Amy Departs Her Pearls of Wisdom on Vintage Shell Buttons

Do you love collecting buttons and dream of all the possibilities to create with them? Are you overwhelmed by all the ideas online and the time it takes to find the right project? Let Amy help you!! This workshop will give you the project instructions and receive the video content to motivate you to open your button box and start creating. AND it's more than just tutorials. 

Grow your knowledge and appreciation thru a history lesson, including a "field trip" to the National Pearl Button Museum. The video journal of Amy’s field trip to Muscatine, Iowa is a wonderful look into the history of buttons and offers ideas for planning your own visit to the National Button Museum. You will get the highlights as Amy walks you through the museum. 

The Pearl Button Primer Course is a multifaceted look into Amy’s favorite notion. She combines video lessons, interviews and sewing projects and supports them with downloadable reading materials and patterns.

What you will learn

  • A zippered patchwork pouch sewing project with many options to stylize and construct including quilt blocks and vintage linens

  • Interview with Jenny Allen featuring her art with pearl buttons

  • A history lesson on the pearl button with a tour of the National Pearl Button Museum in Muscatine, IA

  • Charming articles and uplifting essays from the Woman's Institute

  • Heirloom Art featuring pearl button card graphics

  • 3 Inspirational Articles Including "The Spirit of Service" and "Enthusiasm for Dressmaking" both by Mary Brooks Picken; "Button, Button" by Edith M. Patch

  • Includes access to course videos, downloads, the Creative Spark private community, and discussion with your instructor. Your course content does not expire.


When you sign up for the Pearl Button Primer Course you'll also receive digital copies of the following foundational resources: 

+ The Language of Fashion: A Dictionary and Digest of Fabric, Sewing and Dress (170 pages)

+ The ABC of Embroidery Stitches includes 24 practical stitches and borders. In this ebook, you will find illustrations for quilting, smocking, applique techniques, and how to make a tassel. (21 pages)


Pearl Button Primer

Put your collection of vintage notions, treasures and buttons to use with inspirational projects in this primer.

  • $47.99

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  • Amy's Vintage Craft Bundle

    Get THREE Primers and save 20%. This bundle includes:

    • Pearl Button Primer ($47.99)
    • Redwork Primer ($37.99)
    • Feedsack Primer ($37.99)

    A total value of $123.97 for ONLY $99.99!

Course Curriculum

  • Welcome to the Pearl Button Primer

    1 Video 1 Text

  • Foundational Resources

    1 Download

  • Patchwork & Pearl Button Pouch

    3 Videos

  • Artist Interview

    1 Video

  • Reading & Heirloom Art

    1 Download

  • History Lesson and Field Trip

    1 Video 1 Text