Bottle caps - Wash, rinse and dry if you don't want a 'yeasty' odor to linger. Note: Because I used caps from non-twist bottles I had to pick and chose the ones that were the least dented.
Fat quarters of your favorite stash fabric.
Needle, thread (I used quilting thread), scissors, paper for a template (I use freezer paper).
Create a template. A circle that is larger than the bottle cap.
|I layered all the fabrics and pinned template with one pin.|
|Showing the 4 layers|
|Cut out your circles.|
|Turn and use a running stitch around the folded edge. Yes! It's making a yo-yo.|
|Gather the thread slightly to get it started.|
|Place the cap top side down into the yo-yo.|
|Finish gathering over the cap and tighten. Lock the stitching.|
|A completed cap.|
|Arrange your caps how you want.|
|Run threaded needle under the open edge to outer edge where you want to attach to the next cap.|
|Insert needle into the edge of the next cap and begin buttonhole stitch to secure the caps together.|
|Buttonhole stitch in progress.|
|Close-up of the attachment. Finish off stitching then run needle through towards one of the cap openings and snip.|
I hope you can use this tutorial to your advantage. Please let me know how yours came out and if you have any comments or suggestions on how to do this craft in a better way, please share with us all. Cheers.