Saturday, September 6, 2008

Giveaway time! And a mini tutorial

Hey! Last post was my 100th post! Leave a comment on this post to be in the draw for my giveaway.

I am giving away:

- a handmade pincushion similar to the last one I made but bigger and better

- a handmade Christmas decoration (an angel)

- some chocolate.

I made this pillowcase dress last week and happened to have a matching ribbon lying around. Fate??

And here is the how-to on the button kit.

First off, I bought this kit on etsy. I bought this particular size, the 3/4 inch because I'm not so great with fiddly little things. I figured I could practice with the big size then get smaller if I needed to.

In the kit you get the mould, the pusher and 10 button tops and backs.

TOOLS (l to r: scissors, mould, pusher, button top and button back, fabric scrap)

Cut your fabric to size, be sure to leave enough fabric so that you can fold it over to properly cover the front. (Trust me) You can leave it fairly big and trim later.

Lay your mould down first, then your fabric on top of that. Try to line up the fabric so it's central in the mould. Then put the button top on top of that.

Push them in.

Trim if needed

Push the back on top of the fabric and make sure the button top is covered in fabric and you can't see any metal.

Push with the button pusher.

Ta-da! That's it. SO simple!


Ruth said...

Oh that does look easy...shhh, don't tell Dh what I'm about to do on etsy ;-)

Congrats on your 100th post too, Selina. I enjoy your blog and seeing what you get up to.

Susan Cahill said...

Congrats on 100 posts, a wonderful milestone! Please throw my name in the hat for the giveaway, I am in great need of a new oincushion.
Your tutorials are great, keep up the good work.
Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

quitecontrary1977 said...

big congrats on the 100th blog post..where to find a button pusher?

Car said...

Congrat on a 100 posts :) like the look of the button maker... but no I must not buy anything today.

Off to the FQ shop :whistle: