Use as extra storage for a guest room or bathroom, use as a basket for gift-giving, make them for your table and use for crackers or to dress up condiment containers. These Button Boats would also look great in your =crat room or sewing room for tucking away often used supplies.
The Button Boats can be easily broken down for lying flat and then you just wrap the ties around the buttons to make them boats again.
Each Button Boat should take less than an hour. The instructions offer great tips on how to be successful with the pattern. The Boats are made from 10″ squares. This is a rotary cut project – no pattern pieces provided. Finished size is about 6″ x 3″. Stands about 2″ tall.
We had a great time making our versions for fall. There are so many uses! Here are some tips we discovered as we made out Button Boats
- If your machine is skipping stitches, go to a larger size needle. Our machine gave us best results with a jeans needle – 90/14 or even 100/16. If you have a variegated thread, do the zig-zag stitching with it.
- We made one with solid fabrics to better show off the buttons.
- We featured a favorite border fabric on the inside of the middle portion.
- Use a Frixion pen for the marking. A light touch of your iron and the marks are gone.
Lazy Girl Designs also offers Stiff Stuff Pre-Cut Interfacing for the Button Boats.