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It's a button tree

Added Nov 18, 2011

by runningwiths...

Winnipeg, Canada




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I never really know how I come across things on craft blogs. One thing leads to another… Anyways, I found this tutorial last week and next thing I knew I was buying the interfacing and making it. I actually did need to buy some orange buttons to make the tree look more fall like. My little girl pestered me for a week wondering when her “button shirt” would be done. Talk about motivation. I was a little concerned about not sewing the tree on the shirt, but I was afraid that sewing it would mangle the tree. I have since washed it in the regular wash (hang dry) and it looks just as good as when I made it.

Material Notes

long sleeved cream coloured shirt, lite steam a seam, small piece of brown quilting cotton, random buttons and thread




Garment Type


fall button tree shirt

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    Jul 17, 2013, 08.21 AMby antraxdesigns

    so cute!

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    Nov 23, 2011, 08.15 PMby violacat

    love the effect, thanks for posting the link too. embellishment for kids is such fun and easier to face than adult sizes!

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    Nov 18, 2011, 09.14 PMby jenny walker

    Adorable! Great idea and super cute!

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    Nov 18, 2011, 08.35 PMby zenica

    Love this t! I wish I had a kid to make something as much fun as that for!

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      Nov 19, 2011, 03.33 AMby runningwithscissors1

      That is part of the fun of having kids! There are so many neat things to make them. It is nice to have ideas like this around so that you can make cool things for other people’s kids too.

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    Nov 18, 2011, 01.56 PMby turtlegirl00

    this is so cute!!! what a fun way to showcase some buttons too!

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      Nov 18, 2011, 03.00 PMby runningwithscissors1

      I know, the funniest thing was having to go out and buy some orange buttons to accentuate the "fall"ness of the project. I had none in my stash. At least the other buttons came from my collection! Thanks!

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    Nov 18, 2011, 09.06 AMby Redsonia

    Your girl is lucky!

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    Nov 18, 2011, 04.54 AMby elisana

    how cute!

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