How to Make Bottle-Cap Buttons for Knit Slippers

comments (5) December 13th, 2008     

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leethal Lee Meredith, contributor
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Choose bottle caps that coordinate with the slippers and/or that have special meaning to your recipient.
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Choose bottle caps that coordinate with the slippers and/or that have special meaning to your recipient.

Choose bottle caps that coordinate with the slippers and/or that have special meaning to your recipient.

Photo: Lee Meredith
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When the nail is all the way through, wiggle it around a little to open up the hole.


Buttonhole!

The back sides of the holes are probably sharp with pointy bits of metal sticking out, which could cut the yarn or thread you use to sew on the caps.


Those pointy bits are no good!

So take some rough sandpaper and sand down the hole backs until they aren't so sharp.


It doesn't have to be totally smooth—just sanded enough so it won't cut the yarn or thread.

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Comments (5)

Futchu writes: Can someone send me the instructions in microsoft document?
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Posted: 7:00 pm on September 18th
P8 writes: great idea with the buttons; I am going to try it !

You have been blogged in P8 Buttons & Fabrics: http://kraplap.blogspot.com/
Posted: 12:27 pm on May 5th
rainbowridergrma writes: This is just totally ingenious. I can see lots of possibilities. Thanks!
Posted: 9:35 am on February 24th
samsstuff writes: Cute idea for buttons & simple to make!
Posted: 11:56 pm on February 14th
Toffy writes: Cute slippers and cute buttons. A great idea to use bottle caps and so cute....I do have a suggestion tho'. I would cut a piece of thin cardboard to fit inside the bottle cap, and use a tiny piece of fabric or batting next to the top of the inside of the cap, then push in the cardboard. I would bend over the edges using a pair of pliers. This would then be sanded or checked for rough edges, then poke the holes to sew it on. This way all rough edges from the holes would be taken care of to avoid cutting the threads from use. Slightly more work but could be worth it in the long run.
Posted: 9:44 am on January 28th
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