I took some of my beautiful fabric out to sew some masks, and while at it, I thought it would be a good idea to play a little with fabric because I haven't done that in quite a while.
As you can see I made a necklace and here's how to make it yourself if interested:
1. Fabric covered buttons
2. Crochet yarn and hook (sport /1.9mm) to make roses, leaves and buttons/ beads
3. Pearl beads
4. Felt or fabric patch for the back (optional)
5. Tapestry needle for weaving and sewing needle and thread for sewing the pearls / beads.
I used 4 sizes of buttons I had in my stash to dress up. I used this method to cover them with fabric.
Foundation and row 1: (leave a long tail when starting) ch30 and in 2nd st from hook ch3 (counts as 1st dc), dc3, ch3 and sl st in same st. sk2 sts, sl st in 3rd and repeat pattern above. Next, sk 2, sl st in 3rd and work this pattern: ch3, dc4,ch3, sl st in same stitch. Skip 2, sl st and repeat this pattern 2 more times. When done, sk 2, sl st in next and work this pattern:ch3, dc2, tr2, in next stitch tr2, dc2, ch3 and sl st (in the same stitch). Repeat this pattern 3 more times. Remember to skip the 2 stitches between making petals. Leave a long tail again when finished, because you are using them to sew the rose.
Before sewing I like to tie both ends / tails firmly to make sure no end unravels.Roll the rose into shape and pin to hold. Thread one tail through the tapestry needle and sew through the layers of the rose. Do so with the other one.
Ch 10. Starting from 2nd ch from hook, hdc1, dc1, dc1, tr1, dc1,dc1, hdc1, sc1 1 (one side made) next repeat the pattern in reverse for the other side: sc1, hdc1, dc1,dc1, tr1, dc1,dc1, hdc1, sl st. Chain 1o more and repeat the leaf pattern for the second leaf.
Bead pattern here.
Assembly / sewing
First sew the roses over the leaves and then onto the beads you want them on. Decorate with pearls.
Arrange the buttons - the bigger in the center, the smaller at the sides. I crocheted the circles - instead you can use felt or fabric to cover the back.
If you want to make crocheted patches, ch5 and join to make a ring. sc2 in all. Work this increasing pattern for a couple of rounds. If it is a big button, after those couple of increasing rounds, work sc1 in one st, sc2 in the next until you get the desired size for your button. Sew the buttons together.
I hope you get inspired to make something similar yourself!