Notions and Supplies

Learn all about sewing notions and supplies and how to use them, such items an snaps, buttons, thread, zippers, pins and more.



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Busy with Buttons

Turn all your buttons into pretty yet practical projects. by Jill Gorski - Paperback - Published 2009 Affiliate Link to Amazon

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Button and Stitch

Supercute ways to use your button stash. by Kristen Rask - Paperback - Published 2010 Affiliate Link to Amazon

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Button It Up

80 projects including market totes, embellished curtain, keychains, jewelry and more. by Susan Beal - Paperback - Published 2009 Affiliate Link to Amazon

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Buttons

All about buttons thoroughout the centuries. by Diana Epstein, Millicent Safro - Paperback - Published 2001 Affiliate Link to Amazon

History of a Zipper

Learn about the zipper - how, when, who invented it and more. Wikipedia

History of a Zipper

Learn about the zipper. Idea Finder

How Zippers Work

Learn how a zipper works at this site. How Stuff Works

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KAM Plastic Resin Snaps

Glossy Black Size: 20 (T5) 100 complete sets Affiliate Link to Amazon.com

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KAM Snaps/Plastic Snap Sets

Pack of 250 Complete KAM Snaps/Plastic Snap Sets Affiliate Link to Amazon.com

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KAMsnaps Plastic Resin Snaps

100 white Size: 20 (T5) Affiliate Link to Amazon.com

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KAMsnaps Starter Pack

KAMsnaps® K2 pliers, awl & size 20, standard length KAM plastic snaps included (everything you need to get started). 100 complete snaps (200 caps, 100 sockets, 100 studs) in 10 assorted rainbow colors. Affiliate Link to Amazon.com

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KAMsnaps Starter Pack

KAMsnaps® K2 pliers, awl & size 20, standard length KAM plastic snaps included (everything you need to get started). 500 complete snaps (1000 caps, 500 sockets, 500 studs). 100 caps, 50 sockets, 50 studs per color. 10 colors. Affiliate Link to Amazon.com

Button - Sewing on a button

Step-by-step instructions with photos. eHow.com

Button - Sewing on a Button

A tutorial on how to sew on a button. Sewing School

Button Size Chart

Ligne to millimeters to inches. Apparel Search

Button Size Chart

Line = Inches = Metrics Chichester Inc.

Buttonhole - Buttonhole Stitches

Stitch used for hand sewn buttonholes. USHis.com

Buttonholes - Hand Sewn Buttonholes

Instructions on hand sewing buttonholes. The Authentic Campaigner

Buttons

All about buttons - history, types, buttonholes and more. Wikipedia

Buttons - Coloring Buttons

Brief instruction on how to color buttons with food coloring. Tamdoll's Workshop - Silver Mountain Originals

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Clover Needle Threader

Desk Needle Threader is the ultimate threader. Simply drop your needle in (any needle except tiny quilt petites) rest your thread in the slot press the button and you will have your pre-threaded needle. Ideal for difficult to thread floss and metallics and also for difficult to see needle eyes

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Cone Thread Holder

How to make a cone thread holder and thread guide for your sewing machine.

CST USA Sewing Thread Color Chart

CTS USA

Fasteners

This articles has information on all types of fasteners. Dritz.com

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Fasteners Made Easy

Information on the different types of fasteners - snaps, hooks and eyes - and how to apply to garment. New Mexicco State University Cooperative Extension Service

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Hand Needles

All about the different types of hand needles. Dritz.com

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Hand Sewing Needle Chart

A needle chart reference - Needles are available with different eye shapes (long, round, etc.), come in different lengths and come with different points (sharp, round, blunt, ball-point, wedge). Fiber Images

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How to Hand Sew A Button

Learn how to hand sew a button onto a garment or project. Needlepointers.com

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How to Install A Zipper Into A Project (Exposed Zipper)

How to sew a basic zipper where the teeth and part of the tape is exposed. This super simple method for installing a zipper is used in sportswear, home décor projects, pouches, purses and many other projects.

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How to Machine Sew On A Button

This tutorial will show how to sew on a button using a sewing machine with a built-in button stitch. Needlepointers.com

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How to Machine Sew On A Button

This video will demonstrate how to sew on a button a sewing machine and the zigzag stitch. If your sewing machine doesn't have a built-in button stitch, you can use the zigzag stitch to sew on buttons. Learn how with this video. Needlepointers.com

Invisible Zipper Application

Learn how to install an invisible zipper into your project. Sewing.org

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It's A Snap! KAM Snaps!

How to install KAM snaps using a KAM snap pliers. It's easy to install plastic snaps for a variety of projects, such as baby items, clothing, crafts, purses, totes, towel toppers, etc. Learn how to use the pliers. Needlepointers.com

Reversible Zipper

How to make a reversible zipper. Stan's Sewing Supplies

Separating Zipper

What is a separating zipper? Wise Geek

Sewing in a zipper

Learn how to sew a zipper into a project. Threads

Sewing Needle Tutorial

Learn all about sewing machine needles. Reanna Lily Designs

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Shorten A Zipper

How to shorten a zipper by hand.

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Shortening A Zipper

This tutorial will explain how to shorten a zipper using a sewing machine to make the zipper stop.

Shortening a Zipper

Learn how at Beacon Fabric. Beacon Fabric

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