February 1 ~ Valentine Inspiration

on February 1 | in Sewing Inspiration | by | with 164 Comments

Every day in February we’ll share some “True Love” crafting inspiration, with a Valentine focus in the first half and a wedding/party theme in the second half of the month. Enjoy!

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Embroidered Fabric Button by Sam, incy wincy stitches

This embroidered fabric button has a padded, satin stitch red heart. Sam has a valentine embroidery pattern you can download from her incy wincy stitches blog here.

Learn how to make a fabric covered button, a button without the button kit or a fabric-covered button badge.

Comment in any post this week for your chance to win one of these great prizes: Recycled Eco-Felt Bundle from Felt-o-rama; $15 gift certificate to Noah and Lilah; $15 gift certificate to The Pleated Poppy; $15 gift certificate to Sew,Mama,Sew! Take a look at the February “True Love” prize master list to see other great prizes we’ll be giving away this month.

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164 Responses to February 1 ~ Valentine Inspiration

  1. buy hemp says:

    I’ve got a great number of car projects I’m doing, and I think my cousin wants to get me a brand-new beld sander for my birthday as well.

  2. thea says:

    I am really excited about the second half of the month!!

  3. beth says:

    I just love the heart. It makes my own heart beat with joy.

  4. Kelli says:

    I always love handwork and all kinds of embroidery, but I just don’t have the patience to do it right now…I’ll keep admiring from afar for now and maybe one day… THANKS!

  5. shannon says:

    absolutely adorable!

  6. Marcia W. says:

    This is a way kool button – wish someone would make one for me…

  7. m moon says:

    sweet button

  8. Colleen says:

    This is lovely! I do like the idea of using it as a pin/brooch.

  9. Cristi says:

    Can’t wait to try some of these!

  10. Nicole Lamb says:

    Thanks for the fabric covered button tut. I have been wondering how to do that but hadn’t looked it up yet!

  11. terri says:

    love that button!!!

  12. Sheetal says:

    hello you pretty little heart, you make me smile!

  13. Anna says:

    How cute is that button?!

  14. Page says:

    I absolutely love embroidered buttons. That’s a great project. ~Page

  15. adriane says:

    I always wondered how they got the fabric on the button! Beautiful color, I am definitely inspired!

  16. anja says:

    love the covered button idea.

  17. tara says:

    thanks for all the neat ideas! i can barely keep up between my own things and all the neat stuff i keep finding out there!

  18. laura gallagher says:

    Oh, I wish my hands would work on something so small…cute though!

  19. Cindy says:

    I really wait with bated breath for the wonderful new ideas that pop up on sew mama sew–AND it would be so very fun to win something!!

  20. Lauren says:

    so cute, I’ve always wanted to know how to fabric covered buttons

  21. elana says:

    so cute. my 4 year old informs me that she “needs” one.

  22. sy says:

    love the embroidery patterns, the owl is so cute, thanks for sharing

  23. allison says:

    such a sweet, simple button. i’d like to have one!

  24. kelli says:

    Cute button! I’m going to make it into a hair clip for my daughter. Love the robots!

  25. Lori says:

    Those tiny stitches are amazing!

  26. nancy says:

    That’s cute!

  27. nancy says:


  28. Anna Sander says:

    I love the button! I have been eyeing fabric covered buttons for a long time, but I haven’t bought the tools yet. Valentine’s Day might be the inspiration I need to finally try it out!

  29. Julia says:

    Super cute button!

  30. Christine says:

    I have all the stuff to make this! gonna go at it now.

  31. Erin says:

    Love this button! I’d love to make it a pin and wear it on my coat.

  32. susan says:

    What a sweet little project. I only wish my own hand stitching looked as good so close up! Thanks for the inspiration πŸ™‚

  33. C. Michele says:

    Awe. How sweet. I’ve never made buttons before, but now may be the time!

  34. Amazing!!

  35. kelly jo says:

    That it too cute! I’ve never been very good at embroidery, but I love to look at the beautiful creations people make!

  36. Linda says:

    Cute button, I love the raised heart design.

  37. Laura says:

    That is just adorable! So many projects that would look good on!

  38. Julia says:


  39. amber says:

    i can’t wait to try to make this!

  40. Claudia says:

    Thank you so much for those wonderful ideas and tutorials. It’s a good feeling to know that I will have enough to do for the next few years!

  41. ~Helena~ says:

    So cute, I love it.

  42. Jennifer S. says:

    Wow – what an idea, perfect to use on the fabric envelope I’m working on!

  43. Marilyn says:

    How simple but lovely. The button tutorial is a great way to use those little scraps I have and don’t want to part with…Thank you.

  44. Amanda H says:

    Really cute! I love the months of tutorials. I always find lots of fun projects and more blogs to add to my list of places to visit when you do them. We <3 Sew,Mama,Sew.

  45. Monah says:

    This is way too cute!!!

  46. What a cute little button! I have just started back into embroidery and love it!

  47. Angela says:

    I love valentines day! It’s the best crafting season of the year – no pressure, great colors, perfect sentiment….

