This is a hand stitched fabric button, made by wrapping two fabric shapes around a felt core, and stitching back to back. The top fabric is cotton in red with metallic gold splashes. The back fabric is pale cotton. The edge of the button is hand stitched needlelace in variegated red cotton thread.
This traditional method creates buttons that are soft but firm. Fabric buttons are suitable for a variety of uses: children’s clothes and toys, millinery, scrapbooking, embroidery or textile projects, costume/cosplay.They do not have metal/plastic inserts or shanks. This fabric button can be laundered gently by hand washing or dry cleaning.
Fabric buttons can be sewn to clothing or paper the same way you sew on regular buttons: by sewing right through the button! Or you can just sew the fabric backing to your surface, creating an invisible join. Alternatively, I can add a handwoven loop or bar on the back as a small shank for attachment, please note in the comments if you would like this addition.