Who is up for some inspiration for the upcoming weekend? Of course sewing related....
Remember my Gingham Mae blouse i posted about here? Well i did a schmancy thing and added some matching fabric covered buttons to the button down back. You know, i gotta tell ya, this button down back on the Mae blouse, is just as much a pretty f***ing cool feature as the scalloped neckline, so it deserves just as much attention, so why not make it even more spesh! Yeah!
I did promise i would share a tutorial on how you can easily create your own spesh buttons on your Mae blouse, so before we start here is a heads up. You can use whatever fabric takes your fancy, matching or contract works, but just an FYI, a thicker fabric won't work the best with the fabric covered buttons, so stay away from it, OK? Or you will have shit buttons.
Are ya ready? OK... lets do this:
Make your buttonholes.
Gather all your supplies for making your fabric covered buttons, such as:
5/8'' fabric covered button kit (You can pick these up in most, if not all sewing shops)
1/8 yards of fabric of your choice (Remember you can use matching fabric or contrast fabric, go wild!)
Needle and thread
Cut 7 2''x 2'' fabric squares from your chosen fabric.
|Yeah i know there is only 4 in the photo, |
but you cut 7!
Centre the button shell with the fabric wrong side up and with the rounded side of the button shell facing down in the centre of the fabric.
Hold the fabric firmly and press the button shell into the mold.
You can trim the extra fabric around the sides, but i just left mine and it worked just fine!
Tuck/squish the fabric into the button shell.
Place the button back over the tucked/squished fabric.
Press down firmly with the pusher to snap it in place, you will hear a soft click, if you don't press harder :)
You're all done! All you need to do now is sew those beauties on!
How easy is that? So easy!
Now go forth and cover your buttons, my friends!
The Mae sew-along starts next Wednesday the 11th September! I hope you all have marked your calendars and are dreaming of what to buy with your prizes if you win!
Have a fabulous weekend everyone!