How to Embroider Your Own Buttonscomments (26) March 18th, 2009
Yea! I'm embroidering again! It feels like ages since I've had the chance to post an embroidery project, but as soon as I heard we were doing buttons, I knew I could work my crafty love into the theme. Here are three ways to add embroidery to fabric-covered buttons, turning them from simple button to art piece in less than an hour.
Here's what you'll need:
- Scrap fabric (solids or patterns, whatever you like)
- Circle template or compass and paper
- Embroidery floss (I used six-strand floss for the bunny and flower and pearl cotton floss for the lazy daisies)
- Covered-button kit (I used a 1-1/2-inch button kit)
I used 1-1/2-inch covered-button forms. For a button this size, you will need a circle that's 2-1/2 inches in diameter. If you use a different size button, use the pattern on the back of the package as the guide for the circle you need to draw.
After you make this project, show off your work to other members!
Post your project in the gallery