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….