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How to Make a Covered Button with a Button Kit

I have been making lots of self covered buttons of late, specifically for Molly's Pretty Pastel collection. So I wanted to share with you how I make my self covered buttons before I share the sewing tutorials with you...

Making fabric covered buttons is so easy and quick using a self cover button tool. You can use it to make matching covered buttons or contrast and in a variety of sizes. I personally like to use nylon self cover buttons as they give a nice white background to the fabric I use and I like the curves.

Use this step by step illustrated covered button tutorial for learning how to cover buttons with fabric the quick and easy way.

How-to step by step

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    Step 1

    To use a button-covering tool, cut out a circle of the diameter specified in the tool's instructions or on the button card. You can easily do this by tracing the circle pattern using tracing paper, pin pattern to fabric and using a water soluble marker draw around pattern.

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    Step 2

    Place the fabric in the appropriately sized hole in the button maker, wrong side facing up.

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    Step 3

    Place the button form on this, top side down.

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    Step 4

    Place the corresponding tool lid on top. Press down on the tool lid to click the button and fabric into position.

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    Step 5

    Push the edges on the cloth towards the centre of the button top, tucking the raw edges inside the button form.

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    Step 6

    Place the back plate on top.

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    Step 7

    Place the corresponding tool lid on top. Press down on the tool lid to click the back plate into position.

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    Step 8

    Then remove the tool lid and pop out the covered button from the button maker.

 

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