button on? (dumb question but I've only done it once before and wasn't that happy last time)
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Re: What to do when the button doesn't fit through the hole!

Post by Claude30 » Wed May 30, 2012 9:54 am

:rotfl: As i was reading down I wsa going to say stretch it. And as for sewing them on I get MIL to do it and she says use wool as cotton will cut the wool over time. I watched her with my last lot of buttons and she would split the wool (if it was stranded) and just use 1 or two pieces and just sewed it on like it was on material.
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