Saturday, February 7, 2009

Tie your Buttons On

Originally posted 12/20/08 on and

This simple solution shows you how to put art buttons on your garments and also be able to take them off easily. You will be able to wash your coats and sweaters without your art buttons attached and they won’t get damaged.

Start with an art button. A needle with a large eye. Make sure the needle fits through the button holes. 18" of ribbon for each button to match your garment.

Thread your needle with your ribbon. From the back side of your garment, mine is a chenille coat, bring your needle through to the front of your garment.

Take the needle through both button holes then back through your garment to the inside.

Take your needle off of the ribbon and tie in a pretty bow.
Ta Da! You're done.
Now when you wear your coat open you see a pretty ribbon tied in a bow.
When you need to wash your garment, untie bow take off the button & ribbon and wash.
You can easily re-attach your art button again after cleaning.
It takes maybe 2 minutes, tops.

Option #2
If you're not into pretty bows try this.
Use 8" of ribbon threaded onto your needle for each button. Start on the outside of your garment. Take the needle through one of the buttonholes and garment, then back up through the garment and other buttonhole. Tie in a knot.

For more dimension add a bead on top of the button using the same directions as above, then tie off using an overhand knot.


WTF Store said...

What a great idea! And those buttons are too cute - who doesn't love rainbows?