Friday, January 3, 2020

Day 3 : Button Moon

One Button a Day 2020 by Gina Barrett - Day 3: Button Moon

Day 3: Button Moon

For this button, I first covered a two part button mould (36L)with cotton fabric, using a machine, I then worked the needle weaving using the most gorgeous Japanese silk thread gifted to me. It is the perfect weight for something like this and reflects the light perfectly. I then added the small padded area of cotton fabric. 

The additional work and padded area has increased the size of the button a little, adding about 2mm. That's something that needs to always be considered with and worked buttons, so I always recommend that if you are making your own to work your buttonholes after you have finished the buttons. 

If I were to do this again, I think I would try adding the padding first, as it was quite difficult doing it in the order I worked it!

This finished button is about 25mm / 40L / 1"

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