How to make your own fabric buttons - self-covered buttons with plastic base

Self-covered button kits can be easily found in haberdasheries, craft shops or simply on the Internet. 


In this tutorial, Le Stitch is going to show you how to make your very own fabric buttons in less than 30 seconds per button, using a kit with a plastic base.

1) Cut the fabric in a circle shape following the dimension given on the package. Here the circle is 18 mm in diameter.


2) Sew a simple, rough stitch all around the circle. Make sure to leave some loose thread at the beginning and at the end of your sewing.


3) Place the button dome in the center of the circle, on the wrong side of the fabric, then pull the two loose thread ends. This will tighten the fabric around the button base. Roll the remainder of the thread around the base


4) Place the plastic flat 'bit' on top of the fabric.


5) To push it inside the button dome, use a solid object - here I've used a bobbin thread.


Then push as hard as you can - no kidding but this is the toughest part of the making.


6) Here's your button!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Wow I love the buttons! Really gorgeous!

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