you're essentially using one stitch over and over to connect the buttons
but it is not forthe impatient crafter (which, many times, is me!). Although part of me was wondering when I'dbe done sewing these tiny buttons together and whether I was nuts for attempting this with suchtiny buttons, the other part of me really enjoyed the meditative quality of this project and theprettiness of the finished coaster. It's colorful yet simple, and since there are so many connectedthreads, it's also incredibly fun to flex the shape of the coaster. If you plan to make a whole set,or something bigger than a coaster, though, be sure to take plenty of breaks.To begin, gather yoursupplies. I laid outmy buttons in asquare to determinehow many I'd need tomake my coaster. Isettled on nine rowsof nine buttons.
81 four-hole buttons (I used 3/8-inch buttons; if you use something larger, you canprobably get away with fewer buttons)
Small amount of embroidery floss in three colors
Needle (be sure it fits easily through the button holes)
PatienceStart by cutting a 32-inch piece of embroidery floss. Pull a single strand loose and thread theneedle with it, knotting the ends.