Monday, 7 April 2014

Vintage Button Magnets DIY

It's been a while since I posted anything, but I'm on Easter holidays at the moment so I have time to play (yes!) and spend time in my little much loved sewing shed. I love making something new (and ordering bits and bobs from eBay.....  : / ) Today I made the above (before sewing a frog) so I thought I would share...💗💗💗

I love these wooden buttons which I ordered last week and I must add they are a complete bargain. They come in packs of 20 and their really pretty floral designs with a vintage feel. These magnets are super easy and quick to make so I thought I would share the idea. 
Both the buttons and strong magnets can be ordered on eBay. Then it's just a case of using a strong glue, I use e600. Dab a little bit of glue on the magnet and glue on to button, leave to dry and voila, you have a very pretty button magnet.
I machine embroidered and hand stamped these 'just for you' labels, glued them in the middle of a small blank card and envelope, then used a dab of PVA to attach the magnets. So you have a pretty little card and four fridge magnets to give to someone as a lovely little treat.

Hope you liked this easy peasy tutorial. Would love to know of you decide to make them or something similar.

Becky xx


  1. Thank you for that, lovely idea and so simple. Can I ask do you use a normal foot on your machine when sewing that, or do you use what I think is called a darning foot for free hand sewing? I keep trying free hand sewing but don't seem to be getting any better at it. I find it really hard. Anne

    1. Hello Anne thank you very much. I don't need to use a foot for my machine I can just lower the feed dogs and sew away. However I think on most machines you need to get a free embroidery foot, which has a circle on the bottom for the needle to go through. Hope this helps! Good luck with your embroidery X