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Free Project: Embroidered Button Faces

Embroidered Button Faces
by Kirsty Neale

Looking for button embroidery projects? Look no further; they don’t get cuter than this! Customize yours to make them look like friends, family and co-workers.

You Will Need:


  1. Using a vanishing fabric marker, draw around your button onto a piece of thin card, and cut out. Use the card circle as a template, and trace around it onto cream fabric. Draw a face inside the circle.
  2. Embroider over the details of the face with one or two strands of the stranded cotton. Use a small back-stitch, with french knots for details like eyes or freckles.
  3. Cut out any extra pieces, for example hair from brown felt, or fabric or ribbon to make bows. Glue or stitch into place.
  4. Trim the cream fabric into a circle a little larger all around than the marked face. Sew a gathering stitch around the edges. Place the button face down in the centre, and pull the thread ends to gather the fabric around it. Tie a knot to secure.
  5. Push the back piece of the button into place to hold everything together and hide the raw edges. Use your finished buttons on clothing and papercraft projects, or attach to jewellery findings to make a cute brooch, hairclip or ring.

Find this project and more in our new book, 101 Ways to Stitch Craft Create! This fun book features all-new projects includes sewing, stitching, embroidery, quilting, applique, knitting, crochet, papercraft, beading and cade decorating so you can unleash the crafter in you!

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