The snow made me do it. Seriously, the only reason I finally sewed the buttons on my latest pair of mitts was because it was cold and snowing. Being able to take photos of said mitts in the snow might also have had something to do with it. Part of the reason for the wait was that I could never find thread to match the handspun. The thread was too blue, too purple, not blue enough, or not even close. The yarn itself was made of so many different shades of blues and purple that I couldn’t find a good match. Thankfully, I still had a few useable scraps of leftover yarn. Then it was a just problem of attaching the buttons in a way that looked finished instead of just tied on. Solved.
1. Gather your supplies: buttons, yarn, scissors, your almost finished object, and a tapestry needle to fit through the button holes.
2. Decide where the button will go and push the threaded needle through the button and fabric.
3. Sew through all the buttons holes, into the fabric, and finish with both yarn ends on the wrong side of the piece.
4. Pull both ends through the fabric underneath the button but do not go through the button holes again.
5. With the ends, tie a double knot and trim off the extra yarn.
6. Repeat as necessary.
If you’re having trouble threading the yarn through the tapestry needle, fold the yarn in half to form a loop. Tightly hold the top of the loop and push it through the eye of the needle.