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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What a great idea!

This post was written by Jill Atcheson of Style Snaps.

Style Snaps

What a great idea!

That’s often the response I hear the first time someone sees a StyleSnap for the first time. It’s fun to hear because the product was just born out of literally just that – ‘a great idea’. I started experimenting with fun ways to personalize my own scarf selection. With infinity scarfs and light weight scarves cropping up on nearly everyone during nearly every season, I wanted to find a way to add a little bling and customization. I figured something the size of a button, that wasn’t too big or too small, could add enough texture and contrast to stand out on a scarf without overpowering it. Then I discovered that fabric wrapped buttons would bring this idea to life allowing me to use different prints and colors to compliment my collection.

Button Biz was a great place to start experimenting with the pieces I needed. I started out by ordering a fabric button sample kit so I could learn which button types and sizes fit my needs. That helped me land on the perfect pieces I needed for the long run. The next part was figuring out logistics behind the button parts and the two magnet pieces that I needed to hold the front and back of my StyleSnap together. Through some experimentation, I found the perfect magnets that nuzzle in nicely to my Button Biz pieces. A few more modifications and an artist touch and a StyleSnap was born!

I started selling StyleSnaps through word of mouth and have literally sold them off of my scarves and jackets to people admiring them while I’m out. With some encouraging feedback, I started to explore retail outlets that might want to carry my product. StyleSnaps are now featured in several stores in my backyard here in Maryland and have been selling out nonstop! I also launched a website where customers can buy StyleSnaps online. I try to feature my best sellers and my inventory is usually one of a kind.

StyleSnaps have also continued to evolve from their original fabric wrapped buttons to now include flower embellished Snaps and even a new collection of metal Snaps. Ideas on how to use the StyleSnaps also continue to grow. Customers always come up with the best ideas and their feedback is helpful in allowing me to explore additional ideas and product lines. StyleSnaps can be worn with not only scarves but hats, blouses, pockets, coat labels, purses and even headbands!

Deca WrapRecently I started partnering with another local artist who makes Deca Wraps – these beautiful, handcrafted silk wraps that provide a splash of color in a feel-good design and feature “10 Ways to Wear It”. The Style Snaps are a perfect complimentary piece to the Deca Wraps that become both functional and fun to wear. We’ve started to showcase the products together and have gotten wonderful feedback.

It’s been a fun journey exploring just how to evolve a great idea into a small business adventure. I’m thankful I found the perfect combination of pieces, people and products to make my bucket list dream come true.

Visit my website: www.style-snaps.com to browse my latest collection and watch videos on how to wear and use a Style Snap.

Fabric Buttons by Heim Binas

One our customers graciously sent some examples of fabric buttons she has created. Below are a few of the buttons she has created. You can view more of her creations at Pinterest.

 

Turtle Fabric Button Kawaii Maneki-Neko Buttons Tsuru / Cranes Fabric Buttons

Customer Showcase: ReelCuteBadges.com

Our fabric covered buttons can be used in a variety of ways.

Lynn in Columbia, South Carolina makes retractable badges for medical staff.

You can visit her creations at her Facebook page or at her website, ReelCuteBadges.com.

Lynn is using our Size 60 fabric covered buttons.

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Re-Upholstered Antique Armchairs

We received a kind note and some photos from a customer. This customer purchased the Size 30 – Loop Back Buttons to use for a reupholstery project.

I am very satisfied with the buttons I bought on your website. I will definitely continue shopping on your website. I have attached few pictures of the first of four identical antique armchairs I inherited when my grand father passed away. I will slowly re-upholsterer all of them.

Andrea B.
Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Fabric Button Magnet Tutorial

For Valentine’s Day last year, Jess over at Craftiness is not Optional posted a great idea.

Since it’s almost Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d post a link to her fabric button magnet tutorial. Fabric covered magnets are great for refrigerators – it looks a little better than the two year old calendar you got from your realtor.

Fabric Covered Button Magnets