Fabric Button Tufted Headboard

DIY FABRIC BUTTON TUFTED HEADBOARD WITH BUTTONS FROM BUTTON BIZ

We received an email from a customer that has finished a custom upholstered headboard using our Size 45 Fabric Buttons – Loop Back. Her project was a tufted headboard completed with fabric buttons from Button Biz. She says:

My project turned out great. I did a tufted headboard. Here are some photos for you.

The only tip I have is that I used a heavier upholstery grade fabric. So, when I went to make the buttons I found that I needed to use a rubber mallet to ensure they were secure.  This was especially important because I knew the tufting process would put stress on the finished buttons.  I found that it was easiest to set up the button, put the plastic button making tool on top, hold it in place with a flat putty knife and then tap it with the rubber mallet until secure.  It must be a rubber mallet, because a regular hammer would bend the buttons.  There was a slight learning curve to this and I smashed one of the button making tools before I figured out what worked best. I am glad that I ordered two button making tools so I had a spare one on hand!.  I would definitely use these again for future projects.

 

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Fabric Buttons by Sarah

Sarah, one of our customers, shared her recent fabric creations. I’ve posted a few photos below, but follow her on Instgram for even more inspiration. You can also purchase by emailing her. Her email address is in her Instagram profile.

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Pinback Buttons: from Politics to Activism

Stop Lynching, Vintage Pinback Button

Stop Lynching part of the 1930s Civil Rights movement. Image Credit Hake`s

Pinback buttons have been around and used for hundreds of years – literally hundreds of years; the first patented pin was made in the United States in 1896! Pinback buttons have mainly had a political application being used to promote a political candidate and their slogans, but the last few decades we’ve seen them used for activism such has the civil rights movement, saving the rainforests & many other causes, like the equal rights to marry.

With the recent Supreme Court ruling making on equal marriage rights, making it a right across the United States, I wanted to share some pinback buttons that others have made to help the cause and that promote equality for the LGBTQ community.

Pinback Buttons might not be able to directly change the world, but they can help by making it easier for you to be heard!!

Rainbow LGBTQ Pride Flag button by ThatLovelyBrooch

Foster Equality, Vintage Button found on Ebay

Rainbow Run, vintage 1990s Pin, found on Etsy

Rainbow Run, vintage 1990s Pin, found on Etsy

 

 

Gay Pride Buttons made by Mehoi

Various LGBTQ Pins made by Mehoi in Toronto

Ally - Rainbow Pride button

Ally Pride Button made by The Little Kangaroo

LGBT Rainbow flag button by ThatLovelyBrooch

YES, Marriage Equality

Yes to Marriage Equality Pins by PointyPins

World Champion Robotics Team Makes Thousands of Buttons

We received this amazing email and video from Veronica. She is the coach for FTC Team Axis 7187. Buttons have become popular items for teams to exchange at robotic competitions. The team made thousands of buttons and took home a world championship.

Our robotics team did not expect to use the machine as much as we did. This year we fortunate enough to make it to the World Championship so we competed a lot and made thousands of buttons! I had a number of other teams ask us where we got our button machine because everyone liked our buttons! 

We became World Champions of the Control Award “Mastering Robot Intelligence” competing against 128 teams at Worlds representing 16 countries. We had a great year and your button machine helped our team be more visible with our buttons. So a big thank you!

Veronica
Coach, FTC Team Axis 7187

Your Button Software Saved Us

Just received this email from our customer Chelsea.

Just wanted to say that the button design program you have on your website saved us! We had a few hundred to make (guest gift for our wedding) and were so lost until we went back too your site and found that. Great program, easy to use and machine works great! Thank you.

Chelsea is talking about our button design software available at ButtonBizDesigner.com. The software is free to all of our customers and makes designing buttons a breeze.

Happy Customer Making Extra Money Selling Buttons

I purchase the button machine to make some extra money on my free time and I really love it. I like  to make stuff with my hands and the idea of making buttons was something that I like, so after making a search on google I found your web site and … [Continue reading]