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Break out your button stash! In Button and Stitch, Kristen Rask shows you how to incorporate buttons into unique gifts, wearables and jewelry. One-of-a-kind projects designed by the author and a variety of talented contributors include a button bouquet, a button blossom brooch and felted ...
Break out your button stash! In Button and Stitch, Kristen Rask shows you how to incorporate buttons into unique gifts, wearables and jewelry. One-of-a-kind projects designed by the author and a variety of talented contributors include a button bouquet, a button blossom brooch and felted buttons. Stitched items include pincushions, coasters, a fashion clutch and more.
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Posted December 27, 2009
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The button jar. Does everyone have a mason full of random, rounded gems? Or is it only me? It's not just me. To my relief (and surprise), Button and Stitch fully addresses makes brilliant use of my decade-long accumulation. Rather than toss them, Kristen Rask suggests low-skill, handmade gifts like a button-laminated picture frame or button-studded photo album.
Heavy duty projects, like Rask's fabric collage jacket, require sewing proficiency but utilize dozens of colorful buttons and scrap fabric to create a fanciful, personalized garment. Others, like her camera-shaped camera case or a multi-button ring, offer a clever way to practice burgeoning craft skills. Many projects make good use of other lightly used objects you may already own, a shrunken sweater, glass condiment jars, an ex-boyfriend's tie. Photo-heavy guides let you glide seamlessly from the materials list to project completion with a pictorial reference at every step. With this level of inspiration at hand, I may not have a button jar much longer.
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Posted August 9, 2013
The only thing cute about this book is the picture on the cover. Some of the projects have UN-finished edges, and there are UGLY button flowers made with brown leather! The rings and bracelets are just SEWN onto bands of brown elastic, and they are just one or two buttons stacked on top of each other. Why pay so much money for this book? Ask your toddler to create something out of your own cache of buttons, because I'm sure it will be ten times as pretty and original than the stuff in this book!