Saturday, January 18, 2014

DIY Shawl Closures With Buttons

 The winds howl this time of year in the midwest!  In an effort to keep my shawls and scarves from blowing down the street, I made these from my button stash with a bit of elastic threaded through the button holes and tied in a knot.
 So very simple and extremely effective.  I love giganto buttons!  Big, colorful and easy to store if you are a collector like me.  Easy and affordable to purchase from local yarn shops I visit on my travels.  Above is a Lacy Baktus from Ravelry.  You can find the pattern link on my Karen's Carnival Rav page.  
 I found this button in a local yarn shop in St. Louis, Missouri.  The Freesia shawl pattern is from Jumpers Cable Knitting.  Very easy and quick to knit up with worsted weight yarn.  Find the pattern link on my Rav page.    
 I love the color combination and can use this one on so many shawls.  That's the beauty of these closures.  You can use them on all your scarves.
 I often wear my Crocodile Stitch shawls around my shoulders and this button adds a bit of color and interest.  Find the Crocodile Stitch pattern via my Rav page.
So, there you go!  Get out those gorgeous buttons, tie a bit of elastic through the holes and knot.
Best,
Sheila
Yarn tip:
Can't find the right button?  Use leftover yarn to make i-cord buttons or frog closures instead.

23 comments:

  1. That's a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing it, and your shawls are lovely, too.

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  2. Genius idea and your shawls are gorgeous!!!!! Thanks for sharing. X

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  3. What a clever idea! I wonder would these work as stitch markers - with smaller buttons?

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  4. Beautiful shawls and buttons. Thanks for the button idea. Yours are gorgeous.

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  5. Such a simple idea, thank you for sharing. Your buttons are gorgeous and the shawls are beautiful.

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  6. Hi Sheila, what beautiful work you do. Thank you for popping over to my blog and saying "hi". Take care. Heather

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  7. Great idea! I made one that was just supposed to stay wrapped around and I guess I move too much, cuz it unwraps. This is a great idea!!

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  8. I have the same orange/green button. Great idea for a closure. I assume you are using it like a ponytail band? I could also see threading it through the lace portion and then wrapping the band around the button.

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  9. What a great idea! Thanks for inspiring :-). And thanks for your nice comment about my little snails, I'm so pleased! I'm following your lovely blog now with feedly :-). Have a nice day!
    Nata

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  10. Love it! I'm going to go make a few right now :)

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  11. These buttons are all very unique and pretty!

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  12. That is such a brilliant idea! I think I am going to raid my button stash tonight!

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  13. Cool idea - the scarves are looking more noble right now! I'll try to "enhance" my own :)

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  14. Great idea! I have some perfect buttons I could do this with.

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  15. What a great idea!!! I snatched up some nice big buttons I have here at home and some of my daughters hair elastics and made several already! I sewed my buttons to the elastics. They work sooo good with my shawls! Usually I just drape them over my shoulders and they are always falling off. I used the button closures twice this week and was able to wear my shawls all day with out having to fuss with them at all! Yeah! Thanks again for sharing this awesome idea! :)

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  16. What a lovely note! Thank you so much....you made my day!

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