For those who don’t get the opportunity to go to a JoAnn Fabric and Craft Store in the area, several months ago we created a How-to-Sheet for creating a button embellished t-shirt craft several different ways…
Must say this was a fun project and actually very easy – once you decide which pattern you’d like to work with, but WHICH ONE?
Today I’ll show you the different variations we came up with using these fun buttons and some additional embellishments…
How to make a Button Embellished T-shirt
Materials for your project:
- La Mode #40000 Blue Button
- #43968 Red Button
- #46008 Purple Button
- Size 8 seed beads: red, blue, black and purple
- Beading needle and beading thread
- Fabric Glue
Directions: Determine your design by laying out your buttons on the shirt. Once you’ve determined your design, stitch and knot each button (you’re thinking why knot after each – trust me when I used the black embroidery floss you don’t want it to show through the shirt! To make the stitching easier, I dabbed a small amount of Fabric Glue to the buttons and let dry before I began stitching. Add beads – remember to cluster them and mix colors as you go along (remember to knot after each cluster).
Easy? Here are the different versions I came up with and they all work, depending on what look you want to achieve! Have fun with it…
Just by adding additional buttons, the look of the tee shirt changes. Again adding some gems dressed it up).
Have fun with the details by adding chains, which you can find in the jewelry department of JoAnn or any craft store.
just by adding additional buttons you’ve already changed the look and by staggering the buttons. This is before I added the black chain!
Some additional layout options…
The next two layouts go back to the first photo featured – just by changing the amount of buttons you achieve a new look.
and by adding additional embellishments…You’ve created your own personalized look!
The possibilities are endless only you can determine the look you want.
Have fun creating!