I love buttons!! I collect them, especially the ones that are different and odd looking. Buttons are so fun and whimsical. Whenever there is a jar of vintage buttons at a fabric store, I can’t resist going through them and adding a bunch to my collection. I don’t care if they don’t match, I love how they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes!
This is a great project if you have a bunch of buttons lying around and you don’t know what to do with them. It works best if you have a large variety of buttons in different sizes, shapes and colors. I added them to a pillow, but you can do this to a shirt or make it wall decor. It’s so simple!
First, I used disappearing fabric marker to draw out the outline of the letter “F” onto the front piece of the pillow cover:
Then I filled it with buttons. This is just to make sure I had enough buttons to cover the surface area! I didn’t want to get almost done and realize that I didn’t have enough! I had to remove them all to sew them on, so I didn’t worry about the placement too much:
A closeup of some of the cool, fun buttons:
Then sew one by one onto the pillow cover. If you have an embroidery hoop, it would make the sewing easier. I couldn’t find mine, it was packed away somewhere in our hundreds of boxes, so it was a slow process to sew each button on:
Then sew the pillow cover together.