I need to make some quick fabric covered buttons to decorate my recycle bag and I am thinking of placing a mini ric rac on it. Thank goodness, the button maker comes handy to my crafty possess.
Since July 4th is less than a month away, I am swirled in getting my fabric covered buttons done in red-white-blue theme. Don’t call me patriot, I am not an American and I am not living in USA either, but, I have to confess that I always wanted a chance to have a short term stay abroad, USA is on the top of the list of my dream countries. Actually, I made them with only 1 simple reason: because I love these colors.
I found some scrap fabrics of white star with blue background in my fabric scrap which is so perfect for my idea. Then, I hollowed out my lace/ribbon storage box and found a short length of mini red ric rac that I am going to experiment with, excite!!!! The result in less than 30 minutes…… little cute red-white-blue fabric covered buttons with star pattern and red ric rac on top…. I can either pin or sew on my tote bag.
Instead of using the fabric covered buttons as a “button” only, you can make them into:
(some of these need either to remove or to bend the button shank in order to attach better)
1. Hair band: Tie the elastic on the shank
2. Hair pin: Glue the button on bobby pin or barrette
3. Headband: Sew or glue some buttons on the headband
4. Bookmark/paper clip: Glue the button on a big paper clip
5. Fridge Magnet: Glue the button on a magnet
6. Brooch: change the shank to a brooch pin