Friday, August 28, 2009

Envelope Pouches

I used THIS tutorial from maya*made to make some very easy envelope pouches.

Envelope Pouches with Covered Buttons

Cute, Huh? That black and white fabric is a home dec weight from Ikea. I bought it to use my fabric markers to color in areas here and there, but I never got around to that.

These adorable pouches look great with fabric covered buttons. It may be hard to believe, but I have never covered fabric buttons before. I heard that it is easy. I think it is the prices on the notions wall that kept me away for so long. Dritz charges half these prices under their Prim brand at WalMart. Say what you want about Wal Mart, but at least they still sell sewing notions.. Seriously, that one large covered button is $3.49?!?!

It's all about Dritz in the Notions Department

Well, anyway, this could be super thrifty project if the covered buttons weren't about 75 cents apiece... So all my parts are lined up:

Fabric covered buttons

Get all that fabric straight and tucked in:

Button Covering tool

Push it all together with the little tool. Push hard until it snaps in place:

Button Covering tool
Voila! Nice right? I want to make about 50, just to have a big pretty pile to use for whatever strikes my fancy. Anyone got any bulk suppliers to recommend?

Fabric Covered Buttons

I was going to review this little product for Craft Critique, but Kim Fox beat me to it! She used hers for papercrafting. She also didn't say anything about the price. I would be much happier to have gotten about 10 or 12 buttons in the package for the price instead of just 5.

Fabric Covered Buton


Rebel said...

Those pouches are adorable. The buttons are cute too, but you're right, they're a bit on the spendy side!

mayaluna said...

Your purses are wonderful! I agree about the button kits, I found this source on Etsy that I love:
Have fun!

Rebekah said...

Those are really cute pouches. I have bought from this person. I think the prices are good and they ship fast.

IamSusie said...

Thanks for the recommendations! I might buy from both of those great Etsy sellers.

Crafts World said...

Your pouches are so cute! ^_^