Attaching a Button Question

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Attaching a Button Question
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Fri, 03-31-2006 - 6:25pm

Okay ladies...I'm trying to attach buttons on to the saque I made for my niece but I can't get them to stay on...aaaarrrrggggg! I'm so frustrated! I was trying to sew the buttons on with a needle and thread and tying off with a square knot but my square knot keeps untying and my buttons fall off. What should I do?

Heather S 26
DH Aaron 29
DD Ava 7 3/4
DD Grace 5
Angel 6/11/03
DS Oliver 6/6/05 4lbs 7oz now 15lbs 2oz 9mos 3wks 4dys adj age 8mos 2wks 2dys
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Fri, 03-31-2006 - 7:19pm

I haven't sewn on a lot of buttons so I don't know how to help.

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Sat, 04-01-2006 - 3:15pm

Heather,

Thanks for your response but unfortunately the links really weren't any help. I know how to sew a button on fabric but my problem is attaching a button to a crocheted sweater. My mother suggested using dental floss instead of thread because it's much stronger. Again, thanks for the try!

Heather S 26
DH Aaron 29
DD Ava 7 3/4
DD Grace 5
Angel 6/11/03
DS Oliver 6/6/05 4lbs 7oz now 15lbs 2oz 9mos 3wks 5dys adj age 8mos 2wks 3dys
http://360.yahoo.com/gringa72498

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Sat, 04-01-2006 - 3:42pm

Sorry they weren't any help!

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Mon, 04-03-2006 - 1:14pm
Your problem may be that the thread is just too slippery (the yarn certainly is). Coat thread works very well. Dental floss works but the wax can sometimes come off the dental floss onto the fabric in the dryer. Do a double square knot OR a surgical knot. Either should hold fine.