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You Got This! Giveaway Week @ I Like Big Buttons! September 14 2020

 

If you need a pick-me-up after the last few weeks we have had, you aren’t alone. The I Like Big Buttons! household is busy with virtual school, “mom, I need your help” mantra from my kiddos, soooo many meals, and now, we have been inundated with smoke from all the fires around us, so much so that we can’t leave our house because the air is hazardous to breath. 

We are ready for something encouraging, so we will be giving away a 'craft kit' prize every day this week to do with your kids during this virtual school year in our I Like Big Buttons! group.

Each kit will include one or more of our I Like Big Buttons! craft supplies and link to our online tutorials. (Fabric, glue, etc will not be included).

The winner must comment with an answer to the day's post/image in I Like Big Buttons Group. Giveaway will start at 12 pm PT today!!!

Daily Prizes:

Monday's prize: 💜 Self-Cover Button Barrettes (25 Size 30 Cover Buttons, Tool/Template, and (25) Random Mix of Barrettes)

Tuesday's prize: 💙 Enameled Pacifier Clips (10 Enameled Clips, 20 Sets of White KAM Snaps, K2 Plastic Snap Pliers, and Random Mix of MAM Rings)

Wednesday's prize: 💚 190 Long Prong KAM Snap Starter Pack in Rainbow Spectrum and K2 Plastic Snap Pliers (One 10 pack of each color)

Thursday's prize: 💛 Self-Cover Button Jumbo Paper Clips (10 Size 45 Cover Buttons, Tool/Template, and (10) Random Mix of Paper Clips)

Friday's prize: 🧡 15 Random Mix of 1" (25 mm) Key Fob Hardware and Key Fob Hardware Pliers

Saturday/Sunday prize: ❤️ 600 sets of KAM Plastic Snaps and K2 Plastic Snap Pliers (10 sets of B1 through B60 in Size 20).

*One (1) Random winner will be drawn every day at 12 pm PT.


Labor Day Sale!!! Take An Additional 15% Off Clearance Items September 04 2020

Happy Labor Day Weekend!!!

In honor of the last great Summer Weekend, today, September 4th, through Monday, September 7th, take an additional 15% off all our Clearance Craft Supplies using coupon code: CLEARANCE15

Clearance and Sale Link


🌺 Cabochon Push Pin Kits and Cover Button Push Pin Kits 🌺 @ ILikeBigButtons.com September 01 2020

DIY Cherry Blossom Cabochons Push Pins/Thumb Tacks KIT (22 mm) - Makes 10

DIY Size 30 (3/4" (19 mm) Covered Button Push Pins/Thumb Tacks KIT - Makes 10

 

If you are looking for a super easy, fun, and impactful craft project, these decorative push pins are for you and just in time for the beginning of school.

Using our Cabochon DIY Push Pin Kit or Cover Button DIY Push Pin Kit, you can make these message or corkboard accessories that are super cute and well-received without much effort.

Place a small dab of E-6000 or a comparable adhesive on the metal circle glue pad on the push pins. Then simply press the flower cabochon or completed cover button into place and center it. Allow to dry for the recommended amount of time per adhesive's directions and enjoy!

The hardest part is waiting for the glue to dry. 😜

To see other great DIY STARTER KIT options, visit our DIY KITS section here.


I Like Big Buttons! KAM Plastic Snaps - Color Of The Day!!! G114 - Grape Soda August 31 2020

Our Grape Soda (G114) KAM Plastic Snap reminds me of the lingering lazy summer days, picnics at the river, and of course, a cool can of Grape Soda. ☀️😁☀️

If you are not into Grape Soda, we carry 16 other shades of purple and 130+ unique colors of snaps.


15% OFF MEGA Starter Packs in Size 20 and Size 16 @ I Like Big Buttons! August 25 2020

We are running a sale on our MEGA Starter Packs in Size 20 and Size 16. No coupon necessary.

You can choose from our Mega Starter Packs in Size 20 or Size 16 with either 10 or 25 sets of each color.

Size 20 Mega Starter Pack A:
Our first 60 KAM Snap Colors (B1 through B60) plus Clear in Size 20.

