Need a new idea to make that button-up shirt you’re working on just a little more eye-catching? This DIY can by sewists and crafters alike! Sewing up your own shirt is an added plus so you can size the placket a little wider than usual. However, if garment creation isn’t your usual forte, you can get the same look with an old blouse, some new buttons, and a jar of fabric paint!
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If you’re simply altering a shirt you already own, be sure to choose buttons to match the buttonholes that already exist. If you’re making your shirt yourself, sew your buttonholes and attach your buttons before you start on the eyes.
Once those are in place, button your shirt up. Using your temporary marking tool, sketch an almond shape so that it fits around the top and bottom of the button. Repeat for each button.
I used the skinniest brush in the pack, with a small dot of paint to trace over the eyes with Jacquard Textile paint. If you’ve never used it before, it works absolute wonders. It moves with your fabric without stiffening it too much, goes on evenly, and is machine washable.
I let my shirt dry for about 20 minutes and then it was all set to wear!
Before this project, I had never thought about embellishing a shirt placket, but now I want to do it to everything! What other button embellishment ideas can you come up with?