1) You will need to move the hanging loop if you purchase a hot pad with the hanging loop along one of the sides. With a seam ripper or small pointed scissors remove the stitching that holds the hanging loop in place on the hot pad. See illustration A. Cut off the loop as shown in illustration B. Fold and tuck in the excess material; with needle and thread tack down with a few stitches. See illustration C. Take the loop that was cut off and fold as shown in illustration D. With needle and thread attach to the outside of the hot pad on any corner you choose to be the top of the scissors cozy. See illustration E.
2) Fold the hot pad as shown in illustration F and pin in place.
4) Remove pins. With contrasting embroidery floss and larger needle cross-stitch along the edge as shown below.
5) With a few stitches sew the wooden button on top as shown above through the overlapping sections of the hot pad.