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Face Mask with Ribbon Using Sewing Clips Tutorial by ILikeBigButton.com April 13 2020

https://ilikebigbuttons.com/collections/sewing-notions

As a precaution, I have been making our family some face masks. Nothing fancy, I was limited to what supplies I had on hand. I made a mask with Elastic earlier, this one will be with ribbon ties.

So with some fabric scraps, ribbon (they mentioned you could use shoelaces as an option), sewing clips, and my trusting sewing machine, I found a set of instructions and struck out.

Here is the first version I made:

https://ilikebigbuttons.com/collections/sewing-notions

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Supplies:

  • Face Mask Instructions (I used these as general guidelines)
  • 2x 9.5" x 6.5" pieces of Fabric
  • 4x 18" of Ribbon or brand new Shoelaces (this is a good average size, but may need to be adjusted if you are a smaller person)
  • Sewing Clips
  • Sewing Machine

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1. Cut out 2x 9.5" x 6.5" fabric rectangles.

2. With right side of 9.5" x 6.5" fabric facing up, pin a piece of 18" ribbon in each corner. Like so.

3. Pin the second piece of 9.5" x 6.5" fabric facing down to the fabric with the ribbon pinned to it. Make sure the tails of the ribbon don't get caught in the edges while sewing. I tied the ribbon into loose loops to keep them from finding their way into the edge seam.

4. Sew a 1/4" seam starting about 1/2 way on the long side. Go all the way around the perimeter, stopping when you have about 1.5" to 2" left. Make sure to go back and forth at each of the corners to anchor the ribbon. Leave that gap so that you can turn the face mask right side out.

5. Turn the mask right side out and iron it flat.

6. Make three pleats lengthwise, like you are folding a paper fan. I eyed it and used the sewing clip width as my pleat measurer, but if I was making more than a handful of these, I would make myself a template to make this part easier. The pleats help the mask form around the wearer’s face. Secure each pre-sewn pleat with a sewing clip as pictured above.

7. Now sew a 1/4"  stitch around the outer perimeter of the mask face, going back and forward over the corners to add more stability to the ribbon.

8. Then, top stitch a second time around the outer edge about 1/4" in from the first round of stitching.

9. Tada! You have a finished face mask.

*Afterthoughts, my kiddos will need smaller masks, this one seems best sized for teens to adults.


Face Mask with Elastic Using Sewing Clips Tutorial by ILikeBigButton.com April 08 2020

https://ilikebigbuttons.com/collections/sewing-notions

We have been home now for close to a month, only leaving our home when we need supplies. What a change to our lives this last month has been. I am now a full-time teacher/chef/working mom. My sweet husband, who just started working from home because our kiddos were all in school, is now experiencing daily band concerts, 6 feet from his office, and the whirling dervishes that are our active kiddos being on top of us all day every day.

More than ever we have to watch what we touch, who we come into contact with, and when we have to go out, we have to protect ourselves from unknowing coming into contact with germs. It is a lot to take in.

As a precaution, I decided to make our family some face masks. Nothing fancy, I was limited to what supplies I had on hand. You will be surprised to know that I have a limited supply of fabric. A few years ago, I had so much fabric I didn't know what to do with it all, but I have finally whittled did down to scraps while making baby blankets for the babies who have joined our extended family and friends and gifting it to church projects to bless others.

So with some fabric scraps, headband elastic (it's all I had), sewing clips, and my trusting sewing machine, I found a set of instructions and struck out.

Here is the first version I made:

https://ilikebigbuttons.com/collections/sewing-notions

https://ilikebigbuttons.com/collections/sewing-notions

Supplies:

  • Face Mask Instructions (I used these as general guidelines)
  • 2x 9.5" x 6.5" pieces of Fabric
  • 2x 7" of Elastic (this is a good average size, but may need to be adjusted if you are a smaller person)
  • Sewing Clips
  • Sewing Machine

https://ilikebigbuttons.com/collections/sewing-notions

1. Cut out 2x 9.5" x 6.5" fabric rectangles.

https://ilikebigbuttons.com/collections/sewing-notions

2. With right side of 9.5" x 6.5" fabric facing up, pin a piece of 7" elastic from left bottom looped to left top. Pin a piece of 7" elastic from right bottom looped to right top. Like so.

