Making my own fabric buttons is something I’ve always been interested in but didn’t really know how to go about it. I got these little button making kits in a random craft supply bag a few years ago and promptly lost them in my stash until I went through it recently.

Having them sitting there doing nothing seemed silly so I decided to give it a try 😀

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They come in two parts like this which fit together. I decided on some pink polar fleece to make mine.VioletLeBeaux-Covered-Buttons-_7602_9926Cut out a circle of fabric big enough to go over the button with overhang to spare. Mine was stretchy which really helped.VioletLeBeaux-Covered-Buttons-_7603_9927

Fold one side over the large button piece and poke it in so it catches on the metal teeth. I used a nail file to poke it.

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Keep doing it all the way around poking it in and pulling it tight.

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Now fit the other piece of the button into it and press tightly. I needed a pair of pliers to shove it in properly.

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The plier teeth squished the back in a bit but oh well it’s just the back!

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Button!

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This is the point you probably get a bit addicted to making buttons and next thing you know this happens…

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So there you go! Now I’m trying to think of a way I could do this without having buy the metal parts, James suggested just gluing fabric over regular buttons. More thought needed but I’ll come up with a way 😀

 

 

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