February 20, 2010

swap update and tutorial

Here’s a list of all the swap partners in the embroidered button swap –
If you have not received an email from me then please let me know and I’ll send the details again.
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And as mentioned last week here’s a tutorial for using Prym cover buttons, which you might find useful if stitching French knots, or any other delicate stitches that you don’t fancy squashing in a button mould!
It took me a while to get the hang of this type of cover button, but the nice thing with these is that you can easily take the back off and reposition the fabric is needed.
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If anyone has any tips they'd like to share for this type of cover button then please feel free to add a comment below.
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This example shows how to make a little French knot sheep button ... (click 'full' to enlarge tutorial)

11 comments:

  1. great tute Sam - i've never manage to get on with these buttons but i will try again soon!

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  2. I've added your link now Mary - thank you x

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  3. The sheep button is cute!

    Sam, would you mind replacing the link to my flickr account with the one to my blog? (This is Janalyn). Thanks.

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  4. Yay! This is so cute! Thanks so much for sharing this, I'll be linking.

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  5. OK, I feel silly asking this. You said that you can easily pop the back off, but...how? My fabric is bunched, and I'd rather fix this one than start all over on it...

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  6. Hi Mollie, just get a sharp knife under the rim and it will pop back off (mind your fingers though!)

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  7. Great tutorial, thanks! I like the play by play pictures embedded too. Really visually informative!

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