3. Pin the second piece of 9.5" x 6.5" fabric facing down to the fabric with the elastic pinned to it.

https://ilikebigbuttons.com/collections/sewing-notions

4. Sew a 1/4" seam starting about 1/2 way on the long side. Go all the way around the perimeter, stopping when you have about 1.5" to 2" left. Make sure to go back and forth at each of the corners to anchor the elastic. Leave that gap so that you can turn the face mask right side out.

https://ilikebigbuttons.com/collections/sewing-notions

5. Turn the mask right side out and iron it flat.

https://ilikebigbuttons.com/collections/sewing-notions

https://ilikebigbuttons.com/collections/sewing-notions

6. Make three pleats lengthwise, like you are folding a paper fan. I eyed it and used the sewing clip width as my pleat measurer, but if I was making more of these, I would make myself a template to make this part easier. The pleats help the mask form around the wearer’s face. Secure each pre-sewn pleat with a sewing clip as pictured above.

7. Now sew a 1/4"  stitch around the outer perimeter of the mask face, going back and forward over the corners to add more stability to the elastic.

8. Then, top stitch a second time around the outer edge about 1/4" in from the first round of stitching.

https://ilikebigbuttons.com/collections/sewing-notions

9. Tada! You have a finished face mask.

*Afterthoughts, this mask was the perfect size for my husband, but I would probably make the elastic a 1/2" to 1" shorter for women. I will have to play with it to see what size works best for me. And of course, my kiddos will need smaller masks, this one seems best sized for teens to adults.


I Like Big Buttons! 🌈 Rainbow Combo Sale 🌈 March 01 2020

Rainbow Combo Packs are 20% OFF

No Coupon Necessary

Time to stock up!

Good Through March 31, 2020.

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♥♥♥ I Like Big Buttons! Be My Valentine Sale ♥♥♥ February 14 2020

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While I am celebrating this day of LOVE with my family use this coupon code for 14% off your website order: BEMYVALENTINE
 
*Valid Today Only (2/14/2020) @ ILikeBigButtons.com
 

Sale! 50% OFF -- 50 Piece - Sewing Clips/Binding Clips November 08 2019

50% OFF -- 50 Piece - Sewing Clips/Binding Clips

--> $3.49 (Originally $6.95)

Exclusive to I Like Big Buttons! Friends and Fans!!! Good Through Sunday (Sunday - 11/10) on our website.
*Supplies may be limited.

Key Fob Lip Balm Holder by ILikeBigButtons.com December 10 2018

I have been admiring these Lip Balm Holders for some time and decided to today to make a few for my littles' Lip Balm and my Blistex. I love how they turned out!

Supplies:

1.  Cut a 15.5" x 2.25" piece of Cotton Fabric and Fusible Interfacing. These measurements will work for standard Lip Balm Tube and the standard Blistex Tube. You may need to adjust measures for your favorite lip product.

2.  Iron the Fusible Interfacing to the wrong side of your fabric.

3.  Fold right sides together width-wise and sew both long sides with a 1/4" seam. Do not sew short sides.

4.  Turn tube right side out through the open side, iron flat, and sew the open short side closed with a zig-zag stitch.

5.  Fold zig-zag side back on itself 1 1/4". Sew straight stitch 1/2" from the top, and again at 5/8" from the top. This is what it will look like from the back.

6.  Here is how the front turned out. This will be the front of the pocket on the Lip Balm Holder.

7.  Fold the tab that will be the front of the pocket at 2 3/4". Make sure the zig-zag stitch is hidden. Use Sewing Clips to hold front pocket in place while sewing. Stitch at 1/4" seam around the whole holder. And again at 1/8". Start and finish at the top edge so that your start and finish stitches will be hidden.

