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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Button Techniques

Came across this tutorial and thought it was perfect for a Tuesday tutorial. You can find the original post here

Option 1: Stitching a button to your project. For this technique, you will need a piece of paper, a paper piercer, a button, and a needle threaded with your favorite embroidery floss or thread. Place the button on the paper in its final location and then use the paper piercer to poke holes through the holes of the button. Knot the thread of the button and then starting from the backside stitch the button to your paper. (Example: Large yellow button stitched to half circle on completed layout below.)

Option 2: Faux Button Tying. For this option you will need a button, thread, and a glue dot. Thread the twine or embroidery floss through one hole in the front of the button. Come up through the back of the second hole and tie a knot in the thread. Then tie a bow. Attach the button to the project with a glue dot. (Example: Yellow button tied to twine wrapped around pattern paper border in the completed layout below.)
Option 2 (b) Faux Button Knotting. Follow the instructions for Option 2 but instead of tying the thread into a bow, just make a knot and trim off the excess with scissors. Again, mount the button on your project with a glue dot. (Example: Small green buttons found on distressed diamond die cut border on completed layout below.)
Option 3: Button Tied Through the Back. Repeat the steps found in this last two options, but this time thread the floss through both holes in the front. You can tie the thread/floss/twine to another item, such as a ribbon in this example. (Example: The yellow button tied to the brown ribbon in the completed layout below.)
A Note: The Four-Hole Button. Thread the floss through both holes on the front, and then bring each thread through the backside of the two remaining holes. You can knot or tie the thread into a bow and then adhere it to your project with a glue dot.

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