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20 to Stitch: Fabric Buttons by Gina Barrett

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 July 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217596
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  • Size: 155x215 mm
  • Illustrations: 120
  • Pages: 48
  • RRP Price: £4.99


Learn to make 20 button designs using fabric as an embellishment to a garment or as a piece of jewellery or accessory. Gina Barrett uses techniques such as stitching, embroidery and beading, and provides shaped templates for those projects where the reader may need more assistance.

The buttons are all worked at a small size, so will require limited materials and thread for a polished finish.

There are no complex button-making techniques here; all the buttons can be created by the reader at home, following Gina's straightforward instructions and stitch diagrams.  

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Materials, tools and techniques 6

Flower 8

Paisley 10

Boho toggle 12

Envelope toggle 14

Dotted singleton 16

Kelly 18

Bow 20

Trinket 22

Rivet 24

Sunshine 26

Pod 28

Bottle-top 30

Garden 32

Cushion 34

Crown 36

Shell 38

Wrapped up 40

X’ Marks the Spot 42

Spiral 44

Laced up 46

Author’s note 48

About Gina Barrett

Gina Barrett began her career as a graphic designer and illustrator, often specialising in romantic book covers. This led to more intense study of costume, which in itself led to a passion for historical passementerie including buttons and other trimmings. She now provides bespoke items to costumers for film, theatre, museums and fashion and continues to research techniques. In 2016 Gina set herself a challenge - One Button a Day, to create a passementerie button and share the image on social media every single day. The fact that it was a leap year was not one she had thought of in the January, so she did complete 366 buttons! These ranged from reconstructions of historical buttons, traditional styles, and button designs that were totally unique. She and her husband run Gina-B Silkworks, bringing original tools, kits and materials for traditional crafts to a modern audience.

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