Buttons are always a fun item to craft with. What's even more fun? Fabric covered buttons! These adorable buttons can be made using any fabric and lend themselves to a wide variety of uses from sewing projects to cute crafts.
After turning some into push pins for a previous post, it occurred to me that a lot of people may not know how to make fabric covered buttons, so I decided the other day to whip up a short tutorial. Many of you may already know how to make them, but just in case you don't...this tutorial offers a quick, easy way.
How to Make Fabric Covered Buttons
What You'll Need:
- Most stores that sell sewing notions will have a button kit for making covered buttons. The kit should come with a pusher (blue piece in the picture), button backs, button shells, and mold (white piece in the picture).
- Cut out a small piece of scrap fabric. One that is just a few inches on each side will work perfectly.
- Place the fabric right side down on top of the mold which is similar to a rubber bottle cap. The button shell will then go face down on top of the fabric.
- Push the button shell down into the mold. You want the fabric to fully cover the shell on all sides. If there is too much excess fabric, you can trim a little off.
- Place the button back into the button shell with the fabric tucked away inside. Make sure that the loop of the button back is facing up.
- Secure the button back into the shell by firmly pushing down on the pusher piece in your kit. You will hear a small snap when this step is complete.
Simple and easy! There are so many things that you can do with these cute fabric covered buttons. Here are just a few ideas...