Thursday, August 1, 2013

Tutorial: Button holder for the fabric necklace

 Anleitung auf DE findet Ihr hier

Do you remember that fabric necklace I made here? Did you also make one with many many buttons that are flying all over the place? Here is a solution to keep them in one place. It looks nice and animates the child to click them on in the frame. Very quick and easy to make!

You will need:

- a wooden picture frame 21 x 30 cm - I painted mine
- piece of fabric
- piece of embroidery stabilizer
- transfer pen for fabric
- sewing machine set for free motion embroidery
- snaps that are matching your buttons

1. Take the frame apart and use the paper that is in the frame as a stencil/ guide for the drawing. Arrange your buttons on that piece of paper and draw your stems and leaves.

2. Tape your drawing onto a window and tape your fabric over it. Trace the drawing onto the fabric and free motion the traced lines. Use the stabilizer under your fabric while sewing. Additionally, I attached some ribbon for a bow on the bottom.

3. Install your snaps at the end of each stem... and make a pretty bow. Leave the stabilizer on. It will add extra stability to the fabric.

4. Place the fabric taught into the frame and stabilize the back with the glass / plexi glass that was in the front of the picture frame. Attach your buttons and smile:-)


  1. wow, eine tolle Idee!

    GLG Vroni

  2. Oh, sieht das hübsch aus! Toll!
    Vielen Dank für die Anleitung!
    LG Karin


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