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Old 08-30-2012, 07:18 AM   #1
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Default Sewing on a paper button - really dumb question, I know.

I want to sew a paper button onto the middle of a flower. If I sew it like a regular button and there is a knot, won't it make a bump when I glue it down? Unlike a real button, there will be nothing there to hide the bump in the paper. Should I glue down the thread ends on the back of the paper instead of knotting them?

Yeah, I know, really silly question. Can you tell I haven't been at this long? I've never even sewn a real button onto a card. I am only now starting to get into embellishments. I vowed I'd spend at least six month learning to design a card layout without them before I started adding them in.
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I never "sew" buttons on my cards or layouts...I FAKE it!!!! I love to have some bakers twine sticking out of the button so I reverse tie it....does that make sense. Take your button and but your string or bakers twine in it but knot it up on TOP of the button instead of behind your button for another layer to your button, then glue on your button with a glue dot!!!! EASY BREEZY!!!!
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Now there's a neat idea...

All I've got right now is embroidery floss, though, and I think it would unravel!
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If I am not going to do a bow on top, I usually just pull the thread through and use a glue dot. Another option is to do a card front, tie the button to it, then glue THAT to your card base. You can use foam dimenionals as an option too - pop up the whole button!
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I ended up threading the floss through, clipping it about 1/4 inch on either end at the back and then smushing some Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue over the ends. A glue dot is a good idea.

I thought about using a dimensional, but it wouldn't have worked with the piece I was "sewing".
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