Last week I was inspired by something, probably on the Internet, to make more
I have saved almost every nice scrap of fabric that I have left while making my dog
collars. I also have an abundance of ribbon, so why not combine the two and make
something wearable‐‐by people or pets! Imagine the possibilities: choker, necklace,
bracelet, headband, pet collar, etc!
Step 1: Supplies needed:
1.5 yd 7/8" wide ribbon‐‐I'm using grosgrain in my example
Buttons to Cover kit and several buttons to finish—I used size 30 (¾”)
Cover your buttons according to the manufacturers directions. I chose to make 7 for
Decide upon the arrangement of your buttons and then proceed to Step 4.
Thread all of the buttons on to the ribbon. I had a few issues with one of the backs,
and had to use needle nose pliers to make the shank opening a little wider so that
the ribbon would pass through it.
Once you have all the buttons onto the ribbon move them further "down" the ribbon
away from the end where you started threading them (which probably now has
some fraying‐‐not to worry!).
Tie a knot about 14” from the “frayed” end of the ribbon and slide the first button up
close to it.
Tie a knot on the opposite side of the first button and move the second button next
to knot #2. Continue this process until all the buttons have knots on both sides.
This can get a little tricky. I find it easier to do if I move the “free buttons” further down the ribbon so that I have plenty of space to fashion each knot. It does get easier with practice.
Trim the ends of the ribbon and seal them using a heat source. I use a candle lighter,
and just pass the flame quickly across the cut edges of the ribbon.
Tie it on and off you go!
I just noticed that I didn't follow my design layout, but changed it up a bit. I also love these a bracelets!