One of the best things about sewing and creating is all of the great tools that help you! This is one I particularly love....the Button Shank Remover.
I originally found it by accident, but it was one of those things I always needed and didn't know it even existed! It's ideal for so many projects, and I use it all the time. It's perfect when you want the embellishment of a decorative button and a button hole isn't necessary. And, with a half off coupon from JoAnn's it's less than $4, so you really can't beat it.
Here are some of the types of projects I regularly use the Button Shank Remover for...
Dress up accessories like the Comfy Pirate Eye-Patch (template & tutorial free here!)
It's also the GREATEST thing for being able to add button covered snaps to kid's clothing.
Then they can still easily dress themselves (and make it to the potty!) without loosing the fun of the buttons they had picked specially themselves! ;)
You will of course just want to make sure they are securely attached.
The possibilities are endless. Anywhere you want a decorative button without stitching or using a buttonhole. It's super simple to use too.
Apply a bit of hot glue wherever you want to place the button and your project is complete with your attractive and decorative buttons!
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