Sewing Challenge - Week Four
I like the look of threaded, tied-on-top buttons. It does not take long to get the hang of tying the thread. I will show you how you can do this and save thread at the same time.
1. Get your supplies ready. You will need embroidery floss, a craft needle, and lot of buttons. Thread all stands of embroidery floss through the needle.
2. Hold the button in one hand and sew down through the hold of the button.
3. Pull the embroidery floss through until you have a tail approximately 1.5" long. Hold it snuggly between your thumb and the button.
4. Sew up through the hole on the right, pull the thread tight (but not too tight).
5. Sew down through the hole on the left, pulling the thread again.
6. Sew up through the hole on the top pulling the thread.
7. Hole the tail firmly between your thumb and your middle finger, placing the button top against your finger. Wrap the long thread around your finger.
8. Pass the needle under the thread that is wrapped around your finger to tie a knot.
9. Pull it tight. Again, hold the tail firmly between your thumb and your middle finger, placing the button top against your finger. Wrap the long thread around your finger. Pass the needle under the thread that's wrapped around your finger to tie a double knot.
10. Thread the next button and leave an inch between buttons and repeat the process. You can thread all your buttons in a row and then trim the threads at the end.
11. Use a glue dot to adhere the buttons to the flowers and another glue dot to adhere the flower to the page.
Give it a try. Happy sewing!