Monday, 24 May 2010

Gift box and fabric brads

I love fabric brads and recently saw some packs of self cover buttons in a local sewing shop, and decided to have a go at covering them, in order to make my own fabric brads using my Sugar and Spice stamps.  The buttons are incredibly easy to use, all you need to make your own fabric brads are your stamps, staz on ink and a few scraps of plain fabric.

I used the 11mm self cover buttons for my brad (they come in a variety of different sizes).  I followed the instructions on the back and began by cutting the recommended circle shape from my fabric (which was an old white napkin) and stamped the small flower stamp from the Alpha set, colouring it in using stickles.  When dry I added a gem, sewed a running stitch around the edge of  the circle then gathered it up over the self cover button and added the shank on to secure.



Here is my finished brad:

I then used it to adorn a recycled small pillow box.  I took the pillow box apart and recovered it with my choice of papers, stamped the happy birthday stamp from the Sugar and Spice In a word set, added a bit of bunting and secured my brad in the centre.

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