Recently, I made this adorable headband all by myself, flowers and all!
And, it got me thinking about scrapbooking, of course. I thought, wouldn’t these little flowers be a great addition to a scrapbook page? I think they would!
I have no sewing experience. My Mom tried to teach me as a child to sew, but I just never did it on my own, so I do not really remember much from what she taught me. But, I do know how to do a running stitch, and how to sew on a button, and that is all you need to know to make these adorable buttons to add to your scrapbooking pages.
First, cut out a circle in your fabric. This can be done by simply using the large end of a plastic disposable cup. Trace the circle on your fabric, and cut it out.
Don’t worry about perfection in this project because the beauty of these little flowers is that most of your flaws will be covered up when all is said and done!
After you have cut out your circle, grab your needle and thread. It works well to double the thread over before tying your knot in it. Fold the fabric over just a tiny bit, and start a running stitch.
As you go, gather the fabric together. It will start to bunch up. Pull it as tight as possible as you go. It should start to take shape and look something like this:
Continue the running stitch, pulling as you go until you reach the other side where you began. Pull the thread tight so the fabric will gather nicely. You may need to shape it a little and pull so that it looks even on all sides. Don’t worry about the center because that will be covered up.
Last, you will want to tie a knot like you would after sewing a button. Pull the thread through and across the middle and pull it tight. Then, tie your knot. Repeat this step until you feel that it is secure enough to cut your thread.
Your last step is simple. Just use a hot glue gun to put a button in the middle. It can be a button that coordinates with the fabric, or it can be a contrasting color. Whatever colors you choose, it will be a great addition to any scrapbook page!