Handmade Holidays | Button Embellished Scarf

Welcome to Day 2 of the Handmade Holidays blog hop on Buttons Galore! HANDMADE HOLIDAYS hop - HORIZONTAL Today, we’re buttoning up a fashionable accessory that will keep someone you love warm and stylish this winter! This project started with an inexpensive store bought scarf, but some embroidery and buttons turned it into a one of a kind keepsake that is practical too! Hand stitched scarf Supplies:

The fun thing about Button Bonanzas is that they are, like your grandmother’s button jar, full of an assortment of random sizes and styles of buttons. I love finding little treasures in them that have sparkles and other special designs. This scarf highlights several”fancy” buttons that I found in my Pastel Button Bonanza bag and turns them into feature elements on the scarf. Scarf close-up The design is fairly simple – the flowers are backstitched and the buttons are stitched in the middle of them. But how did I get my flowers the right size and shape? That’s where my secret weapon – my Cricut Explore – came in. Cricut Design Space First, I created the three flowers in Cricut Design Space, using files from the Cricut library. Then I used one of my Cricut pens to draw them onto some tracing paper. Once the flowers were sketched out onto the tracing paper, I cut them apart. One at a time, I attached them to the scarf with pins.┬áThen I backstitched on the lines, through both the scarf and the paper. scarf construction Once the stitching is done, the paper needs to be (carefully) removed. I used a combination of delicate tearing and a craft knife to tear the paper away from both sides of the stitching. The stitching holes serve as a sort of perforation that aid in the tearing away of the paper, but some effort is still required.

The final step is to use a few quick stitches through the holes to attach the buttons. And then you are ready to wear – or wrap! sweater with scarf

I recommend hand washing for this completed project, no matter what the recommendation is for caring for the scarf that is used for the base.

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And don’t miss our contribution to day one of the hop….a practical and pretty zip pouch for the sewer or traveler in your life!

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Nancy Nally

Nancy Nally is the social media manager of Buttons Galore, and the owner of Nally Studios LLC., which publishes ScrapbookUpdate.com and CraftCritique.com.


19 Responses to Handmade Holidays | Button Embellished Scarf

  1. Debbie Vasel November 7, 2015 at 10:25 AM #

    How pretty.
    What a beautiful gift idea!

  2. Kelly November 7, 2015 at 10:27 AM #

    Cute idea. Thanks!

  3. Janelle Rourke November 7, 2015 at 11:47 AM #

    What a fun addition to … well anything! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win a great prize package!

  4. SUSAN JACOBS November 7, 2015 at 11:57 AM #

    great give away. Like the scarf.

  5. jen November 7, 2015 at 12:20 PM #

    Sew Cute! (ha!)
    thanks for sharing!!

  6. Laura November 7, 2015 at 12:25 PM #

    Aren’t these the most generous sponsors? AND the most creative crafters and bloggers sharing with us. Thank you all.
    Shhh, don’t give away ALL of your secrets.

  7. Linda Tupper November 7, 2015 at 12:48 PM #

    I just love this idea. I love buttons on everything.

  8. Valentina73 November 7, 2015 at 4:02 PM #

    Thanks for the idea!

  9. Carol Mina November 7, 2015 at 6:56 PM #

    Simple and easy!

  10. Cathy November 8, 2015 at 4:37 AM #

    What a pretty scarf! Would make a great gift.

  11. Debbie Siddle November 8, 2015 at 6:45 AM #

    How sweet. I thought I was the only one that had done this. Nice to see others too.

  12. Dee November 8, 2015 at 6:50 AM #

    so very cute!

  13. barb macaskill November 8, 2015 at 10:46 AM #

    What a pretty scarf!! I think my niece would love one of these!!!! TFS!

  14. Renee Townsend November 8, 2015 at 4:03 PM #

    I love how simple touches bring such life to ordinary items. My fav thing is that even I could do this kind of sewing most likely-lol! Thanks for the great idea! Buttons make everything better, just say’in!

  15. Barbara Raney Ferrell November 8, 2015 at 9:25 PM #

    How sweet thanks for sharing

  16. Patricia B November 8, 2015 at 10:17 PM #

    I love to up-style store bought items! I love how this looks. Tfs

  17. TracyM #6773 November 9, 2015 at 3:32 AM #

    I think your flowers are beautiful!!!
    What a lovely way to add a special touch of elegance!!!
    … it reminds me of my younger days of embroidering on towels and hankies
    => THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION & tutorials AND for bringing back precious memories :)

  18. Lisa H November 9, 2015 at 11:39 PM #

    What a beautiful scarf! I will be making gifts this year – most likely a combo of food & paper crafty items. =)

  19. Michelle November 12, 2015 at 7:11 PM #

    Thank you for sharing your creativity

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