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Button Up

Photography: Lisa Hubbard

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2000


Sew on a button with eye-catching thread. Thick yarns add a dash of playfulness to somber winter wools and tweeds, and embroidery floss lends distinction to blouses and jackets. Four-hole buttons are ideal: Crisscross thread through holes, sew clockwise hole-to-hole, or connect pairs of holes with tiny parallel dashes.

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