Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Emroidery Hoop Wall Art: Button Letters

The second set of letters I worked on in my Embroidery Hoop project was the button letters. These were quick and easy to make, and they turned out so cute!

  • 1 embroidery hoop (for this part, I used 5" circles)
  • 1 square of cotton cloth, cut about 3 inches bigger than your hoop on all sides
  • pencil
  • assorted buttons
  • thread
  • needle
  1. Before doing anything, figure out what you want your letter to look like. Because I was using different styles and colors of buttons, I kept the style of the letter simple.
  2. Put your fabric into the embroidery hoop, making sure it is centered and stretched nice and tight.
  3. Using a pencil, lightly sketch your letter onto the fabric. If you make a mistake, it is possible to get the pencil markings out, but that would require washing the fabric, so try to get it right the first time!

  4. Lay your buttons on top of the pencil sketch. Play around with different arrangements until you get one you like. If you have a digital camera or a camera on your cell phone, take a picture of the button arrangement. Otherwise, transfer them to a counter, tabletop, etc, being sure to keep them in the right order.

  5. Thread your needle and start sewing your buttons onto the fabric.

  6. When your letter is complete, trim and glue the excess fabric in the same manner as the giant cross-stitched letters.

Tomorrow: Stenciled Letters

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