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make: a fabric-covered button ring

Liberty
Liberty Fabric

If I had a million dollars, a good chunk of it would have been spent at the Liberty fabric department. I had hoped to buy small cuts of several fabrics, but was so sad that the minimum cut was half a meter. How could I choose? In the end, I couldn't justify the cost without a particular project in mind. Instead, I found some fabric-covered buttons, and instantly ideas came to me!

Button Ring

Not wanting to let my Liberty buttons sit for too long, yesterday I made my first project: a button ring! I've also been admiring some rings with elastic bands lately, so I brought that into this project as well. It's so easy, it doesn't even deserve to be called a tutorial, but I do hope that it inspires you to try making something similar for yourself!

Button
Button Back

Here's my pretty button, and you can see the type of back on it. This one is plastic, but you can buy or make fabric-covered buttons with similar backs in metal too.

Elastic

I also used skinny elastic.

Button Ring
Button Ring

As the eye on the back of the button was large enough, I decided to thread the elastic through two times. It felt more secure this way too. I measured it around my finger, then overlapped the elastic and sewed it together.

Button Ring
Button Ring
Button Ring

So easy to make, and now I can wear my Liberty button any time I want (and feel fancy without having spent a fortune)!

Now...there are three buttons left...what will I make with them? You'll have to wait and see!

7 comments:

  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [19 Oct 09:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  2. Ahhh I love this building too. Spent there half a day on my London Trip in May :) I bought two half meters and a view buttons and notions. Lovely place!

    Your button eh ring is cute :)
    Susanne

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  3. I love the fabric you picked! So lovely. This would be a great way to use up those teeny tiny scraps too =) x

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  4. ahhhhh SO CUTE@

    -grace

    http://herumbrella.com

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  5. You're kidding. You go to Liberty and come home with buttons?

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  6. that shop front is so dreamy! it looks like you've stepped into a whole other world and time.

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  7. Anonymous12:35 PM

    funny, the part u needed to show how to do you completely skipped over :/

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