8.  Center the 1.25" Key Fob Hardware on the top edge of the Lip Balm Holder.

9.  Using Key Fob Hardware Pliers squeeze the Key Fob Hardware closed with gentle pressure.  Sometimes, I go back and forth from left to right added a little bit of pressure to each side until it eases together.  Our Key Fob Hardware Pliers make this easy to do. Make sure the teeth in the Key Fob Hardware are sunk securely into the fabric.

10.  Tada! These little Lip Balm Holders were easy to make and are great as a quick thoughtful gift for a loved one who hates chapped lips. 

11.  Hang them on your keychain, the outside of your purse, or anywhere you need for quick access.

To see all our Key Fob Hardware Tutorials, visit our Projects section here.


Back To School Giveaway Week @ ILikeBigButtons! August 20 2018

If you both excited for and dreading your kiddos heading back to school, you are not alone! I love having my kiddos all summer long, but they more than me are ready to get back to school and see their friends. Or as my uber social kiddo said, "Make new friends." 😂🤣😂 I love that kid! To celebrate, we will be giving away an I Like Big Buttons! 'For Momma' craft supply prize every day this week to prepare yourself for the School Year in our I Like Big Buttons Fan Group!
 
The winner must comment with an answer to the day's post/image in I Like Big Buttons Group. Giveaway will start at 12 pm PT today!!!
 
Daily Prizes:
 
Monday's prize:  50 Mini Sewing Clips (3/8" wide by 1" long)
 
Tuesday's prize:  ILikeBigButtons.com ($15 Coupon Code good for a one time purchase on ILikeBigButtons.com)
 
Wednesday's prize:  210 Long Prong KAM Snap Starter Pack (One 10 pack of each color)
 
Thursday's prize:  24 Mix of Key Fob Hardware (4 pieces of each size (1 Inch and 1.25 Inch) and finish (Silver, Antique Brass, and Gunmetal))
 
Friday's prize:  24 Mix of Oval Lobster Clasps (4 pieces of each size (13 mm, 20 mm, 25 mm) and finish (Silver and Antique Brass))
 
Saturday/Sunday prize: ♥ 600 sets of KAM Plastic Snaps (10 sets of B1 through B60 in Size 20)
 
*One (1) Random winner will be drawn every day at 12 pm PT.
 
Don't Forget our Back-To-School Sale going on right now!
 
 
#ilikebigbuttons #shopilikebigbuttons #giveaway #backtoschool #win #craftshop #craftstore

It's My Birthday Week!!! April 09 2018

 
To celebrate, I will be giving away a prize every day in I Like Big Buttons Fan Group!
 
The winner must comment with an answer to the day's post/image in I Like Big Buttons Group. Giveaway will start at 12 pm PT today!!!
 
Daily Prizes:
 
Monday's prize: 100 Sewing Clips
 
Tuesday's prize: 25 Round Shaped Enameled Pacifier Clips (A Random Mix)
 
Wednesday's prize: Super Starter Pack in Rainbow Spectrum
 
Thursday's prize: 25 Sets of Silver 1" (25 mm) Key Fob Hardware
 
Friday's prize: 25 Jumbo Paperclips (A Random Mix)
 
Saturday/Sunday prize: ILikeBigButtons.com ($15 Coupon Code good for a one time purchase on ILikeBigButtons.com)
 
*One (1) Random winner will be drawn every day at 12 pm PT.
 
#ilikebigbuttons #shopilikebigbuttons #giveaway #birthdayweek #birthdaycelebration #win #craftshop #craftstore

15% off End of the Year Sale at ILikeBigButtons.com December 27 2016

The End of the Year is upon us!  As we prepare to welcome the 2017, we wanted to celebrate the last bit of 2016 with a big sale!!! 

15% off of everything in ILikeBigButtons.com on purchases over $25.00 using coupon code:

YEAREND15

(Good through January 3rd, 2017 on our website only.)

***BONUS: Don't forget that US orders over $70 also get upgraded to free shipping!

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I Like Big Buttons! Storewide 2016 Black Friday Sale!!! November 22 2016

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Today will not be known as the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. It will be known as Black Friday, but still on a Tuesday!!!  I couldn't resist.  :P

BLACK FRIDAY is here early!!! Before we prepare to celebrate another amazing Thanksgiving with our family, I wanted to give all of you our Black Friday Deals so you can get started with some great Christmas crafts or for you pre-planners ;) some last minute projects.

