Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Embellishing with Buttons

I'd like to spend the next few weeks discussing ways to add pizzazz to our crafts. Embellishing is the most common way to succeed with this. And there are lots of ways to embellish!

Buttons are one convenient way to embellish....from glueing them onto boxes to sewing them onto dolls, quilts, totes, clothing and other sewing projects. As you can see below they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They also are made from a variety of materials; plastic, glass, metal and wood are the most common. Below is only a small fraction from my button stash. I've also included a few pictures showing ways buttons can make your sewing projects look more interesting.

Visit for fun patterns to start your embellishing project.

A few buttons from my stash

Primitive Heart button on a curtain tab

Red buttons on wreaths resemble berries

Button eyes on snowman faces

Buttons are an additional layer on these hearts

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