vintage buttons and a flower loom

While I was searching for crafts to make at my craft party last month, I came across a flower loom at the store. It looked intriguing, so I bought it (with one of those coupons that I’m never able to use because everything I buy is always on sale, and you can’t use the coupon on sale items…) Luckily, I was able to figure the thing out using the minimal instructions that came with it.

Here’s my ingredient list for this purse:

  • felt made from recycled plastic
  • 74 vintage buttons
  • cotton yarn
  • bedsheet

I used the square loom to make the flowery part. Then I laid everything out on the piece of felt I wanted to use for the front of the purse so I could get an idea of how I wanted the pattern.

Then I went to work! It took quite some time to sew the flower, as I did it by hand. It’s stitched all the way around the edges, on all the little outside loops, and around the center of the flower as well. Here’s how it turned out:

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The lining is made from an old bedsheet, and it has one felt pocket inside. No snap, however, because I like the open look (plus, it can stand up on its own):

I’m definitely putting this baby up for sale on the bohoECO etsy page soon! However, I may be done with the buttons for now :) Those things are a lot of work!

4 thoughts on “vintage buttons and a flower loom

  1. Fabuloso Chica! You are amazing… I am ordering little soho’s for my kids and friends for Christmas:) We love Creative Unique Chic just like bohoeco.

  2. Thats lovely – can you tell me – did you stitch the edges of the square flower while it was still on the loom or did you crochet it? I have a square loom but no instructions

    1. I did stitch the edges on the loom. I bought mine new so it came with lots of instructions, luckily! I bet you could find something online but if not, let me know. Maybe I can scan the instructions in for you.

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