  48. Laurel says:


  49. Brandi says:

    so cute, you could do so many color combos, i wonder how it would look with a few small hearts instead of one big one…hmmm something to put on my project list…

  50. Christine says:

    I love your inspirational ideas. Thanks so much!

  51. Teresa Peschke says:

    So cute, I’m so going to try this

  52. Lynn Osborne says:

    How cute this is! Thanks for the chance to win.

  53. Jerilyn says:

    Fabric buttons! Love them – have never tried to make them but now I will!!

  54. Kat says:

    I love that tutorial for making fabric-covered buttons without the kit. I have a whole box full of buttons that I don’t love, but not for long. I foresee a new couch-craft in my future…

  55. joycie says:

    sweet…i LOVE to embroider…hard to find really cute projects for my needle…

  56. I LOVE homemade buttons- it was one of my favorite things to make for our wedding- the button on our ring pillow. LOVE this.

  57. Camille says:

    Oooh, what perfect stitches! So pretty.

  58. Rachel says:

    thanks for the tutorial on how to cover without the kit!

  59. Michelle says:

    How can something so simple be so utterly gorgeous!? Fantastic.

  60. Lori says:

    Sweet and simple, I like it.

  61. Sam says:

    I love covered buttons, and now I have no excuse not to try them myself πŸ™‚

  62. Connie says:

    Adorable. Ladies and Gentleman, if you don’t think you have the patience, let me tell you that this will stitch up super fast and easy. It’s padded satin stitch. You can’t get any easier embroidery to so, except maybe the humble cross stitch.

  63. Beth says:


  64. Morgan says:

    My goodness that’s tiny!

  65. Connie Wright says:

    What an awesome job she did! That is so cool.

  66. Tong says:

    This is so cute and sooo pretty!

  67. Mary Margaret says:

    Adorable! Nice stitching!

  68. Katie says:

    That’s so delicate and eensy! I’m excited for this month! And so is my 6 month old daughter πŸ˜‰

  69. Lorrie says:

    This is just charming – and perfect to do one or a half-dozen in an evening.

  70. Kadybug says:

    Fabric buttons are cute! I have always wanted to try to make some and replace the buttons on my daughters cardigan.

  71. MsCleaver says:

    Too cute!

  72. Jen L says:

    oh, a small project I might actulaly finish!

  73. I love valentines day so I can’t wait to see the tutorials!

  74. Taysha Riggs says:

    Ooo I saw some felt being given away. I’m trying to get into more felt-y crafts.

    That would be awesome πŸ™‚

  75. Angela says:

    I can make that!

  76. Laura says:

    I was just looking for something like this! It will be perfect for the project I am working on. Thanks!

  77. Becky says:

    That is so cute! I never thought of embroidering a button cover! (doh!)

  78. Maya says:

    That heart is so cute!

  79. Bonnie says:

    The heart button is so cute, I have made the puff hearts, but never thought about making a button.

  80. Pam says:

    That does it, I’m busting out my needles and floss again.

  81. qsogirl says:

    what a cute button! or maybe “cute as a button”? πŸ˜‰

  82. Ramona says:

    sweet button for a little girl.

  83. Bekah says:

    Wow, that looks like it took some patience. Very beautiful though.

  84. Jenny says:

    Oh dear, those are adorable! I need to make some. Wouldn’t they be darling on the front of a journal? You know, with a ribbon that wraps around it to keep it closed. Beautiful!!

  85. alisha says:

    Thanks for the link to how to make a fabric covered button without a button kit. So helpful!

  86. Mama Lusco says:


  87. JJ says:

    Love the 3-d effect on this button!

  88. Stephanie says:

    This is cute!

  89. Elizabeth says:

    This is so cute! I love it!

  90. Paula says:

    not my cup of tea, but hey, there are many other things out there that are.

  91. Carrie L says:

    This will be a fun month of tutorials. Thanks!

  92. Linnea says:

    I can never get enough of fabric covered buttons! and they look even cuter personalized with embroidery.I love the way the heart stands out.

  93. Very sweet piece and simple enough to make up quick.


  94. jacqui says:

    So fun! i’ve been expanding my embroidery horizons lately and this is perfect!

  95. Diane says:

    Very cute! I love the downloadable patterns πŸ™‚

  96. amanda says:

    Gosh, that’s so sweet. I can just imagine such a button on coat cuffs.

  97. Amy says:

    Very cool little button!

  98. Hilary says:

    love the beautiful detail somuch fun

  99. Andrea P. says:

    My daughter just saw this page and said,”I want that!” I’ll have to try it.

  100. Brownie says:

    I have a project in mind that I can use this technique with perfectly. Thanks for sharing!

  101. Brinn says:

    Oh, pretty! If I embroidered at all, this would for sure be on my list of things to make.

  102. Carrie says:

    So sweet… I love it!

  103. Kristy Hall says:

    very cute. I think these on a little girls sweater or coat would be adorable for valentines day.

  104. jm says:


  105. jd says:

    I’ve never thought of making buttons…

  106. Mrs. H. says:

    I love covered buttons! Very cute.

