These buttons are just sooooo sooooo neat!Â Â When my friend Betty Ludwig (see her Shopping Girls jacket a few posts ago) told me about the button machines from Hope Yoder and how much she loved hers, I was intrigued.Â Basically, these buttons covered with machine embroidery.
So why do you need a machine?Â People have been covering buttons for a very long time, with nothing more than a package from the fabric department.Â You don’t need a machine, if you are simply covering a button with fabric.
But if you want toÂ feature a motif in the fabric, or more currently, a machine embroidered design, then you’ve got a whole different set of challenges.
The difficulty is centering.Â Â And it isÂ easy peasy with Hope’s machine and her miniature embroideries designedÂ specifically forÂ buttons.
But what do you do with these embroidered buttons, I asked Betty.Â “EVERYTHING!!!!” was her answer.Â Â At Betty’s insistence,Â IÂ watched the videoÂ on Hope’s web siteÂ andÂ my excitement built.Â These buttons can be used on anything for anybody!Â Â Â From key chain fobs to book marks to….well, just scroll through these photos.Â Continue reading