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ok, so i admit that i didn’t come up with this idea. i bought two pairs from a couple of girls who sold towels and other sewn things made from organic fabrics at the ragnatela market where i used to exhibit my things until i got pregnant and just couldn’t handle it anymore. but i remembered the buttons on the prize i won from beta, covered with fabric with the technique that elena fiore explained. so i decided to give it a try myself, but unfortunately i don’t have any way of finding those girls again to give them the credit for this idea.
it’s really easy. you need to use one of those gadgets for covering buttons (i used this one) and buy some buttons to cover (i used these). following the instructions on the back of the package (or elena fiore’s) cover the buttons with your favorite fabric. these elastics, being a gift for my little girl’s 4th birthday, couldn’t be anything besides hello kitty. (thank goodness i found this fabric at a market, because i’ve used it for a ton of things for her.) these buttons work perfectly well, but i must say that the ones those girls at the market used looked much better on the back, much less “do it yourself.” do any of you have any ideas of where to get this type of button that looks nicer on the back?
then you add an elastic (i used a 1.8 mm white elastic cord, like this). i did a double knot and put some super glue on the knot to make it even stronger.
and there you have a very happy little girl!