Web Toolbar by Wibiya
 
 
 

GL PROFILES

More Friends = More Fun

 
 

GL
Tweets !

1 HOURS AGO The Little Leaguer who proved that "throwing like a girl" is a good thing: http://t.co/V1FUJoSEJ2

2 HOURS AGO The biggest OMG celeb moments of the week: http://t.co/CNVH9IHWqr

3 HOURS AGO #DailyGiveaway! 2 win @smsaudio's STREET by 50 on-ear wired sport headphones: http://t.co/ifcIPSGelE

 

sponsored links

Brilliant button corsage

 
Ornate t-shirts are all the rage, but sometimes the price tags make us tremble. That’s why we totally dig this DIY project that’ll make your tops unique without breakin’ the bank.

 

What you’ll need:

 

Sewing needle

Thread

Scissors

Assorted buttons

Shirt (A scoop neck or V-neck works nicely. Also try sewing the corsage on the collar of a button-down shirt.)

 

What you’ll do:

 

1. Lay out your shirt on a flat surface. Choose a few buttons from your stash and place them on your shirt in the layout you prefer. Play with the number, size, color and arrangement of the buttons until you find a combo you adore.

 

2. Choose your starting point and sew the buttons on the shirt in a sequential order. As you travel between buttons, use a tiny stitch here or there so that you don’t have big stitches on the other side of the shirt. Also be careful not to pull your thread too tight to avoid puckering the fabric…and don’t sew the back and the front of your tee together!

 

3. When you have reached the last button, make a button and cut your thread. Gorgeous!
 
Gift it! Wanna make this into a prezzie for your favorite girl? Easy. Grab an inexpensive cotton t-shirt at a store--Forever 21 has an awesome selection with lots of choices on the cheap--and get busy.
 
Did you love this look, crafted by Rebecca Pearcy? Then check out Susan Beal’s brand new book Button It Up: 80 Amazing Vintage Button Projects (Taunton Press, 2009), in stores now.
 
Photo credit: Zach DeSart

BY REBECCA PEARCY AND SUSAN BEAL ON 11/24/2010 7:00:00 AM

POSTED IN , , , ,

< PREVIOUS   NEXT >   
comments powered by Disqus
 

What throwback show are you most excited to see back on the air?




 
 

Life moves fast...

 
 
But here's a book that'll help you keep up.
CLICK HERE to win the NIV Teen Study Bible!  

 

It's FINALLY our 20th birthday! To celebrate, we've rounded up our all time fave (and all time best) fashion and beauty tips 'n' tricks, amazing boy/bestie/life advice plus room DIYs, amazing recipes and top 20 lists exclusively for you right here on girlslife.com.

To join the fun, 

CLICK HERE

 
Posts From Our Friends

sponsored links