Wednesday, 22 August 2012

All covered up – how to create fabric buttons

This quick little project from Home-Dzine shows just how easy it is to make fabric covered buttons.

You will need:
Scrap of fabric*
Button with shank
Fine needle
Ballpoint pen
*You will only need a very small piece of fabric. If you are matching an existing project, try to find a wide seam where you can cut off a piece.


1.  With the button on the fabric and upside down, trace around the button to get the circumference of the piece of fabric needed to cover the button. Put the button aside and cut the circle.

2.      Using the needle and thread, stitch a running stitch along the edge of the fabric circle. Make sure to leave a tail of thread long enough to make a couple knots.

3.      Place the button upside down right in the middle of the stitched round piece of fabric. Pull both ends of thread until the fabric snuggles the button. Make a couple knots making sure the fabric is tight around the shank of the button. 

There should not be any fabric or thread blocking the button's shank so you can sew your button to your projects. 

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