Do you ever fall in love with unique colors or shapes of buttons but have no place to use them? Try turning them into a simple piece of Embroidery Hoop Art! Use embroidery hoops and some fabric remnants to create a canvas and sew on your buttons.
To make this Embroidery Hoop Art, you will need the following materials:
Embroidery Hoops in various sizes
Fabric to use as the canvas
Embroidery floss in coordinating colors
For this project I used black and white buttons:
Button Jar Black 540001004
Button Jar White 540001003
Favorite Findings Flower Pop 550001510
Coordinates Illusion 493003039
Wood Flowers Black and White 470002502
White Flowers 062501114
If you are creating multiple pieces, determine which fabric to use on each size embroidery hoop. Remove the outer ring of the hoop and place the fabric over the inside hoop with the right side of the fabric facing you. Pull the fabric tight and smooth and place the outer ring over the inside ring, pinching the fabric between the hoops. Tighten while keeping the fabric smooth.
Next, create a layout for the buttons. Try layering different shapes, sizes and colors. Once your layout is complete, take a quick photo with your phone or mark locations with a light pencil mark. Thread the embroidery floss through the needle and begin sewing the buttons onto the face of the fabric. Once you have all your buttons in place, cut the floss and knot the ends in the back.
Pull the fabric tight again if it has sagged some during the sewing process. Trim the excess fabric about to 3 inches all the way around the hoop. Begin to fold the excess fabric behind the hoop. I added a few stitches with the floss to hold the fabric in place so it doesn’t show from the front.
Hang and enjoy! Check back later this year for some special holiday versions of this Embroidery Hoop Art!