Sunday, April 11, 2010

Use Craft Buttons for Embroidery Trim and Fabric Art

Craft buttons are getting prettier, and more intriguing for use on fabric crafts and fabric art.  If you have been looking at buttons lately, you may be surprised to find figural buttons for animals, butterflies, birds, and even faces.  These craft buttons are good accents for needlework crafts and fabric arts.

We occasionally find some craft buttons at a thrift store, and buy any we find just to accent pillows or use on embroidery projects or wall hangings.

Find some craft buttons, then find a project to use them.  If you have an embroidery project, do the embroidery first, then arrange the buttons to make a pleasing display.

Buy craft buttons the next time you see them at a bargain, and save them for a future fabric art project.

You can find lots of uses for craft buttons on needlework crafts, but be sure to consider that some ideas are not very practical.  Use on pillowcases should be restricted to an area where you do not intend to lay your head, unless you can sleep on buttons or don't mind marks on your face. The same is true for pillows you want to use.  Decorative pillows are a great place for craft buttons, and wall hangings are ideal.  Purses, totes and handbags are a good place for craft buttons, too.  Design your own items and create your personal style with needlework crafts and the use of fancy buttons.

See you soon with more needlework crafts, sewing and stitching fun.


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