MAKE A… FABRIC COVERED BUTTON
Transform your stitching into a wearable work of art.
Use this chart to stitch over two threads if working on evenweave or over one thread if working on aida
START by making a card template, draw a circle around your design which is 1cm larger than the diameter of your button. Then cut out and use the template to cut out a circle of evenweave.
CUT two lengths of sewing cotton, work a gathering stitch around the circumference of your fabric, about 0.5cm from the fabric edge. Leave both tail ends free and unknotted.
PLACE the design face down. Place the button in the centre of the fabric. Pull the two tail ends of the gathering thread, and gather the fabric around the button. Knot the thread to secure.
PLACE the flat button washer over the button shank and press firmly to secure. Use a glue gun to secure the covered buttons to the safety pin and cut out a couple of felt leaves to decorate.