Sunday, October 9, 2011

Beautiful fabric buttons

Here are some beautiful buttons that have been inspiring me lately, all by Liz from her etsy shop LiDDesigns:
Delicate Rosebuds Buttons
Pink Chandelier Buttons
August and Everything After Peridot Buttons
People have been covering buttons to match or coordinate with the fabrics on their outfits since the beginning of the last century, often using a wooden or celluloid "blank" as the base.  Today, you can buy kits in the notions section of many fabric stores to make your own fabric-covered buttons.  Serious button collectors should be aware that thrifty seamstresses in the last century often re-used old buttons by covering them with fabric; therefore, before discarding that tattered wool button, try removing the wool to see what could be underneath!

As you can see, Liz takes fabric buttons to the next level with her lovely gathering, addition of rhinestones, and overall artistry!  Check out her shop for lots more button lovelies!

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Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I have been collecting old ...cover buttons...and such and you have just inspired me to dig them out and! Thank you for this inspiration once again. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Createology said...

These are lovely fabric covered buttons. What would we do without buttons???

Penelope's Beehive said...

As a wee thing, I used to sit and watch my mum cover buttons with cloth, or knit buttons from fine yarn. Thank you for your post, and the cherished memories of childhood.


Sandra said...

I like your photos of the buttons, that is what i am trying to learn to do, take macro with focus on part of the photo. beautiful buttons and photos

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