This tutorial combines two wonderful things…using up tiny scraps of that beautiful fabric that you just can’t bear to throw away and making your very own buttons! There are two different types of buttons that you can cover, plastic bases and metal bases. This tutorial covers metal bases and you can find the tutorial for plastic bases here.
I’m also giving away a little set of the bits that you need to get started so that you can try it out yourself.
Here are all the things that you will need to get started. A button covering tool, scraps of fabric, scissors, a pen for marking out your circle and some buttons ready to cover.
Next, take the circle of fabric and lay it face down over the corresponding size hole for your button in the bottom of the tool. Then pop your button, also face down, on top.
Now you are ready to pop the back onto your button. Rest the back on top, ridge facing downwards. Place the top of the tool on top, matching up the size and press down firmly until you hear it snap into place.
And here is the finished button! If you want to win a little set of bits to give it a go yourself then leave a comment on this post and I will pick a winner at random on Sunday. I will post you a little package with a lovely letter typed on my trusty typewriter, with lots of ideas for your buttons!
If you fancy making your own beautiful fabric covered buttons then you can buy a tool from Amazon. If you purchase one through the links in my post you are helping to support my blog as I get a small referral fee from Amazon. Thank you!