- 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
- assorted buttons
- 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.
- Put your fabric into the embroidery hoop, making sure it is centered and stretched nice and tight.
- 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!
- 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.
- Thread your needle and start sewing your buttons onto the fabric.
- When your letter is complete, trim and glue the excess fabric in the same manner as the giant cross-stitched letters.