Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sew Sunday: Buttons Part 3


28 flowers
8 wrist cuffs
 I ordered some buttons pre-ban because I still had a significant amount of  Ally's tie pieces left. I wasn't anticipating spending all day long crafting, but I got a little overwhelmed by it. I made 28 button flowers, 8 wrist cuffs and still have (a little bit of) stuff leftover! Click any image to embiggen!

I originally created some wrist cuffs that I sent out as gifts. The prototypes used a piece of elastic and a 'scrunchie' band with an attached button flower. I liked them, but wanted something more streamlined. These use a Velcro closure. I'm still not 100% on the construction aspect, but I do like these a lot more.I'm still not the best seamstress in the world, and I want to create something that's cleanly finished and the Velcro, while not visible when worn, still isn't quite there.
Worn Cuff

I also realized I never showed off my second design for the flowers! Well over half of the above are made in the geometric design. It works a heck of a lot better for the smaller sized flowers. My Mom got the first two of this type because she also donated some of her old ties from when she worked in a restaurant.

My biggest issue now is deciding what to do with these!

See the Previous Tie Posts:
Sheila styled obi belt
Part 1
Part 2

8 comments:

  1. Call me crazy, but why not do button holes and actually button the cuff instead of velcro? Downfall there is, of course, you can't adjust the fit.

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  2. Wow! You're so creative. And the bright, vibrant tie-designs look even better in this form.

    Few things have made me feel better -- and added colorful beauty to the world -- than giving you these ties. Thank you for that.

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  3. I have to agree with Cara - buttonholes would work great for the wrist wraps.

    The book I sent you should arrive soon - wait till you see the tie skirt! It is just straight sewing and grommets!

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  4. So great! So cute! I finally did some DIY this weekend (I'll post soon) and put a pin on the button flower you sent me. It's adorable!

    I do like the new wrist cuffs you made here. The streamlined look is unique and effortless.

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  5. I really like the wrist cuffs. Very pretty button flowers. I do admire your crafting ability!

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  6. loving the button cuffs! so very fun and cute too!

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