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New: lovely small wooden buttons

Jun 19, 2013 12:00:00 AM

These cute little wooden buttons arrived in the shop:

wooden buttons

Star or fir, have you chosen?

Available in our shop (click the image) -> € 0.35 piece

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Making suspenders

Oct 8, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Suspenders are both practical and decorative. We had idea to do a little tutorial to show you the manufacture of suspenders in our way: simple and fast.

suspenders DIY

The material:

- 2 rectangles of stars fabric
7x75 cm for 2 to 4 years child,
7x85 cm for 6 to 8 years,
7x90 cm for 10 to 14 years,
9x110 cm for 16 years to adult.
- sewing thread matching the fabric
- 4 25 mm suspenders clasps for child, 36 mm for adult.
- 2 adjustment clips 25mm (child) or 36mm (adult)
- 1 suspenders cross-brace 25mm (child) or 36mm (adult)
- 2 black or white elastic band 2cm wide x 15cm

Tools:

- loop turner (indispensable)
- cisors
- sewing machine, of course!

We made a video just for you to show each step in picture (you can activate the English subtitles by clicking on CC):

 

To help you achieving, we added the tutorial, with step by step photos:

1 / Iron each cut strip of fabric

Iron the fabric strip before making suspenders

2 / Fold each strip of fabric right side against right and stitch to 1cm from the edge then Iron the strips seam very flat before returning it.

Iron the seam flat

3 / Once the strips returned with the loop turner iron it the seam centered.

Once the suspender returned, iron it

4 / Slip in each of the suspenders on the future front part the adjustment buckles, fold the fabric twice and stitch.

Slip the adjustment buckles

5 / Now slip in each of the suspenders, the suspender clips, then move the strip in hand in the adjustment buckle by ensuring the buckle and the clamp are on the same side. Tighten the adjustment buckle on the strip.

Put the suspender clamps

6 / Slip each strip crossing them in the cross-brace.

Slip strips in the cross-brace

7 / Push each of the elastic bands in the back part of each strip with the loop turner (pass through the seam) up to 30 cm in height, secure it with a pin and stitch.

Push elastic bands in each strip

Elastic band in suspender strip

Elastic band suspender sewing

8 / Place in each of suspenders, the back clamps, fold the fabric twice and stitch.

Suspenders adjustment clamps sewing

 

Well done! It's over, you just have to give your custom suspenders or pair them with the kids outfits. Why not strapless floral fabrics to give a chic and cheerful side to a man's outfit?

Find all our printed patterned fabrics on this page to give you some suspenders creation ideas!

DIY: adjustable stars suspenders finished

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Prym Color Snaps (press studs)

Feb 18, 2015 12:00:00 AM

The Prym Color Snaps (press studs) just arrived ! We loved their colors and shapes, so we all have for sale. Plastic color snaps studs existed for KAM pliers, here they are available now for the Prym Vario pliers.

You will be able to put some everywhere, children's clothing, accessories, etc. These snaps are practical and decorative. If you do not like to sew buttonholes, snaps are made for you!

Be careful, you'll need a special tool to add to your Prym Vario pliers.

The Color Snaps (press studs) are available as Round shaped but also as Heart and Star shaped.

Click below to find the heart shaped snaps (here in mint green):

mint green heart shaped Color Snaps

Find here the star shaped Color Snaps (here golden):

golden star shaped Color Snaps

And discover the multitude of colors available as round shaped snaps ! (40 colors) :

round Prym Color snaps colors

To illustrate, here's an example of round light blue Color Snaps:

blue round shaped Prym color snaps

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