February 6, 2010

FS Embroidered Button Swap

Embroidered Button Swap
1. Monica's, 2. Redheads!, 3. embroidered button swap - bunnies, 4. Embroidered buttons

swap update: thanks for all your emails - **sign-up has now closed**

update: Feb 13th - link

Hello and welcome to our first ever swap here on Feeling Stitchy! If you love fabric buttons and embroidery, like me, then this is the swap for you! Here’s how to join – Please email me at feelingstitchyswap(at)live.co.uk with the following information ...

Your name

Your address

Your email address

Your blog, flickr address, twitter id …

A little bit about yourself and your crafts, sewing, fabric style, etc (and if you have any allergies as we are sending chocs/sweets!)

Your gift-wrapped parcel should contain –
A set of 6 hand embroidered buttons (any size or style you fancy), some craft supplies (for example, threads, ribbons, vintage buttons, etc) and a little chocolate or sweet treat.

Some dates …
Sign up deadline is Wednesday 17th February * sign up has now closed as we have reached 60 members *(only by email to - feelingstitchyswap(at)live.co.uk) I will then post details of who's sending to who here on Saturday 20th February.

You will then receive your partner’s info by Wednesday 24th Feb and should mail your parcel no later than 19th March 2010

Please be aware that you may have to ship international, as this swap is open to all ;)

Grab a badge for your blog here

More swap info! ...

The swap will be open to a max of 60 people - I will try to email you back asap, but please expect a little delay in receiving reply emails from me.

You will be sending to and receiving from the same person - so please find out more about your partner via email and by visiting blogs etc.

Please check back here for any swap updates over the next few weeks.

Feel free to add your work in progress photos to the embroidery pool, but please tag any wip and finished photos with “fsswap” so we can find you!

If you do have any questions please ask them over here at the flickr embroidery group and I will get back to you asap.


Some useful links
Tutorials …
Amy’s embroidered button tutorial
Pimp Stitch embroidered button tutorial with Amy Cluck’s sweet mini button patterns
Inspiration …
Embroidered button flickr group

I will be back next Saturday with an update, some more tutorial links and some embroidered button finds to inspire you all - Happy Stitching x

oh and please tweet and blog about the swap to spread the word - thanks x


  1. Oh how cool! Sent you an email and blogged about the swap!

  2. Oh! I am so excited about this! I am totally in!

  3. I wont be participation, But i did want to say your beads look fantastic. I really like the french knot ones. Fantastic!!

    Have fun with your swap

    Ann Flowers

  4. Hi, I would like to join in, Kate x

  5. Sounds like fun - I;ve just sent you an email.

    I'll blog about it too!

  6. Great idea! I just sent my email to enter the swap :) The example buttons in the picture are so freaking cute!

  7. well, since you included my little bunbuns in your post, it would be a shame for me to not join in! hopefully i will have better luck with this batch of buttons. those super sweet bunny buttons were lost along the way...all that arrived to the swap momma was a rudely opened envelope (and she still sent buttons back to me...how awesome is that?)!
    off to send in my info now...

  8. Oh I like this! It's very tempting, but I'm wondering if I can start a swedish subgroup to your swap group. Would that be possible? I have a swedish pattern blog where my friend and I have had swaps before.

  9. I'm not sure if I'm joining yet [my luck, I'll wait too long]. I have some buttons that I started a few months ago that need a home. I have no idea what to do with them. They're just super fun to make. Are there going to be more swaps if I miss this one?

  10. I'm sure there will be more swaps in the future ;) i'm having such fun with this one!

    Cathy - I've added you to the list, but haven't received your email as yet?

    med nål och tråd – hej, that sounds like a wonderful idea! I will message you now x

  11. sam, i just sent it again, and i also sent it to the email addy on your website...i hope that you get it! if not, let me know!!
    thanks for adding me to the swap already. :)
    xx, cathy

  12. I have just discovered this - may I join in.......? What a lovely different idea.

  13. Hi Julie, I'm afraid we're full for this round, but I'm sure we will be hosting another one in the near future ;)