DIY Button Cover Tutorial
The nice thing about making these, is that you can literally use fabric scraps. Once you have made a few yourself and see how much fabric you need to make them, you will never throw fabric away again. It’s horrible actually – cause you end up with little piles of ugly looking scraps all over the place. The other nice thing about needing only small amounts, is that you can hit the fabric stores and get loads of different fabric for a good price. Just remember to go when they are not too busy or the counter lady might hurl a fabric bolt at you as you roll up the counter with your 50 bolts stacked ever-so-neatly in both of your shopping baskets
Once you have your scraps picked out, you can cut out a template from the back of the package and use that to make the perfect sized fabric circles. I have been sticking to size 20 (wedding gown size) and size 36 (fridge magnet size) buttons. You can get the kind that do not have the little button thingy on the back (it’s not that hard to remove – but if you can – get them without it and save your self some plier time). Each box comes with a plastic jabber fabric poker device. Once you have a few of these you can actually look for fabric covered buttons in bulk packages
1) Template from the back of the box-o-buttons.
2) Fabric circle cut using aforementioned template.
3) Plastic poker (bottom).
4) Poker bottom, fabric circle and button to cover stacked and ready to go.
5) Fabric pushed in.
6) Fabric tucked in nicely.
7) Button back covering the tucked in fabric.
8) Using the poker device to smash the whole thing together.. and finally. Eureka. We have a fabric covered button!