How To Tuesday – Fabric Button Hairbands

Today’s DIY is super simple, and I think would actually make a great project for a Crafternoon. Everyone could bring fabric scraps and once you have one of the Button Kits,you can buy a few of the refills. This project is also really easy to make with kids!

The supplies are easy too..
fabric button covering kit (they sell these at stores like Michael’s and Joannes too so you can use a coupon)
-plain hairband (the kind without the metal connector work best, but this is what I had on hand)
-fabric scraps

The button covering kit comes with this little circle tool that helps you to line up your design. You put the tool on the fabric and the opening in the middle shows you what will show on the actual finished button. This makes it great for picking cute elements from your fabric to feature. Then trace around the outer edge with a pencil for your cut line, and cut out the circle.

Lay your fabric face down into the plastic button maker that comes with the kit. Then push the flat circle disc into the circle (smooth side down) This forms the front of your button. Tuck all your ends of the fabric in.

Put on the button back with the hook facing up, and use the blue tool to push it down into the button front. You will feel a snap as it locks into place. You can then remove your button from the button maker and your button is done! It’s so easy and fast!

Now insert your hairband into the loop on the back, and bring the loop over the entire button to secure. If you have trouble feeding the hair band into the loop you can use tweezers to grab it, but mine went through pretty easily. You can leave your hairband this way for just one decorative band. Or you can add a second button.

You add the second button the same way, and bring the hair band around the button to secure. Now when you go to tie your hair up, you just hook one button around another to secure.

Working Wednesday – Tattooed Together

I added a new size of the tattooed together dolls over at Spoonflower. You can now buy them to fit on a fat quarter instead of a whole yard. Or you can get 4 sets of dolls on one yard of fabric!

The only change I would make is when sewing them up, sew the body and leave a space at the bottom for turning and stuffing. Then sew the arms and legs and hand sew them to the body. Since these guys are smaller it makes it extra difficult to turn if you sew the stuffed arms and legs in with the body. Otherwise they sew up pretty well! I decided to sew mine first this time, and then I will embroider the tattoos now once they are stuffed.

Working Wednesdays – Fabrics




My milk carton & banana fabric samples arrived. I think I am going to try and make some re-usable snack bags with them for school lunches.

I also made myself a zippered bag from my thermos fabric before my road trip (which I haven’t even had a chance to talk about yet! Tomorrow for sure!) I needed a small bag to hold cords, batteries, etc.

honey bees

And here is a new honey bee fabric that I’ve had in the works.