Tutorial: Fabric Covered Buttons

Posted 12-2-2013 at 12:22 PM by Banana Cat

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I like crafty things. Even better, I like an excuse to buy crafty things. So the last time I was ordering from KAM Snaps, I noticed that they now have do-it-yourself fabric covered button kits and, oh hey, they randomly ended up in my shopping cart along with the snaps I actually needed. I immediately tried them out as soon as my daughter went to bed, and was shocked at how absolutely FAST you can make these—less than a minute per button, and you can use them in a million different ways. The equipment to make these is tiny, and your local fabric or craft store probably has button making kits as well.

Supplies:

 

  • Fabric scraps—this is a great way to use up small scraps that are sitting around taking up space, not that I know this from experience or anything…
  • Buttons and button making kit—you should have a round button front, a button back, a small, flexible plastic “bowl” and something similar to a plastic thimble in your kit.
  • Scissors—for cutting things
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Tutorial: Easy Reversible Burp Cloths

Posted 09-11-2013 at 09:38 AM by Banana Cat

It’s Use Up The Scraps In The Fabric Bin Week! I have a large amount of virgin, uncut flannel and minky half-yards boxed up in a corner of the apartment. You see, months ago I had some grand plan to make the most amazing…um…sewing…project…thing…yeah. I’ve completely forgotten what it was. But since I have a baby on the way—it’s time to make burp cloths! This is a really easy, quick project you can whip up at the last minute for a neat little baby shower gift.

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A pile of fabric: A happy sight. The credit card bill: Not so much.

 

Step 1

Download the pattern here, or trace an existing burp cloth you have.