Tuesday, September 25, 2012
B is for Button
Letter 'B' Button Canvas:
I started with an 8x10 canvas and covered it with 1/2 a fat quarter from Stampin' Up!
Use your handy dandy staple gun to secure the fabric.
Then gather some buttons (I found these at Hobby Lobby in the sewing section) & adhere in desired pattern- great activity to get your kiddos involved in...as long as they're not tempted to snack on the buttons:)
I added a felt applique element at the top and stamped directly on the fabric with Staz On ink and a Stampin' Up! stamp set that I love- it was just perfect for this!
Hoping it brings smiles to Benjamin- it was made with love & Livy's "hep":)
Button Burp Cloths & Receiving Blanket:
I discovered the most perfect button print for these, of course in my favorite Stampin' Up! 'Sew Suite' trio of fat quarters. A fat quarter makes 2 lovely burp cloths or 1 receiving blanket; I then backed these with soft white minky for Benjamin's sweet face:)
These were simply made using the handy dandy "uh 1, uh 2, uh 3, uh 4" method: 'wash, iron, cut & sew'. I rounded the corners by running my handy dandy rotary cutter around a jar lid- easy:) Then pin wrong sides together and stitch, leaving a peep hole to flip inside out. Then top stitch around the edges to seal the peep hole and ensure the edges lay flat. Done! (So sorry there's no pic! I totally neglected to snap one...grrrrr...)
TIP: If replicating this project, ensure that your fabrics are washed with 'free & clear' for baby's comfort:)
Thanks for stopping by,