I had this idea to use up some of my vintage buttons and create a little heart on an embroidery hoop. I naively thought that I had come up with some sort of original idea to create a little heart. Ha – I checked Pinterest and I discovered there are entire boards dedicated to button hearts on embroidery hoops. There are even hearts using red thread which again I thought would be original. Oh well, I decided to go ahead and create the little project that I had visualized even if it’s been done many, many times.
To make a vintage button heart, all you’ll need is a good pile of buttons, thread, and embroidery hoop and fabric. The fabric on my embroidery hoop is wool flannel.
Start by tracing or drawing your heart on the fabric. When you sew on the buttons, make sure to cover your lines. I stitched the buttons around the outline first and then started filling in the heart.
I opted to pile on my buttons but you can lay them out flat also.
I thought this project would take longer but was surprised at how quickly it came together.
Love, love, love vintage buttons!
Thanks for visiting my little corner of the creative world.