The holes in each of these buttons highlight the veins, stem and outline of the leaf once they are stitched. The holes are left empty so that you can stitch into them with your own needle and yarn or embroidery thread. These are a great way to personalize garments, add color to baby items or to embellish your accessories with a special touch. When using these buttons in a place where they need to be functional, it’s a good idea to fill in the holes first, then tack the button onto the garment using only a few of the holes. If you use only holes more towards the center of the button to attach it to the garment, the button will function better. The holes are pretty small, so you may want to use only one or two plies of the yarn to fill it in if it your yarn is super thick.
Buttons are made of bamboo and are 1/8 in thick. Choose between 3/4 in (19 mm) or 7/8 in. (23 mm).
These buttons can go in the washer and the dryer, but as with most things made of natural materials, they will probably last longer if they are hand washed or if the item is dried flat.