Buttons and Zippers
With Sarah Peasley
April 10, 7:00-9:00pm CDT
Add buttons or a zipper to this great little pouch and to all your knit or crocheted items!
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 7 days following the event.
Whether buttons are destined to be the shining stars of a project or to blend into the background, whether they’re functional or purely decorative, we’ll learn to sew them on properly and securely.
Curious about adding a zipper installation? Okay, let’s do it!
In two hours, you’ll make a little button-embellished zippered pouch Make more, and you’ll have a pretty pile of tiny gifts – or tiny gift holders!
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
Must be able to knit or crochet a simple rectangle as directed for homework.
__Yarn: We’re looking for a sturdy knit fabric: dense enough to support the weight of the buttons, that will not get caught in the zipper, and doesn’t require a lining. Use something fun from your stash. You are welcome to hold two or more strands together.
__Needles/Hook: appropriate to the yarn used
__Blunt needle for seaming knitted/crocheted fabric
__At least three buttons (sizes can vary)
* one with four holes
* one with two holes
* one with a shank on the back
__4″ non-separating zipper (can be longer if you can’t find a 4″ zipper — we’ll talk about shortening zippers)
__ sewing needle to sew on buttons and zipper
__At least two colors of thread
* one to match or to contrast with the buttons or fabric – your choice!
* one to contrast with both the zipper and the knit/crochet fabric