This one was made using a mixture of new and vintage buttons. I made it for my baby and used buttons collected from her grandmother and great- grandmothers. I think that makes it pretty special.
Are you ready to make your own?
Button Monogram Tutorial
letter stencil and tape
disappearing ink pen or light pencil
needle and thread
embroidery hoop (optional)
Next, place your fabric over the stencil and trace your letter. If your letter has a lot of detail, you will want to use a disappearing ink pen so you can remove it after you are finished. If it's a simple shape, you can probably get away with just lightly marking it with pencil. Once it's traced, back the monogram with felt, I just cut the felt the same size as the fabric. Place both the fabric and felt into an embroidery hoop. This is optional, but I find it easier to keep the tension in the fabric.
Finally, you will want to audition some of your buttons, especially in the smaller detail areas to make sure they are a good fit. I love the look of a variety of shades and sizes, but it's entirely up to you. You can start with the outline, or just work top to bottom. Just fill in the entire shape and you're done! Then you can frame it or leave it in the hoop.
This post is part of a month long series hosted by Steph from Crafting in the Rain. She's covering the A-Z's of crafting in honor of March being National Craft Month. There are some amazing projects in this series, you can check them out by following the links below. Each week she'll unveil the next installment in the series, you won't want to miss out! I'll say farewell so you can go browse around all the goodness!
A is for Antlers || Grey Luster Girl
B is for Button || Ameroonie Designs
C is for Copper pipe vase || Crafting in the Rain
D is for Doily wreath || The Creative Mom
E is for Embroidered hoop || Flamingo Toes
F is for Flower gears || Sowdering About in Seattle
G is for Glitter || Ginger Snap Crafts
Linked up to seven thirty three's inspire me Wednesday link party, the creative exchange at the happy scraps