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Fibula (an ancient garment fastener consisting of two brooches connected with chains). A beginner-level polymer clay project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1995 (v.49#6) pg. 100

Closures. Ideas on how to make them design elements.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #114 Spring 1998 (v.29#2) pg. 32

Tip: How to ensure stability and keep a short waistband extension from showing on waistbands with hooks and eyes or bar fasteners.
THREADS #7 Oct-Nov 1986 pg. 8

Tip: How to make thread eyes or belt loops by finger-crocheting.
THREADS #7 Oct-Nov 1986 pg. 8

Uncommon closures for garments. Instructions on making covered cording, "frogs," and decorative knots, along with suggestions on using unusual objects as "buttons."
THREADS #22 Apr-May 1989 pg. 54

Tip for sewing on snaps.
THREADS #26 Dec 1989-Jan 1990 pg. 14

Buttoning up. How to draft or modify a pattern to create an alternative to a standard closure. (1) Asymmetrical closure. (2) Asymmetrical scallop closure. (3) Shoulder closure.
THREADS #33 Feb-Mar 1991 pg. 64

Straight line garment design. How to shape squares with tabs, loops and buttons. Ideas on placing pockets and using bias bindings for necklines. Includes pattern for making an easy basic jacket.
THREADS #36 Aug-Sep 1991 pg. 32

How to alter a pattern to convert a zipper closure to a button closure.
THREADS #51 Feb-Mar 1994 pg. 10

Knotted fabric beads and buttons are used to make unique necklaces, embellishments and closures. (1) Flat, bowlike knot that is ideal for buttons and decoration. (2) Basic ball knot. (3) Braided knot. (4) Rolled beads and toggles. (5) Single rolled beads and toggles.
THREADS #54 Aug-Sep 1994 pg. 56

The frog, an alternative to the ordinary buttonhole. Diagrams show how to make straight, palmate, flat-weave and figure-eight frogs.
THREADS #58 Apr-May 1995 pg. 32

Tip on combining the convenience of snaps and the look of buttons.
THREADS #69 Feb-Mar 1997 pg. 14

Inspiration from the Orient for garment-design elements. How to make frog closures and miter inside and outside bound corners.
THREADS #78 Aug-Sep 1998 pg. 46

Tip on attaching a hook-and-eye closure on skirt or slacks for easy, one-handed hooking.
THREADS #80 Dec 1998-Jan 1999 pg. 12