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How to Make Beaded “Berry” Buttons

In “Print-Matching Tucks” from Threads #163 (October/November), Susan Crane shares her method for constructing tucks that keep a print continuous. Here, she explains how to create beaded “berry” buttons that mimic the fabric print used. Whether or not you choose a similar print, these buttons will add an interesting detail to any garment!

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  1. uzma | | #1

    thankyou for sharing such a lovely and easy way to accessorize a garment.I can't wait to make these for my outfit.great work!

  2. Finefelt | | #2

    A great idea, but much easier and less fiddly to make a felt bead and sew the beads onto that!

  3. joans43 | | #3

    I had difficulty controlling the bead,--[clumsy]--,so I used a small self-covered button, covered with same fabric.

  4. Buttonscreates | | #4

    Wonderful, I look forward to giving this a try. Thank you for instructions.

  5. Grandmagwen | | #5

    Thank you for telling us how to bead a button. I will be using this technique as I really enjoy unique way to dress up a garment.

  6. user-1123537921 | | #6

    Thank you for the memory! My mom used to make beaded buttons years ago (who am I kidding, decades ago) by making a tube (1/4" diameter) out of the garment fabric, winding that into a button shape and beading with seed beads... I still have a few that were made our of a fabulous blue silk shantung - with the beads, these buttons look like they came from the sea...

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    WillowMchenry | | #7

    I like yur idea

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    LoritaGable | | #8

    Thanks for sharing these lovely post

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