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« on: May 27, 2008 08:54:44 AM »

I saw these video game cross-stitched pins and went, "hm."
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=229259.0

some googling got me this fabric covered button tutorial:
http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/2007/03/thumb-tack-tutorial.html

Thus:


back:


action! Mario leaps for the 1up life, but fails!


ed: shaky hands steadied! clearer photos up.

I used 3/4'' buttons and 3/4'' magnets underneath, and 22 count Aida cloth. Unfortunately, I didn't realize you should use 1 strand of floss with that high count of cloth, and I tried 2 (badly knotted) sprites before I gave up and did more googling.

Trying to center the pictures on the button covers was a pain, and I really needed more cloth to pull over the buttons than was suggested by the box's instructions. Hence, they aren't centered.

Had planned to make more, but I was frankly going cross-eyed between the sewing and counting pixels on my screen.

Time to scotch guard them.
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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2008 10:07:50 AM »

ooh i love them! i dig the action shot too! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2008 01:13:24 PM »

too awesome.. i want to make some!
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2008 11:13:59 AM »

Love the old school Mario!!!!
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love it love it !! great idea
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Same as everyone else...LOVE IT!
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