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Topic: Embroidered Buttons (test run)  (Read 444 times)
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mad_dancer
« on: December 31, 2012 01:12:48 PM »

I did a test run on embroidering buttons this past week. Embroidered buttons seemed like a good project for someone like me who has an extremely short attention span and low amounts of free time.



It was more challenging than I thought. Because there are so few stitches on each button, it is important that each stitch looks flawless. Obviously that didnt happen with mine. The first one I did was the cross, which took about ten minutes. Its just lazy daisy stitches with a french knot. I like the concept and may do it again with more care so my stitches aren't crooked.

The owl was the second one I did. It came out ok, but I had trouble executing the french knot eyes, so my thread became frayed by the time I did the beak. I would like to try that same image again with smaller thread (maybe 2 or 3 count). I used back stitch for the outline of the body and wings, whipping it where the wing and body meet.

The cross I designed myself, the owl came from Pimp Stitch.
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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2012 11:52:41 PM »

They're cute I love the wee owl and I think they're lovely and you should definitely do more.
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2013 06:09:45 AM »

Cute! When I made them I had a problem making sure the stitching was lined up with the button. You did a great job.
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