Making Fabric Buttons Tutorial

Have you ever wanted to make fabric buttons with your button maker?  If so, mjhill over at Flickr has created a simple tutorial that shows you how to do that.

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Fabric Buttons Tutorial:

When using fabric circles with a button machine, the fabric stretches and pulls and this is what happens. Not cool. I totally ruined half a dozen buttons before I figured out the trick.

Making Fabric Covered Buttons

See what happens when the fabric stretches?

Making Fabric Covered Buttons

Take a scrap of fabric and using one of the mylar circles, trace around the part you want to make a button.

Making Fabric Covered Buttons

See?  Next you’ll need a paper sticker. You can use blank labels (the big address kind you get at the office depot place), but I didn’t have any, so I used a customs form that Sullivan tore the the other half from.

Making Fabric Covered Buttons

Stick your sticker to the back of the fabric and cut it out.

Making Fabric Covered Buttons

See? All cut out!

Making Fabric Covered Buttons

Put the circle on your press (where you would put the paper and mylar) and punch like normal.

Making Fabric Covered Buttons

All done and it’s perfect! No pulling!!

Making Fabric Covered Buttons

See how adorable and wonderful?

Making Fabric Covered Buttons

Sit back and bask in your awesomeness!!!

Making Fabric Covered Buttons