Wedding diary: buttons using wooden molds
For the Wedding Suitcoat and waistcoat I decided to hand cover 18th century style wooden button molds. I had posted a picture of my hand sewing by candle/fire light when we were without power for a few days and was encouraged to post more. Here are some more detail shots showing the process below.
Sewing by the fire:
Taking the squares and sewing the first sides together:
Sewing the second sides together:
I don’t have a photo but then you trim the corners and sew those in to make them tight to the circular shaping. Here is a photo of them as they piled up:
This literally blows my mind. All I can think of is Abe Lincolon studying by candlelight.
I found it very rewarding. You can see I was enjoying my evenings by the fire with some wine and hand sewing. Two of my favorite things :)
This is really amazing!
May I please ask you where you found those button molds? I want to try my hand at them and can’t seem to locate them.