The holes in each button outline the veins, stem and outline of the leaf once they are stitched, embroidered or crocheted into. These leaf buttons are a great way to personalize garments, add color to baby items or to embellish your accessories with a special touch.
The holes in each button are left empty so that you can embroider the leaf using your own needle and yarn or embroidery thread.
They are available in 5 sizes and your buttons will come carded. The 5/8”x 1/2”, 3/4” x 1/2”, 1” x 3/4”, and 1.25” x 1” come with 4 buttons on a card; the 1.5” x 1” come with 2 buttons on a card.
These buttons can go in the washer and the dryer, but as with most things made of natural materials, they will probably last longer if they are hand washed or if the item is dried flat.
When using these buttons in a place where they need to be functional, fill in the holes first, then tack the button onto the garment using only a few of the holes. If you use only holes more towards the center of the button to attach it to the garment, the button functions better. You may want to use only one or two plies of the yarn to fill it in if it your yarn is super thick.
Approximate Size: 1/8” thick, available in 5/8”x 1/2”, 3/4” x 1/2”, 1” x 3/4”, and 1.25” x 1”, and 1.5” x 1”
Because they are made of a natural material, the appearance of each button may slightly vary.
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Photo credit: Taiga Hilliard