How to be Creative with your Button Collection!

Hi Everyone,

As a sewer you will know only too well how easy it is to gather a button collection!

I love buttons and find that the right button can sometimes make an outfit! I therefore also love buying and collecting buttons!

But what happens when you get so many or just want to be creative with a bunch of buttons that you have in your sewing box?

TIP: If you’re looking for the perfect gift to make for your sewing friend then you will want to watch this video!

I reveal how you can be creative with your button collection in the video below:

Please leave me a comment below, I would love to hear what you have to say about this sewing tip and any other great ideas you have for buttons!

Next video tip coming soon: ‘How to make a sewing weight!’

Happy Sewing,

Maree Pigdon Sewing Classes

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5 Responses to “How to be Creative with your Button Collection!”

  1. Maree says:

    Here are the instructions on how to make the button bracelet. Thanks very much to Jean for sending through exactly how she made my lovely bracelet!

    Step 1. Use hat elastic, cut to the desired length.
    Step 2. Gather buttons with some sort of theme. For Jean she used treasure buttons that she had collected which meant something to her and also to the person (me!) whom the bracelet was made for!
    Step 3. Thread the buttons onto the elastic and doubled them, put a small button on top of a larger button, which gives a richer effect and more substance.
    Step 4. Make it to the desired length and tie it off at the end. It is a good idea to use your own wrist as a template to help with sizing.

    Jean’s other tips are:

    * The sky is the limit as to which buttons you use.

    * You could make a necklace the same way with very fine ribbon or thread.

    Thanks Jean! I hope this helps you all make lovely bracelets and necklaces from your button collection!

    Happy sewing,
    Maree

  2. Maree says:

    Thanks Georgie! I have asked my very good friend Jean who made my special button bracelet for me for exactly how she made it! I will post it up here very soon!

    Happy Sewing,
    Maree

  3. Georgie says:

    Hi Maree,

    Love this idea as I have several boxes of buttons but please send us the
    instructions on how to make them.

    regards
    Georgie

  4. Maree says:

    Thanks Helen, I will send some instructions through very soon!

    Happy Sewing,
    Maree

  5. HELEN fORREST says:

    Hi Maree, great idea but I would have liked instructions on how to assemble a bracelet. keep up the great work– regards– Helen Forrest

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