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Tutorial: Stabilizing Crocheted Buttons

Tutorial: Stabilizing Crocheted Buttons | Red-Handled Scissors

Crocheted buttons are a pretty finishing touch to any knitting or crochet project, but they can also be flimsy and hard to use. Luckily, you can add strength and usability to your fiber notions—especially large buttons made with delicate yarns—with this simple reinforcement technique. Stabilized buttons look just like their non-stabilized counterparts, but they maintain …

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Tutorial: Sewable Shrink Plastic Buttons

Tutorial: Sewable Shrink Plastic Buttons | Red-Handled Scissors

Did you know that you can make your own custom plastic buttons for just about any project, any time you need them, and for super cheap? After seeing this awesome button tutorial from Scissors.Paper.Wok, I’ve been dying to make some buttons of my own. Mine aren’t quite as artistically beautiful as Kimanh’s—I erred on the …

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Tutorial: Make Your Own Wooden Buttons

Tutorial: Make Your Own Wooden Buttons | Red-Handled Scissors

My father-in-law is a violin maker, and he always has a giant box full of beautiful pieces of scrap wood in his shop. For years, I have dreamed of turning those extra pieces into my own handmade wooden buttons. So, when Jeremy and I visited his family in Vermont earlier this month, I finally took …

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Sunday Snapshot: Wooden Buttons

Sunday Snapshot: Wooden Buttons | Red-Handled Scissors

Wooden Buttons in the Making I spent all day yesterday celebrating the wedding of my friends Pete and Jessee, and thus missed my regularly scheduled Sunday Snapshot. So, let’s just pretend it’s still the weekend, okay? If you’re already  following along on Facebook and Twitter, then you already know about my trip to Vermont and …

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