I love sticker tapes.
They can be used for just about anything. As deco tape, for scrapbookings, as a seal to gift wrappings, seal to envelopes, etc.
This is a self-made sticker tape. I used kawaii printed papers, make strips and turn them into stickers!
Available in my Etsy store , or just click here for direct linking.
Did I mention that my sewing machine got sick? Yes, poor Big Mama. She is old and rusty, and has a permanently dusty body (due to grease and dust accumulated over the years which is hard to get rid of)… but she is my trusted sewing machine.
So, this means that I have been handsewing these past weeks. No wonder I’m slow :-P. But anyway, I have some new items I can list in Etsy, and some free gifts I made for my customers. All.Hand.Sewn.By.Yours.Truly. See next post tq!
This is the part where is spoil. Somehow when the needle push through the hole, the string gets cut off 🙁
I learned something. Handstitching is THERAPEUTIC. I think I will do this often from now on. But I do LOVE my BIG MAMA and miss her so much. Got to get her fix soon 😉
This is a simply way to make pretty buttons.
But the important part is that you need to have the DIY tool and the metal parts.
There are many sizes of cover buttons which requires different size of tools.
Here are how I make cover buttons size 3/4″.
Cut little round pieces of fabric with diameter 4 cm.
To be more creative, you can use plain fabric and embroidery on it. This is what I am working on currently, but no photos yet ;-).
Use the tool – see the white and blue plastic? That’s the tool. They look like bottle caps.
Put the fabric on top of the white tool, and then the rounded metal cap. The rounded side face down, the right side of the fabric face down into the white tool.
The cover buttons has 2 parts, the rounded metal cap and the other side of the button which I call the button-back.
You can use your fingers or the blue tool to push both fabric into the white tool. You don’t need much strength. The white tool is quite soft. Ones pushed in, arrange the fabric to cover the metal cap.
See, when the fabric is arranged nicely, it should sort of wrap around the metal cap and when you put on the button-back you will not see any fabric showing.
Now to “lock” the button-back into the metal cap (front of button) you need to use the blue tool and push really hard. Sometimes you hear a sound “pop!”
That’s it! Remove the button from the white tool and you get your button.
Christmas is just around the corner.
I’ve been busy making some Christmas-sy stuff… and this is just one of them. I want to give them away as free gifts and also keep a few for my Christmas tree. I have a very small tree at home, so she don’t need much ornaments.
I handcarved the Snowflake and chopped it on white cotton using Fabric Ink. These days I’m starting to enjoy rubber carving ;-).