  107. Sally says:

    I’m going home today and trying this!!! I lost two buttons on my pea coat! Thanks!

  108. Melissa says:

    Would look lovely on a nice red sweater!

  109. Amber says:

    What a beautiful button – how fun would a couple of these be on a little girl’s dress – great idea!

  110. DebbieKL says:

    Really nice button! Looks like it would take some patience, which I don’t always have. πŸ™‚

  111. What a great idea. This would love great on a little sweater for my daughter.

  112. MrsNehemiah says:

    these are sweet! I imagine a fabric covered button with a little heart on it, and embroidered messages like the little candy hearts have. I have to go dig up my covered button kits now.

    Mrs N

  113. Danielle says:

    so sweet!

  114. Betsy M says:

    How cute!!

  115. Samantha Fowler says:

    What a wonderful and simple idea. Sure gives new meaning to wearing your heart on your sleeve! So much potential, I wish I had thought of it.

  116. Betsy says:

    Thanks for this. Those button kits can get expensive!

  117. wendy says:

    that’s so lovely! I’m looking forward to all the inspiration this month πŸ™‚

  118. Faith says:

    Wow. That is so sweet and cute.

  119. Amy says:

    That is a sweet button. I have covered buttons before but I never thought to embroider on them first. That’s a great idea!

  120. Ingrid says:

    Delightful! And a small enough project that I could feel I accomplished something, compared to the sweater-that-never-ends.

  121. Kimberly says:


  122. Melissa S says:

    This is very sweet. I’m definitely going to try it!

  123. Jennwith4 says:

    So cute! I’ve got some buttons and the other supplies for this project I’ll have to try one out.

  124. Regina says:

    So simple and yet so striking! I am itching to create some special Valentine’s this year!

  125. Caroline says:

    That is so cute!

  126. Morgan says:

    That’s adorable! I’m wanting to do more embroidery! πŸ™‚

  127. Whistlepea says:

    That would make such a cute little pin on a winter coat!

  128. mon ami says:

    this is gorgeous. I’m a sucker for red against neutrals like this.

  129. Somer says:

    That is so pretty.

  130. Jessica M says:

    These are adorable, I love her little robots too.

  131. Sarah says:

    so stinkin’ cute!

  132. Angie says:

    Adorable. Looking forward to some ideas to brighten up this dreary month!

  133. Cheri says:

    Love the covered button. So heartzy!!!

  134. Andrea says:

    Sweet. With everything I’m learning about Valentine crafts, I’m actually feeling a little excited about valentine’s day this year. Thanks!

  135. Dusty says:

    So cute!!

  136. Heidi C says:

    This is adorable, I’m going to try it right now!

  137. Megan Lazzar says:

    that is just absolutely darling!

  138. wendy says:

    Those are some incy wincy stitches! Super cute! I like valentine’s stuff because you can keep it out all year round.

  139. Amy says:

    Please put my name in the hat for the weekly drawings. I just adore Feburary – my maiden name was Love, so I especially enjoy Valentine’s Day!

  140. dufff says:

    AS if I don’t already wear my heart on my sleeve… JK! Thanks for the inspiration!

  141. Paula L. says:

    Very sweet, thanks for the tutorial!

  142. Janelle says:

    That is so adorable!

  143. Carolyn says:

    I <3 buttons!

  144. Megan says:

    So adorable!

  145. Stacy says:

    Very cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

  146. Jackie K says:

    What a great idea! Thanks for the tutorial and the opportunity to win some great stuff.

  147. Barb says:

    Very cute…

  148. Tracy C. says:

    How sweet. And I like the idea of an earlier poster with the larger button badge. This might actually be something my husband would appreciate.


  149. Jessica says:

    I want to go make one now.Thanks for sharing!

  150. Gwen says:

    Very cute! It makes me wish I were better at hand stitching.

  151. So cute. I wish I had the patience. If I did, I would love to make three of these for my new cardigan. But I know I can’t…

  152. Southern Gal says:

    That’s precious.

  153. StephanieS says:

    I’m looking forward to another month full of ideas and tutorial.

  154. Judi B says:

    Cute idea!

  155. Amy says:

    Way cool button. It might even make me want to relearn how to embroider.

  156. Linda says:

    This looks to be a fun month. Great prizes! Thank you!

  157. Melissa H. says:

    Love this! So cute.

  158. Emily S says:

    I love it!

  159. Linda says:

    This is so, so lovely!! Thanks for the tutorial!

  160. Kristin says:

    cute πŸ™‚

  161. Liz B says:

    This is great, it would be so cool as a larger button badge, too!

  162. Lisa Eichholtz says:

    How cute! I wish I had a little girl – this would make a sweet button for a child’s outfit….or a decoration for my Valentine’s Day Dinner…hmmm…

  163. Dawn says:

    Cute button! Thanks for sharing how to cover a button without the kit.

  164. dorothy says:

    Such a cute little heart. I’m not sure if I have quite the patience with precision work for this kind of thing, though…

    Way to go, Sam.

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