So, spring … Spring! And everything that accompanies it: the sun is above your head, and under your feet is dirt and the rich inner world of all the surrounding barboos and seals fertilizing the planet … Plus vitamin deficiency, mood swings and periodically rolling spring sadness, when you don't want to do anything and can't. Let's fight! And with improvised means, namely: buttons! Yes, with simple buttons! So that already our rich inner world springs like a spring to the joy of ourselves and our loved ones.
This master class is aimed, first of all, at the development of "creative mind" (cleverly called "creativity", not to be confused with "cretinism" and "creationism") and meditative relaxation, leading to protruding creative chakras and the flourishing of your dejected daily the life of the inner artist. ?
Note benet: as always, in my master classes, I try to show the technology. Its further use completely depends on your - and only your - imagination. To demonstrate the creative button technology, a textile bracelet will be sculpted in the style of, probably, boho, or, as I prefer to say, “glove sewing”. The main material is buttons, those that are "with holes" (and not on the leg - this is important). Buttons for this technology will roll any, even the simplest and most primitive.
Here's what we get at the output:
Yes Yes Yes! These are all buttons:) They are simply sewn in an unconventional and, I would even say, in an alternative way.
Well, there are holes in the buttons, but who said that you can only sew on like this: pull a thread from a hole into a hole? And no one said!:) The options for sewing are not exactly a million, but … It is enough for the brain shriveled in the skull to crawl and snort excitedly, inventing ways and escaping from the trap of the everyday Matrix:) Take my word: in the process, creativity will really take off exponentially, all sorts of thoughts run in, interesting ideas hatch like dinosaurs, as if by themselves:) Checked by personal experience …
Well, let's start! We will need:
1. Buttons. With holes.
2. The base for the bracelet. A piece of canvas, burlap, jeans - any fairly dense fabric, preferably plain, but not necessary. Depends on the design.
3. Non-woven (put under the base), but you can do without it if the fabric is very dense.
4. Threads. The most different, multi-colored. Anyone?
5. Needles - thicker and thinner.
6. Soft-touch cloth (or suede leather) for lining.
7. Glue. Just a few drops. Can I "Moment", well, or any other that is in the bins?
Briefly about buttons (did you know?): The oldest buttons found by archaeologists are 5 thousand years old. In Russian, the word button (according to Dahl's dictionary) is a "scarecrow", that is, among other things, an amulet that scares away evil forces. In Ancient Russia, buttons, among other things, were amulets and did not have the utilitarian function of a “fastener”. So our button bracelet can also be used as a scarer of all bad things:)
We dump the crazy bins on the table and choose the appropriate buttons:
For the master class, I specially chose brighter and newer buttons so that the photos would be more contrasting and "informative". In fact, you can use any buttons, the simplest ones, such as underwear or jacket and suit. If you sew it correctly, then even the most primitive button will "play" …
We estimate the location of the buttons on a piece of canvas:
Well, roughly, so be it. In the process and "on the fly" we will understand and make adjustments to the creatives:)
With a couple of drops of glue, we sculpt non-woven linen on the reverse side of the canvas (to keep everything tight). Then we find the middle of our bracelet and start sewing on the very first button. Like this:
We take the threads in a contrasting color (in this case, I chose pistachio green). Thread in one fold, only in one.If something goes “wrong”, is it easier to return with a single thread and overdo it already?
First, we sew a "general contour" to hold it (for reliability, you can again put a button on a small drop of glue).
Then we completely sew one side from above:
And we "finish off" the bottom:
Keeps tight! You will tear off figs:) But our task is to continue the design. We take threads of a different color (mine are yellow) and continue our button chaos:
Here, as you can see, the threads are run "criss-cross" and "overlap", through the "distant" and not the "near" holes (hmm, "near hole", go around that I am carrying). Here's what comes out:
Sewing should be tight enough, but not overtightened. In the process, you yourself will feel when it is “normal” and when it’s too much. First we sew one side, then the other. We look:
Well, it seems like nothing like that … The brain rustles like a processor with a new cooler? Until the drive is gone, grab the second button and sew it on:
Again, first - a general outline (you can also drop a drop of glue, yes). Threads - dark green, holes - "close":) We sew "to the fullest":
Something seems to be missing ("Nicht enough!" - as my mother used to say, evaluating not very successful works of art, meaning that catharsis will not be achieved).
The brain began to rustle and sent the carcass for bright orange threads.
