February 24, 2011

Covered Buttons

Have you ever wondered about making covered buttons?? They're super easy and really give that POP you might be looking for.  But warning - they may be addictive.

My first round were just standard to match a vest for my little boy:
They were just plain - - but now that I've made some with fun fabric (Amy Butler's Soul Blossom line), there's no stopping...  Here's a quick how to make Dritz (or any - that's just what I used) covered buttons:

Some packs come with a snapping tool - some don't.  But they basically go together the same way.  This package did not have a tool.   

Cut circles a little bigger than the button (my package had a template on the back) - an notice those teeth-things:
Wrap the fabric around and push it into the teeth-things to hold it in place - see:
Put the bottom piece on top of the top piece.  Push down - hard -you'll hear a "snap".  A hint is to use a spool of thread - fit the hole in the spool over the little hook thing in the button.
And that's it.  Fun, right??
These were for my fall/spring coat - I love the "pop" they gave it.  But now I want to make a bunch just to have a fabric covered button stash for future projects....


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Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

8 Fabulous Comments:

I love covered buttons.!! I need to make some now..

I love fabric covered buttons! They also make great earrings and embellishments to bobby pins!

I love them...I used them to make our headboard. I just wish you could change them out when you wanted to instead of buying new ones!

I put fabric buttons on a bag I made. I really felt like going crazy with all different sorts of fabrics but I restrained myself :)

How cute! I would have never thought to even think about making these! But now that I know how easy, how could I not! Thanks!! :)

We love them for hair ties. We just thread a rubber band through the back.

I had NO idea they were so easy! Thanks for sharing!

I love fabric buttons - I use them on window treatments all the time to tie in trim. How fun are those you made!

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