|Here are my button blanks, my fussy-cut fabric scraps, the mold (clear) and pusher (pink).|
|This picture shows the fabric cutout guide disk. It states the size of the corresponding button (30).|
The center hole can be placed over your fabric to show you just what will be showing up on your button.
|Supplies needed for one covered button. Notice I used my cutout disk to get the green striped heart|
exactly in the middle of my fabric scrap - that is the design that will be seen on the button.
Take the "bowl" side of your button blank (like all that alliteration? :D) and your fabric scrap. Place the fabric scrap right side/pretty side facing down into the mold, then press it down into place with the button half. Tuck your fabric edges into the "bowl". This is where you'll know if your fabric scrap is too big or too small - the fabric edges should just cover/come together around the circle, without too much extra. If there is too little fabric and it's only just covering the edges, it is likely to come off of the button and leave you with just a plain silver one. :)
|Excuse my poor lighting (it was night time when I took these)...and my stubby fingers! haha :)|
Push down until you feel the button back "pop" into place. You can move your finger in a little circular motion over the pusher to ensure that all the edges of the button back are secured. And here is what you finish with! A beautiful, custom made, fabric covered button - handmade to match whatever materials/crafts you are working with! I have used quilter's cotton and even light flannel to make buttons with - lightweight denim or corduroy may also work, but watch that your fabric isn't TOO thick - the back won't stay on.
|Some buttons I made for the pincushion swap. :) |
I thought they made a neat little finish to the colorful package.