Making loop or Tubing
Cut true bias strips of fabric 2½ inches long and 1 inch inside. Fold inhalf lengthwise with right sides together. Stitch about 1/8 inch from folded edge, stretching the fabric slightly and being careful to keep the line of stitching parallel to the edge. Thread a large needle with several inches of heavy-duty thread. Fasten thread at seam at one end of tubing, then insert needle, eye first, into tube and work it through to other end. Gradually turn all the tubing to the right side. This can be done by pulling on thread and feeding seam allowance into tube.
Attaching the loops to the garment
1. Stitch as many number of loops required according to the number of buttons. Buttons should be placed on the right front and close together with no more than ¼ inch between them. Run a marking basting stitch along the seam line at the front edge. Use cross basting to mark the spacing for the loops.
2. Experiment with the size of loop needed for the button. Tack one tube into a loop and push the button through it; it should be a snug fit but not so snug as to cause undue strain on the button or the loop. When the size is correct, put another row of marking basting the required distance from the seam line.
3. The loops may be attached in one of two ways as shown. The finished appearance is slightly different. They must be basted to the seam line with very firm, small stitches, and trim off excess length of loops.