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Project

Heart-Shaped Button Covers

Introduction

The secret to capturing a heart is to use a button -- at least when the heart in question is made of felt. Create this no-sew decoration for Valentine's Day: Cut hearts from pink and red felt based on the size of the shirt's buttons (ours are cut from 1-inch squares). Fold each in half horizontally, and cut a vertical slit, or buttonhole, about the same size as the button. To wear,button up shirt, and then slip hearts over buttons.

Source
Martha Stewart Kids, Volume 11 2004

Reviews (2)

  • LadyViv 15 Jan, 2009

    You make a shape (hearts in this instance) in a size large enough to show behind the button. Then cut a slit through the middle long enough for the button to go through (but with enough fabric on either end so it doesn't rip, when you button it on). Then button the shape on so it is between the button and the garment. Remove for washing. Could do LOTS of different shapes!

  • umomer 2 Mar, 2008

    i did not understand how to do these covers?