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


  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.

  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.

  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!

  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.

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

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


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