These coiled buttons are easy to make but a bit tough on the machine.
Begin by cutting 3 fabric strips about 2" wide and 3" to 6" long. No science just a creative combination of color
This project does not have to be on the bias. It can be cut on the straight of grain. Sew the stripes together end to end. You should now have a long ribbon of fabric 2" wide and about 15" long.
I used 1/2" cotton cording. Use the soft kind since any other will add too much bulk to get under the foot of your sewing machine.
Roll the two outside edges to the inside center, then fold in half over the cording. Stitch along the edge.
Begin coiling the rope placing a pin here and there to keep it from springing apart.
Turn under the ending edge and wrap slightly to the underside.
Stitch an "X" onto the coil to hold it together. Be careful, use a large needle, and go slow. Your machine may whine about all the bulk under the foot. Go slow, talk kind and sew easily across.
Great as a decorative embellishment.
Although, I don't know what I'm going to do with mine yet.