Coupon Codes (Good through Cyber Monday 11/28/16 on our website):

BLKFRI5  for 5% off of orders over $25

BLKFRI7 for 7% off of orders over $50

BLKFRI10 for 10% off of orders over $100

BLKFRI15 for 15% off of orders over $200

***BONUS: Don't forget that US orders over $70 also get upgraded to free shipping!!!

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!!! Have a great crafty holiday week!!!

I Like Big Buttons! and All Buttons big and small :)

KAM Snaps:

Pacifier Supplies:

All Enamel Clips Angle wide

Cover Buttons:

Key Fob Hardware:

Barrettes:

Bobby Pins:

Paper Clips:

Earring Supplies:

Sewing Clips:

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And Much More...


FREE 25 Sewing Clips with Purchases over $55 October 03 2016

25 Mini Sewing Clips (3/8" wide by 1" long) - FREE with ILikeBigButtons.com Orders over $55

This random mix of mini sewing clips have many great uses.  Perfect for making quilts, binding, knitting, crocheting, crafting, general sewing, and more.  Will hold multiple layered sections of sewing projects such as piping without distortion.  Great alternative to pins especially when working with thicker fabric or fabric you don’t want pin holes in like leather, vinyl, pile or delicate fabrics.

1.  Simply choose $55 or more of ILikeBigButtons.com craft supplies, add them to your online cart.  

2.  Then, add this listing to your cart.

3.  And apply Coupon Code at checkout (Good through Thursday 10/6): FREECLIPS103

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#‎ilikebigbuttons‬ ‪#sale #freebie #freesewingclips #sewingclips #sewingnotions


Back To School Craft Supply Sale at ILikeBigButtons.com !!! August 08 2016

Back to School is upon us!!! As we prepare to send our children for another amazing school year, I wanted to give all of you Mamas a Mom appropriate Back To School Sale so you can get started with some great crafts or for you pre-planners start thinking about holiday gifts.

Coupon Codes (Good through Friday 8/12/16 on our website):

BTS5 for 5% off of orders over $25

BTS7 for 7% off of orders over $50

BTS10 for 10% off of orders over $100

BTS15 for 15% off of orders over $200

***BONUS: Don't forget that US orders over $70 also get upgraded to free shipping!!!

Have a great crafty week!!!

I Like Big Buttons! and All Buttons big and small :)

KAM Snaps:

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Pacifier Supplies:

All Enamel Clips Angle wide

MAM rings all colors

O ring all colors angle

Cover Buttons:

Key Fob Hardware:

Barrettes:

Bobby Pins:

bobby pins all colors (4x4) tight shot

Paper Clips:

Earring Supplies:

10mm earring (4x4)

Sewing Notions:

Wonderific Clips All Main Shot

And Much More...

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Brand New!!! Mini Sewing Clips by I Like Big Buttons! July 13 2016

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Mini Sewing Clips (3/8" wide by 1" long)

We are so excited to finally carry these.  We love them.  They are very useful for so many crafting projects as well as around the house.  I even use them to hold my sheet music in place when I am playing the piano.  :)

These mini sewing clips have many great uses.  Perfect for making quilts, binding, knitting, crocheting, crafting, general sewing, and more.  Will hold multiple layered sections of sewing projects such as piping without distortion.  Great alternative to pins especially when working with thicker fabric or fabric you don’t want pin holes in like leather, vinyl, pile or delicate fabrics.

Each clip opens wide to hold layers of fabric and the clip base is flat for easy feeding to the presser foot and won't damage your precious fabric.  They have convenient 1/4" and 1/2" seam allowance markings on the base for ease of use.

  • Like having a “third hand”
  • Easy to open
  • No pin pricks
  • Colorful and easy to spot when dropped on the floor
  • Endless uses and counting

The possibilities are as big as your imagination!

These Sewing Clips are available in the following mix of colors:

  • Blue
  • Lime Green
  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Red
  • Magenta
  • Pink

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