Well, now - catharsis! Everything started to sing, played and even danced:) Orange - we sew crosswise. Then add a yellowish one:
At this stage, it may be necessary to pull the needle through the holes in the button using a handy tool such as round nose pliers. Because we have already stuffed a lot of threads and it can be difficult to pull the needle with our hands … We go to the Man, lift him from the wondrous sofa, where he marvels at the TV, ask to "give the tool" to the Woman:) When will you show why the "tool" is guaranteed to give a fuck? And will it give everything? Then he will crawl from behind like a thicket partisan, puff in the back of his head and stare - what do you do there? He might even want to take part! That's where yeah! You can easily give him all the shirt pants with dangling buttons and arrogantly declare that, before reaching the level of 150, let him first master the basics - and then he will sew everything! Will you check it later?
Okay, jokes aside, put the Man back on the sofa, let him lie serenely, let's go further.
Third button! And another way to sew:
Everything, as usual - basting, sewing-up:
Bored somehow, don't you think? Take dark green threads again!
In, it's already better:) We sew!
But still not ice … Hmmm … Orange! Sorry, here I lost the sharpness in my "garlic press", which I photograph. But the main thing is visible:
Urya-urya, and it's not in vain! Did it work out as it should - glove and multi-colored?
We are already close to the final … We grab a tiny little button and sew it on:
By the way: these brown buttons are turned upside down here. Their priests (sorry, sorry) turned out to be more interesting for our design goals than faces:) This also happens sometimes with people, hmm:)
Sewn it on!
Further, a small "lesson in a lesson" - a life hack, how to make a perfectly round (or any other shape) on a rag. We take a ring (from jewelry, from some children's toys, you can even a washer or some kind of gasket):
We make a sketch so that it fits smoothly:
And we sew!
Perfect circle? In this way, you can make whole embroidery, with different, I repeat, shapes. The main thing is to choose a material that, for example, when washing the finished product, does not rust, does not shed, in general, does not spoil the thing. Stainless steel, plastic, aluminum, textolite, something like that. The cores of primitive flowers in this way turn out well - perfectly even and funny. See? A small ring from the very edge is sewn here in the same way, these are the cores of the flowers, if what? We look!
Everything is fine with the ring, but something is missing on the button again … Brain, rustle! And here:
Just a few stitches with yellow threads - and now everything is enough!
Further, it is already briefly, because in fact, that's all! ? We sew a couple of tiny brown buttons on top and bottom of the diamond-shaped yellow:
We also trim the central large button in orange, well, I wanted it this way. I feel more like this:)
Now everything is very, very simple - we turn on our inner silkworm and "weave" the second half of our bracelet in the same way as the first one:
Now we need to slightly "bring" the bracelet, trimming the green buttons with "glove frames" with a "forward needle" seam. It is not very noticeable, but with such "frames" the bracelet looks complete. Then we sew the lining in any way convenient for you. In this case, I just sheathed the lining with a buttonhole seam so that nothing crumbled, grabbed it in a couple of places with a secret seam, and openly and shamelessly attached the edges to the “face” with the same “forward needle” with bright orange threads. We sew a button-fastener on the edge of the bracelet - in the most usual way, purely utilitarian:
At the other end we make a loop:
From a string … Another life hack for those who, like me, adore burlap canvas. Can you overcast a buttonhole with burlap thread? Carefully, without haste and monkey, we pull out one long thread from the canvas. And we use it like a regular thread:
Well, here's the finished loop:
You can sew with such "sacking" threads, and embroider (you can really, believe already an experienced guinea pig). The main thing is not to overtighten. Do you also get all sorts of interesting designs when such a thread is involved in the process?
Actually, everything is ready with us:
And here it is - a crazy product on the paw of a crazy guy:
Such a cozy thing …? Lukewarm? Everything, girls - everything is real!
Well, and a couple more words …
Here, for example, a button for the middle of a dandelion sewn in the same alternative way:
The button is the simplest, as I said at the beginning, linen, ancient (oh, sorry, vintage), withstood fifty washings, yellowed and ugly, but it looks good. Is the sewing method also somewhat different?
It is possible to use this glove-button technology when the buttons are used as a design element, for pure decoration: dresses, pants, mittens, gloves, mittens. Are the sewn-on buttons really cool around the edges of the hoods? Does the headgear (hippy - hiratnik) also look cool? You can also make wall panels in the same way.
Or, for example, to sew button eyes on textile attic toys - also, not as usual (Boredom! I'm bored, Watson!), But in all kinds of slightly crazy ways. In short, a bunch of options, powerful and creative?
Another life hack is the same alternative button activities with children. Also for the development of imagination and creative thinking outside the box?
Well, one more plus, understandable, I think, to all the stubborn … oh, again I ask forgiveness - convinced - crazy people - this is the cheapness of materials and the ability to smartly dispose of all "leftovers, bits and pieces". Who doesn’t have a five-liter jar of hrenillion (which means “well, just soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo many for a mare's tail at home?”) Now you know where that mare is, where is her tail and what to do with like unnecessary buttons).