right-angle eye tape

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I may never have new pants again -- my pattern calls for sewing on
four hooks and twenty eyes, and I'm completely burned out on sewing on
eyes.  And I can't do without the adjustability that twenty eyes
allow.

I've discovered that there is such a thing as eye tape with the eyes
at right angles to the length of the tape -- it's made for making
adjustable closures in bras.  I have not found any evidence that
anybody sells it retail.

With the clue that it's for making bras, I thought I could find it at
a lingerie-making supplier, but all I've found is pre-made bra-back
closures.  It would be expensive to buy my eyes in this form, and I
suspect that picking off the plush, cutting up the closure, and sewing
strips end-to-end would be more work than sewing on twenty eyes.

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I have looked at my French wholesalers website and now I know I am  
looking for agraffes & ports sur ruban! It seems Prym make it and here  
in France I can get it from a couple of wholesalers or Amazon France.
http://www.france-mercerie.com/bande-agrafes--agrafe-sur-bande-coton-produit-ASB01.html

Some googled English answers.

http://fashion-resources.com/hookeye-tape-catalog

https://www.etsy.com/market/hook_and_eye_tape

http://www.ebay.com/bhp/hook-and-eye-tape

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:> I may never have new pants again -- my pattern calls for sewing on
:> four hooks and twenty eyes, and I'm completely burned out on sewing on
:> eyes.  And I can't do without the adjustability that twenty eyes
:> allow.
:>
:> I've discovered that there is such a thing as eye tape with the eyes
:> at right angles to the length of the tape -- it's made for making
:> adjustable closures in bras.  I have not found any evidence that
:> anybody sells it retail.

It's more of corset thing, I think.  "corset hook and eye" on the
google turns up some places selling it.  Don't know if they're suitale
for your needs, of course.


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