Perfect for playground trading, these collectible buttons have definitely got the upper hand on pester power – your kids will love them! Buttons are available in both plastic and metal varieties. While the plastic ones are a bit cheaper, the metal ones have teeth that grip the fabric better.
Designed by: Kerry Morgan
Stitch time: 1 hour each
- 14 count colored aida, 8x8cm (3 1/4"x3 1/4") piece for each
- 29mm (1") Self-Cover buttons
- Embroidery floss stitched in 1 or 3 strands in a variety of colors
Source: Irresistible Gifts to Cross Stitch | Design Originals
Use the chart to make several little monsters.
To turn the cross stitch into buttons, use the template provided on your self-cover button packaging to cut your aida into a circle, with your stitching in the middle.
Pull your aida around the button front as tight as you can. We prefer metal self-cover buttons because they have metal teeth to grip your fabric. They are a bit pricier but so much easier to use. It’s worth paying the extra!
Use your fingernail to tighten and smooth any lumpy areas around the perimeter of your button. Once you’re happy with it, pop the backing into place.
Use the little monsters cross stitch button as zipper fobs for a pencil case.