I bought a packet of white and cream buttons from a charity shop, and couldn’t figure out what to do with them. I eventually decided to sew them onto a pillow cover for our spare bedroom.
What will you need:
- a pillow/scatter cushion cover of your choice, or some fabric to sew up into a cover later.
- a selection of buttons
- needle and thread (I used embroidery thread)
- embroidery hoop
- heart template (mine was printed onto an A4 sheet)
- pencil or Frixion marker
First off, if you are a sewer or crafter I can really recommend that you buy a Frixion marker (by Pilot). You can find them at most stationery or craft stores. The ink disappears when heated, so you can trace any pattern onto fabric or paper, then blast it with a hair-dryer, and it disappears!
Print out the heart template, cut around the edges and trace onto your cover or fabric. You can also trace the pattern by taping the paper and cover onto a window or piece of glass. After that you’re able to sew on the buttons to fill up the space (this is where an embroidery hoop really helps). Don’t pull too tightly between the buttons, otherwise the fabric will pucker. When you’re done you can put the cover in the washing machine (gentle cycle) to wash off the pencil outline if neccessary.
If you like my “LOVE” cross-stitch cover, you can find the original post here.