I found this tutorial on The Graphics Fairy where she shows how you can print directly onto fabric using your home printer. I was so happy that it actually worked and didn't jam up the lame free printer that came with my computer! Just think of all of the things I can do with this!!! Anyway, all I did was make a word document with size 14 Curlz font and printed it out following the tutorial. Make sure to leave enough space around each letter to cut out your buttons. Might be a good idea to make a couple extra letters in case you mess up too. I used the same 100% linen that was used to make the stockings.
I found it helpful to put a pin through the middle of the template and use it to center the circle over the letter.
So now you should have all of this other stuff that came with your kit.
Take your circle of fabric and place it, face down, on top of the button mold. Make sure it's nice and centered. Place the shell of the button, face down, on top of that and press it down into the mold. I found it helpful here to use the back of a pen to push it in.
Using the back of your pen (or just your fingers), tuck the fabric around the button shell.
Place the back of the button on top of the fabric.
And... you are supposed to be able to use this little pusher tool to just snap the back of the button in to place. Now, maybe I'm just lame... or maybe the lady at the cut counter that told me this was easy was lying... but I could not get this to work!
Repeat these steps for each letter, and you'll have a nice little collection of letter buttons in no time!
Rather than initials for me and my husband, Joe's says DAD and mine says MOM. Less confusing for the kids that way.
So glad to finally have these stockings off my to do list! It's only been like two years!
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