Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Inquiring Minds Want To Know

**This tutorial is intended for personal use only.**

I received a question from Cheryl Lynn asking how to attach a jeans button to the center of a flower pin. I'm sure that some of you were wondering the same. I thought that I would show you with a few pictures. It seems that the indention between the top and bottom of the button is the perfect place to hide the mechanics of a pin.

With needle and thread, take a running stitch along the bottom edge of the petals.


Gather petals into a circle. Pull tight, making sure that the gathered edges fall into the indention between the top and bottom of the button. Tie off securely. Clip thread.


The bottom of the button will show on the back. You may choose to cover it with a piece of felt before attaching a pin back or leave it as is to show that it is a recycled jeans button.


The perfect embellishment for a recycled denim handbag!


Take care, everyone!

Aloha!

14 comments:

sweetiepie said...

Lettie, you are so clever!!! That is such a cute flower too. Perfect for a denim tote.

Thanks for sharing.

Sandra said...

I noticed this the other day and wondered how you had done it. LOL. Very creative! I love your site.

Jackie said...

Never thought of that when I was looking at it the other day. But now it all makes sense. Great idea!

Craftpassion said...

Bravo!!! I never thought of that, I thought you disembled the jean button and glued them on the fabric. What a clever idea!!!

Cheryl Lynn Hirzel said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to answer my question and show us all how you used those buttons!

Tolentreasures said...

Love the pin, I was wondering the same thing. Hmmmm, another project to add to the list. Just finished all my coasters. Thanks for the inspiration!

Cathy

flavia said...

caaaaarinooooo!
ciao
Flavia

SG said...

Thanks again for sharing your great ideas!

Clare said...

I love all your tutorials!

ivoryspring said...

Lettie,

Long time no chat - you never cease to amaze me! What a cool way to embellish a flower!

Ann said...

Lettie, That makes sense. I figured that you glued them on with some super strong glue! Thanks for sharing yet another great tip. ~Ann

Elly D said...

Another great tutorial Lettie, thank you.. (You have an award to collect if you wish on my blog :)) Elly

Suze said...

Very clever! Thanks for sharing.

Lorraine said...

Wonderful. Thanks for the lesson!