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.
9 thoughts on “Loving…button heart pillow”
Love the vintage feel of the “button-ed” heart, Danielle! It goes great with your “Love” pillow.
Also, thank you for the tip about the Frixion pen. I will have to check whether any of the craft/sewing stores in my neighborhood carry it.
Thanks Anya. Just keep an eye out for any “erasable” pens – any kind should hopefully do the trick.
I love that idea – and it really does look stunning! I would never even attempt to make one, so will have to keep my eyes open for one at the shops! Well done!
Thanks Gaelyn! You should give it a bash! Otherwise, if the pillow is going to be used for purely decorative purposes, maybe you can stick the buttons on with craft or fabric glue? Just put a plastic bag or cling-wrap inside the pillow so that the glue doesn’t seep through to the other side.
I’m a huge button lover, this turned out beautiful! We would love to have you share this at our Saturday Link Party. Each link will be shown on two blogs, Made From Pinterest and Bakerette! It starts Fridays at 3pm, hope we see you there!
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This is so cool! I have a new nephew (2 weeks old) and since his surname is Button, something like this would be such a cute present. Thanks for the great blog 🙂
Congrats on the new addition, and I love the surname!