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314. Sewing on Buttons

How often the mother hears the complaint: "I do
wish you wouldn't sew these buttons on so tightly that I can't button

them." When you start to sew on a button, before you take a stitch, lay a

pin across the face of the button, and sew over the pin. Fasten your

thread before you remove the pin, else you will draw the last stitch and

spoil it. You will find there is a good shank to the button and yet it is

perfectly secure.