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Old 10-24-2006, 10:46 AM   #1
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Buttons on a baby sweater
I am working on a baby sweater (my very first sweater and first time using a pattern ). I have the button hole side done and I started thinking about the buttons. The button holes are tiny and thus the buttons will have to be tiny too. But is it safe to put tiny buttons on something a baby is going to wear? I don't want to cause a safety issue.

Is there a way to "make" a button with yarn?

Any help/thoughts on this are greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-24-2006, 12:32 PM   #2
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Could you put a short piece of I-cord, attached in the middle on the button side to correspond with the buttonhole, and one end of the cord would pass through buttonhole, and then they would get tied together, instead of a button? Kind of like this...
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both my kids had baby sweaters with buttons that were small, 1/4 -3/8", and they were just fine, just be sure you sew them on snugly.
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On a baby sweater someone made for my DD, they used a little circle of felt in a similar color to the yarn to help reinforce where the buttons were sewn on.
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On a baby sweater someone made for my DD, they used a little circle of felt in a similar color to the yarn to help reinforce where the buttons were sewn on.
that's a good idea
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