Saturday

Button, Button, Who Has The Button

You know that little jar you have filled with odd buttons, well here’s a way to use them. It only takes a few stray buttons and some embroidery floss to make these cute napkins.
What You Need
Buttons, embroidery floss, thread (in the color of the fruit you want to create)
Standard sewing needle
Embroidery needle
Fabric napkins
Embroidery hoop (optional)
Fabric pen

Lets Make Them! Lay out your design on the napkin, arranging the buttons in place (mark with a disappearing-ink fabric pen if necessary), then sew on the first button, using matching thread. (For easier stitching, you may want to use an embroidery hoop.) Sew on the remaining buttons. Using the disappearing-ink fabric pen, lightly mark out the leaf or stem of the fruit or vegetable. Stitch along the pen marks, using embroidery floss and a classic chain stitch or a stem stitch. To make a stem stitch (which works well for stems), working from left to right, make standard, slightly slanted stitches along the line, keeping the thread below the needle. For leaves, use a satin stitch, making straight (not slanted) stitches, each touching the next, across the width of the leaf. That’s it! Ta Daa

41 comments:

Karen said...

Just lovely...how creative!

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

I love these! Thats an adorable project and not really even (that) hard. Even for someone like me..

Tracy

Lin said...

Oooh, I LOVE those! Why don't you just make them for me??? I like that idea better. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Waste not, want not. Clever idea.

Chatty Crone said...

Now that's a darn good idea! sandie

Jasmine Iris said...

these are adorable! :]

Dee said...

Cute..I may be able to handle this one. :)

hipchic~cynde said...

These are so fabulous! Thanks for sharing. I love your new button for your blog by the way :)

Sherry said...

This is the cutest idea. I love that you can recycle vintage buttons with these. You have a lot of interesting stuff on your websites. I love the meditation video. Thanks for visiting.

Createology said...

Very sweet and well done. Happy creating...

LDH said...

So nice visiting with you, Katherine! Sweet place you have here and very cute button napkin idea.

Thank you for stopping by my place and leaving your comment!

Kindly, ldh

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I love this! It looks completely adorable!

Liza said...

These are adorable...and perhaps even do-able for a ten-thumb-er like me.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

These are just too cute, love the idea-thanks!

Gypsy Heart said...

I love these! Thanks so much for sharing ~

Brightest blessings,
Pat

Pamela said...

Great idea!! And i love buttons!!
Pamela from French Buttons

Tammy said...

Just beautiful...wish I liked the needle and thread. :)

Mary Ann said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment. I adore your blog header and background, so elegant.

Valerie @ itsonly100pounds said...

These napkins are very cute. You have great ideas!

Kittie Howard said...

What a great idea! Thanks!!

MosaicMagpie said...

So sweet! I love cloth napkins.
Debbie

Henley on the Horn said...

How adorable! You are much more creative than I am!

Jenni said...

What a sweet idea!!! So glad I stumbled across your blog! PS-Im having a giveaway for a beautiful carafe on my blog!

Mimi said...

HI!!!
I sooooLOVE LOVE those!!!!
let me tell you my button story!!!!I have collected buttons for years, you know all those extra buttons attached to all the clothes you buy, well I would put them in the bathroom drawer in a little box, and then one day they went into a jar, well my Granddaughter found that jar and knowing that was an unsafe thing for her to like I hid them well hid so well, I cannot find them, every now and then I go on a button search, and I just cannot find them, I am a NEAT NICK, so they are not hid by clutter, I just flat out hid them well, I am thinking in my gut, some where high and I just cannot see them!!!!But if and when or I may go buy some --so I can make those!!!!
Cute!!!!
hugs,
jamie

Sherri said...

How creative you are and I just love all of them! Thanks for sharing!

Healing Woman said...

Love those little button napkins. I just became a follower.

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Katherine, What a sweet idea, just the inspiration I need to make some napkins. Thank you for visiting my blog and becoming a new follower. I'm now following your lovely blog. I'm so happy to have found you!
Hugz,
Kim

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Those are just about the cutest napkins ever!! I must make a set of cherries for my 50's loving friend!!
Thanks so much for sharing the idea!!

Lynn

Angela said...

Thank you for coming by and for following. I love the buttons added to the napkins, such a sweet touch!!
Angela

Valerie said...

What a great idea! These are so cute and creative. I might have to try to make them!

xo
Valerie

Cinnamonstitch said...

That is so adorable, Im going to try that with some of those buttons I have collected. Thank you for sharing your great idea,,Come by and see me,Im following you now. Have a great day

Coleen said...

ohhhhhhh.how darling! I just love these!!

Heart Hugs,
Coleen

Natasha said...

I wish I could sew neatly but I would make a real mess of this. Fabulous idea though!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Natalie said...

those are so cute!

The Happy Homemaker said...

What a sweet idea!this will be a fun project for my youngest daughter and me to do this summer!

Sherry said...

What a wonderful idea, I would love to make some of these. I will make a note to remind myself and I also became a follower of your blog. Thanks for sharing.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

thank you for stopping by, I love your blog, I took a bite of the chocolate cake and well, now I am hooked, I am a follower!

Carol

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Bossy Betty said...

What a cute idea!

abitosunshine said...

How cute and clever!

WobiSobi said...

These are so cute.. Thank you Katherine for becoming a follower. I am following you in return. I am equally as excited to see what you do. Have a wonderful Weekend. Hugs, Anne