Disclaimer: I don’t generally make things to wear. I think this may be because in my twenty-something years I have yet to really find my “style,” so making myself something that I would actually put on seems like a stretch. But I keep seeing fabric covered button earrings everywhere, and they seemed pretty cute and doable! Jewelry I can handle.
This tutorial was really useful! I only had really big buttons at home, but I figured that it would be a good trial run in case I mess it up (which, let’s be honest, is highly possible!).
Here is a (very) brief capture of the process in pictures:
They look cute, but they are definitely not wear-worthy! I learned a few things:
- Glue gun (vs. white glue) may work better
- Smaller buttons, fo sho
- Careful when stretching out the fabric because pattern may get distorted
- Be cautious of uniform cotton dispersion, otherwise you get this:
Live ‘n learn. I’ll be trying this again once I get my hands on some smaller buttons.