Bottle top buttons

These buttons are made using a ‘Dorset’ button technique that I found similar to Ojos de Dios or ‘God’s eyes’. First I cut away the top of the cap to make a ring and then bound it with thread – which was very satisfying because the grooves are already there.

The main part of the button was wound round like a spider’s web. I followed instructions on how to make a shank which was necessary due to the depth of the button.

The trickiest part was learning how to do buttonholes on my sewing machine…

I used these buttons to make a cushion from an old wool blanket, and I’ll use the cushion to store… more old blankets.

Top priority

Projects finding uses for bottle tops, lids and caps of bottles and jars.