Friday, September 19, 2014 | By: My Great Finds by Linda

Making Fabric Buttons

Now anything that can have me mixing and matching fabric to create a look I'm all in and making fabric buttons gives me that option.

For example I make pillows and add fabric buttons to them and most times the fabric button is a different pattern than the pillow. This makes me happy to create like this.


 I also like to make fabric button magnets and create a three button gift set. Here I used some left over fabric from some men's shirts I had. Love the blue and white look of these and I thought they all looked good together.


I've also made magnetic boards and added fabric buttons to them as you can see below.


I buy my button supplies at  cover buttons.  My choice for sizes are the 1 1/2" size or it's actually called size #60. I've also purchased size #36 which is 7/8" but really my favorite size is the # 60

Cover buttons offers the buttons with or without the wire eye loop. As I never need the loop I buy without.

You'll need a template so you can cut your fabric to the correct size and not waste fabric.

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Then you'll need the assembly piece. It's what you need to marry fabric, aluminum button top and bottom.
Check out Cover Buttons link on how to use the assembly tool.

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The magnets I use I get at Walmart. For me they are the most reasonably priced without having to pay for shipping costs. I use the 3/4" size and that fits perfectly for the size #36 and #60 buttons.

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 If you also would like to make the gift set with the window tin you can get them at Papermart I buy the 2" x 2" x 1"

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Fabric buttons are a great way to use up those scraps of fabric that you've been saving for something cause if you are like me you just can't throw them away.

2 comments:

Mitzi said...

Cool idea! I have saved a lot of vintage fabric that I'd like to use.....Thanks for sharing your project with us at Make It Monday!

Etcetorize said...

I remember the first time my mom made something for me with matching fabric buttons. I thought wow she must really love me to have gone to so much work. Then she showed me how easy they were to make, lol. Don't worry, I still think she really loves me ;) Thanks so much for sharing at the Make it Monday Party! Hope to see you again next week.

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