Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Creative Heirloom Buttons

This article from Threads talks about vintage buttons and additional ways to make them.

In "Make Your Own Heirloom Buttons", Threads #169, Nancy Nehring explained how to create four heirloom button styles: the Dorset crosswheel, the lace shirtwaist, the cord toggle, and the cord monkey's fist. The article introduced the basic processes for making the traditional versions of these four buttons. The variations shown here add interest to your heirloom buttons.


How to Bead a Motif Using a Template

How to Bead a Motif Using a Template
Beautifully beaded motifs can be applied to any garment. This type of embellishment can quickly transform an otherwise uninteresting look to a uniquely distinctive one.   Read more at http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/32678/how-to-bead-a-motif-using-a-template

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