Alternatives To Buttonholes

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Alternatives To Buttonholes

There are several easy alternatives to buttonholes that will work perfectly for your sewing projects.  You may even like these alternatives better!

Alternatives To Buttonholes

Alternatives To Buttonholes:

Alternatives To Buttonholes: Snap Tape

Alternatives To Buttonholes

Snap Tape is an excellent alternative to buttonholes.  It’s made of washable snap fasteners that have been attached to a thin piece of fabric.  You can easily sew snap tape onto garments and accessories, such as bags, onesies, dresses, bodysuits, pillow covers, slipcovers, totes, trims for jackets, shoes and other home decor projects.

If you need three snaps or five snaps, you can easily cut the tape to fit the size you need.

You can see how to sew it here.

Snap tape can be found at Joann’s Fabric or Amazon.

Alternatives To Buttonholes: Velcro TapeAlternatives To Buttonholes

Velcro is another great alternative to buttonholes. It comes in all different sizes and shapes.  For large projects you can use Velcro strips, for smaller projects you can use oval shapes, round shapes, or shorter strips cut to size.

You can see how to sew it here.

Shop Velcro Tape at Joann’s or Amazon.

Alternatives To Buttonholes: Hook and Eye Tape

Alternatives To Buttonholes

Hook and eye tape is a great alternative to buttonholes. You can use them on any fabric for dresses, tops, pants, and any sewing projects. They are durable and washer safe.

Hook and eye tape allows you to sew on hooks several at a time so you don’t have to sew them one-by-one. They are simple and secure making them easy to use.

You can see how to sew it here.

Shop Hook and Eyes on Amazon.

Alternatives To Buttonholes: Button Loops

Alternatives To Buttonholes

Button loops are an excellent alternative to buttonholes. The come in different colors and sizes depending on the size of your buttons.  They are perfect for wedding gowns or anything that needs secured with several buttons in a row, or can be used to replace a zipper.

Button loops can easily be secured with button using a crochet hook. Pull the button loop with crochet hook and pull it through to button. Button loops come in different sizes, colors, elastic and non-elastic.

Shop for button loops on Amazon.



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