Friday, September 18, 2020

How To Make Button Art!


Brush up on your hand sewing skills or teach your kids the basis of sewing with this fun and pretty button art!  Using just simple tools, you can create a fun art piece!

Follow along to the full video tutorial too:




This is also a fun way to display a button collection too.  Need a button in a pinch?  Just snip one off!


Here's what you'll need:
  • Embroidery hoop (any size works, I used a 6 inch hoop)
  • Scrap piece of fabric (slightly larger than the hoop)
  • Embroidery floss
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle (I used the same kind you would use for cross stitching)
  • Buttons!  Any size, shape, and color works great!


Here's how to make it!
  • Pull the inner ring out of the embroidery hoop.
  • Stretch fabric across the inner ring nice and taut and place the outer ring over it and tighten the screw at the top.
  • Trim any excess from the edges.
  • Trim a piece of embroidery floss several inches long.
  • Using the tapestry needle, sew a button to the fabric and tie a tight, strong knot to the back.
  • Repeat until the front is covered in buttons, any design you like.
  • Trim or glue fabric edges so they are neatly hidden.
  • Your art is now ready to hang!


Happy crafting!


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