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One of the best parts of having a blog (for me so far) is the ability to look back so quickly at a recipe or memory. I wanted to document Ama teaching me how to sew on a button today because, it will be a great life skill, and if, by chance, I happen to forget, the directions will be right here. Ama has been helping me make a maxi skirt these last few days. I have really enjoyed spending so much time with her and hearing stories from days passed. She is very kind to work with me, the beginner, so patiently. Tomorrow we will put the finishing touches on the skirt, then go out for lunch!

Ama reading me an article about Haute Coutoure that she saved for me. I love how you can see the dress in the picture.

Ama helped me make these pillows as well… this is also my favorite time of the day, perfect for an afternoon nap.

How to sew a button:
Take a piece of thread about two feet long and fold it in half.
Take the two ends and tread them through the needle eye (no knots).
place needle through button hole, then come back through right on the outside edge of the button.
pull needle through the loop that is left on the original side (since you didn’t pull it all the way through).. .and pull until tight.
Just loop through one side and back the other, making sure to wrap/ circle whatever you are trying to hold in place.
Loop 4 or 5 times
When complete, to tie off, on the opposite side of the button, thread the needle under all of the strings.
Rather than just pull through, pull half way, then loop the needle under the remaining thread – THEN pull all the way through.
Can repeat last step for added piece of mind.
cut near edge, and voila! A button!

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