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Tiny Stitches
For centuries, eyes have been fascinating objects, and they can symbolise many different things in different cultures, from clairvoyance to wisdom and good luck. And even better, they are the perfect size for a button project!

Stitches Used
Satin stitch
Straight stitch
Split stitch

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© 2019 Irem Yazici / Search Press · Reproduced with permission. · ‘Tiny Stitches’ by Irem Yazici ISBN: 9781782217114 RRP Price: £12.99 Publisher: Search Press Available from www.searchpress.com
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  • How to make a buttons. The All Seeing Eye Button - Step 1
    Step 1

    Transfer the eye motif (or, alternatively, you can use the iron-on transfer paper at the back of the book) onto the piece of fabric, then place into an embroidery hoop.

  • How to make a buttons. The All Seeing Eye Button - Step 2
    Step 2

    Start with the pupil of the eye using two strands of black and satin stitch. To create the light effect on the pupil, use three strands of white to work a couple of small straight stitches.

  • How to make a buttons. The All Seeing Eye Button - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fill the first part of the iris using satin stitch, worked in three strands of dark gold. Work the stitches from the outside edge in towards the pupil.

  • How to make a buttons. The All Seeing Eye Button - Step 4
    Step 4

    Continue in satin stitch for the second part of the iris, this time using three strands of light golden olive. Once again, work the stitches from the outer edge inwards.

  • How to make a buttons. The All Seeing Eye Button - Step 5
    Step 5

    Outline the iris in split stitch using one strand of light brown.

  • How to make a buttons. The All Seeing Eye Button - Step 6
    Step 6

    Work the top outline of the eye in split stitch using three strands of medium apricot. Then stitch the bottom outline of the eye in split stitch using two strands of apricot.

  • How to make a buttons. The All Seeing Eye Button - Step 7
    Step 7

    For the sparkles, use one strand of precious metals dark gold to make short straight stitches.

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