Home Decor Accessories

Create Covered Buttons with a Button Kit

Create Covered Buttons using Gross Grain Ribbon

I love to accent pillows and bedding with when I create covered buttons.  This is the least inexpensive way to add professional looking accents to your DIY Projects.  I can remember my grandmother having a button box and cutting buttons off every old shirt or garment.  Today we have many options for cute stylish buttons and will share how to make a covered button using gross grain ribbon.

Using a button kit is easy and inexpensive.  What about sizing when using a cover button kit?  The most popular in home decor are the #36 =7/8″ button, #45 = 1 1/8″ button, #60 = 1 1/2″ button and #75 = 1 7/8″ button.

All of the button kits include a button presser and setter for hand setting your decorative buttons.Button Kits

How to create covered buttons with gross grain ribbon?  as easy as 1.2.3.  Start by selecting a small width of ribbon that will fit the width of your button.  The angle and design is up to you… but we crisis-crossed out ribbon with orange gross grain ribbon on this sample button.

Selecting a light weight fabric is best when using gross grain ribbon to make a covered button, a fabric that doesn’t ravel is important as well.

I like to use craft & hobby Sealah tape to tape the ribbon in place.  Sealah tape will stick to most anything and is not messy to use.  It’s a double sided adhesive that is available in many widths for your ribbon. Great way to create covered buttons.

Next cut your fabric into a circle about 1/2″  to 3/4″ inch larger than the button.

Tape Ribbon to fabric

2. Trim Fabric to Cover button

The next step is to center the fabric on to the button shell and place the shell into the rubber button mold.  The fabric should gather up like a little pouch. Then tuck in the fabric and cover it with the button back.

how to cover a buttonHow to cover a button
Place the button back into place and set the pusher on the button back. I will normally snap into place but there are times you will need to use a rubber mallet to tap the button back into place. You will hear a small snap when the back seats against the shell.

covering a button

How to cover a button 3
Use your imagination to create beautiful custom buttons for accents and details on your home furnishings. Here’s a set I made for my grandson’s room.
Home Fashions U Dog Covered Buttons 700

Order button kits today!

How to Make Photo Pillows

How to Make Photo Pillows for gifts and friends

One of my favorite teaching projects is to make photo pillows for friends and family.  My 4 year old grandson said “I’m so proud of Grandma for Making this Pillow”  Photo Pillows are a great way to share memories of fun times.

dog pillow 200x169 dog pillow libby 200x169Coco Gift Pillow

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Fabric

Photo Paper Printing

It’s As Easy As 1.2.3
Print, Peel and Sew Photo Pillows
Follow the directions on the package for printing and then you are ready to sew!

1.Frame your photo with any 1/8” or 3/16” decorative cording with lip.

A. Sewing Welt Cord on fabric photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Tips for sewing square corners with lip cord: While your needle is in the down position fabric cut into the lip along side of the zipper fo

C Sewing corners with cordingE Creating Sharp corners

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. While the needle is in the down position, pivot fabric to sew around corner and continue sewing the cording to the next corner and repeat on the remaining corners to frame the photo

F Cording on Photo FabricG Sharp Corners with cording

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Press the cording towards the back of the photo.
H Pressing the cording

 

 

 

 

5. Place the photo on the center of the pillow fabric. Measure all 4 edges to insure it is placed in the center.
I Center photo on pillowJ Centered Fabric Photo

 

 

 

 

 

6. Pin the photo in place. Attach the photo by stitching in the ditch. (Stitch between the edge of the photo and the decorative inside edge of the trim cording).

L Stitching in the ditch cordingM Stitching Fabric Photo to pillow fabric

 

 

 

 

 

 

Viola’! Your photo is stitched to the pillow front!

N Finished Photo Pillow
Purchase the Photo Paper online at www.homesewingdepot.com and receive free printed instructions.

Download Instructions

Win $150 in Sewing Supplies

Enter to Win $150 in Sewing Supplies

Your Choice of sewing, crafts and home decor items from Home Sewing Depot!

Just Share your favorite Fall photo of sewing, crafts, decorating or Pinterest photos on our Enter to win Facebook Fall Photo Contest Contest Ends Sept 21st.

Win $150 in Sewing, Craft and Decorating Supplies at Home Sewing Depot

It’s a great time of the year to snap your favorite photo of fall leaves, craft project, sewing projects and more. Here a few of the newest items on Home Sewing Depot!

Cast Iron Sewing MachineSewing Spools Vintage Twine Holder
Wire File, Magazine or Pattern HolderTrick or Treat PillowRetangle Wire Shelf with Hooks

Check out our new Home Decor for Sewing and Craft rooms and the Christmas Line has just arrived. Order you sewing Christmas Ornaments soon.

Enter to Win $150.00 In Sewing, Craft or Home Decor Supplies.

Pillow Template Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to our Pillow Template Giveaway Winners

9 18 Promotion

1. Danette Swenson, MO & Debbie Hart. FL

Both winners will enjoy our Mini Tapered Corner Pillow Template, 12×18 Rotary Cutting Mat and Olfa Rotary Cutter.  Can’t wait to see the new pillows their going to make with these great tools.

Over 500 Entered the Pillow Giveaway and everyone will receive a 15% discount on:

1. Mini Tapered Corner Template
2. Large Tapered Corner Template
3.  12″ x 18″ Rotary Cutting Mega Mat

Facebook Special ends Nov 4th. Code: FB15
15% Discount on all 3 products. Shop Now!

You can use scissors or a cutting mat and rotary cutter are much faster, either works to prevent the Dog Ear Corners on pillows.