HOW TO MAKE A BUTTON BLANKET

MATERIALS

THE BLANKET: IS MADE OUT OF WOOL, MELTON, CASHMERE OR SABLE SUEDE DEPENDING ON WEIGHT AND EXPENSE.

THE DESIGN: IS MADE OUT OF ULTRASUEDE AS IT DOESN'T FRAY.

YOU CAN USE ANY STYLE AND SIZE OF BUTTONS YOU WANT.

CUT OUT YOUR BLANKET BASED ON YOUR SIZEMEASUREMENTS.

CUT OUT TRIM AND STITCH IT TO THE EDGE OF THE BLANKET.

DESIGN YOUR CREST AND PHOTO COPY IT ON TO A TRANSPARENCY.

PROJECT THE IMAGE ONTO THE WALL TAPE UP YOUR HEAT AND BOND.

TRACE DESIGN ONTO THE HEAT AND BOND THEN IRON IT ONTO THE BACK SIDE OF YOUR ULTRASUEDE.

CUT OUT YOUR DESIGN USING FINE SCISSORS OR OLFAKNIFE.

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ALL THE PIECES AND PEAL OFF BACKING

LAYOUT DESIGN ONTO BLANKET

IRON DESIGN ONTO BLANKET USING A PRESS CLOTH

SEW ON DESIGN

ADD BUTTONS AND ANY OTHER TIES TO FIT BLANKET

CUT AND SEW FRINGE INTO A BIASTAPE BINDING.

SEW FRINGE ONTO YOUR BLANKET ADD FINISHING TOUCHES AND YOU ARE DONE.

Here is a step by step process of making a Button Blanket. I am assisted in this process by three of my students Katrina Husband, Rhoda Thompson and Raven LeBlanc Pearsonwho created two blankets each. The students mentored for the summer and created one blanket for themselves and one to be gifted to the Haida Children's Dance Group. We also gifted a blanket to the Queen Charlotte Secondary School for the use of their Home Ec. Room and sewing machines. We had a gallery opening "Creative Chaos" at On The Rock Gallery. I hope this helps anyone who is trying to learn. Have Fun! Yolonda Skelton 

OUR SHOW "CREATIVE CHAOS" AT THE ON THE ROCK GALLERY IN HAIDA GWAII

STUDENTS BLANKETS

TEACHER BLANKETS

EAGLE BLANKET BY RAVEN LEBLANC PEARSON

RAVEN BLANKET BY RAVEN LEBLANC PEARSON GR.9 GIFTED TO HAIDA CHILDREND'S DANCE GROUP

EAGLE BLANKET BY RHODA THOMPSON

BUTTERFLY BLANKET BY RHODA THOMPSON GR.10 GIFTED TO HAIDA CHILDREN'S DANCE GROUP

WOLF BLANKET BY KATRINA HUSBAND

FROG BLANKET BY KATRINA HUSBAND GR.10 GIFTED TO THE HAIDA CHILDREN'S DANCE GROUP

SEA OTTER BLANKET BY YOLONDA SKELTON TEACHER GIFTED TO Q.C.S.S. SD#50

Here is a step by step process of making a Button Blanket. I am assisted in this process by three of my students who created two blankets each. The students mentored for the summer and created one blanket for themselves and one to be gifted to the Haida Children's Dance Group. We also gifted a blanket to the Queen Charlotte Secondary School for the use of their Home Ec. Room and sewing machines. We had a gallery opening "Creative Chaos" at On The Rock Gallery. I hope this helps anyone who is trying to learn. Have Fun! Yolonda Skelton