Monday, 20 August 2012

If U Like It…. Put A Button On It!

If U Like It…. Put A Button On It! (1)

So I wanted to sew a jacket – u know, a simple one without button holes, collar, lapel etc. I just wanted to create one with a v-neckline, three quarter sleeves and would be fastened in front by a Chinese cord button (I love Chinese cord buttons cos I think they are edgy). However, I always seem to come across the same lot at the notions shop I normally visit and even after trying several others, guess what? I still came up with the same ‘ol buttons. While snooping around the shop already feeling ‘unfulfilled’, an array of shopping bag ropes in caught my attention (I looove colour!) and so with my thinking cap on, I decided to DIY.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

You’ll need: 
  • a pair of scissors
  • shopping bag rope(in any colour of ur choosing)
  • sewing needle
  • thread (must be of the same colour as the rope)
  • stones for beautification and glitter (the kind i used are normally used to embellish aso-ebi dresses/skirts and blouses :-)


You begin by twisting the rope around to form a triquetra tacking at intervals to hold the ends in place.
You then insert the stones by tacking to the edges of the rope. For one half you create a knot, and for the second part of the button, you leave an opening just wide enough for the knot to fit into and there you have your button!
I captioned this post: as (1), because subsequently, i'll post the jacket I made with it so watch this space.


shade said...

Onnari, you are really creative. i love your designs. I will definitely be checking this blog. Please keep up the good work. Thanks.

Onnari Kanayo said...

thank u soooooo much shade, i appreciate your stopping by.