OR

Size 20 Mega Starter Pack B:
All 70 of our custom KAM Snap Colors (G61-G130) in Size 20

  • Size 20 snaps are our most popular size and can be used for most general projects like baby diapers and clothing. Size 20 snaps have the largest color variety, have a good strong hold, and are a good size for most projects.
  • Each set includes 2 round caps, 1 socket and 1 stud.

OR

Size 16 Mega Starter Pack A:
All 60 KAM Snap Colors (B1 through B60) in Size 16

  • Size 16 (0.4" - 10.2 mm) snaps are most commonly used for baby and toddler clothing, pacifier clips, mama pads, and small crafts.
  • Each set includes 2 round caps, 1 socket and 1 stud.

 


Pronged Stud Tutorial: Stackable KAM Plastic Snaps by I Like Big Buttons! August 19 2020

Pronged studs enable snap stacking. They take the place of a cap and allow your item to be snapped from both sides. While typically used to make a double-sided snap, they can be daisy-chained.

They are available in as few as 25, 100, and 1000 pieces.

Pronged Studs pic3

Here is a simple tutorial to show the versatility of Pronged Studs.

Supplies:

1. Plan your layered flower, insert the Snap Cap through the first layer and back it with a socket. Form the KAM plastic snap.

2. Insert a Pronged Stud through the second layer and back it with a stud. Form the Pronged Stud and Stud together using the pronged stud die into the bottom of your press, and stud die into the top of your press.

3. Insert a Pronged Stud through the third layer and back it with a socket. Form the Pronged Stud and Socket together using the pronged stud die into the bottom of your press, and socket die into the top of your press.

4. Insert the Snap Cap through the fourth layer and back it with a socket. Form the KAM plastic snap.

5. Now snap all the layers together and enjoy!

6. Tada! Below is a close up for how they stack together. Pronged studs enable snap stacking. They take the place of a cap and allow your item to be snapped from both sides. While typically used to make a double-sided snap, they can be daisy-chained infinitely.

Pronged Studs:

A stud or socket can be installed on the other side of the pronged stud. Just insert the pronged stud die into the bottom of your press, and the socket or stud die into the top of your press.

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I Like Big Buttons! KAM Plastic Snaps - Color Of The Day!!! G122 - Fuchsia August 18 2020

G122 - Fuchsia

 

Our Fuchsia (G122) KAM Plastic Snap is one of my favorite pinks and with the ☀️ hot, Hot, HOT ☀️ week we are experiencing here in the Pacific Northwest it makes me think of all things Fuchsia. Bright, happy, red, and pink with a hint of purple, it is everything I want a pink to be.

 

If you are not into Fuchsia, we carry 18 other shades of pink and 130+ unique colors of snaps.

 


I Like Big Buttons! Crew Is Going On Vacation! July 28 2020

I Like Big Buttons! Family is going on Vacation!

Just ahead up, for the first time in sixteen years, our I Like Big Buttons! family is going on vacation. Not a three-day over a holiday weekend kinda one. Nope. A REAL vacation with our kiddos! It has been a long time coming.

As small business owners, it is hard to take a break because well, customers need questions answered, orders need shipping, and there is no one to hand it off to when you want to push pause.

After sixteen years, we decided to push PAUSE, just for a week, so that we can spend some real time with our kids outside of our normal routine. A week where the business doesn't consume our time and energies.

So here's the heads up, if you have been putting off an order, now is the time to make it. We will be accepting orders and shipping until August 4th at 3pm PT and won't reopen until August 13th. Any and all orders made between the evening of August 4th through August 13th will ship out August 14th.

Orders between 8/4-8/13 will ship 8/14.

 

We also will be off Social Media and out of internet range for most of the week, meaning any product or order questions you have won't be answered until we return on August 13th, as we responsibly "social distance vacation" as a family.

Thank you for understanding as we give our patient kiddos some much deserved Dad/Mom attention and time.

Gena and the I Like Big Buttons! Crew

Thank you for  your understanding.  - I Like Big Buttons! Family


🎆 Happy Fourth of July! 🎆 Sale at ILikeBigButtons.com July 03 2020

Before we prepare to celebrate another great 4th with our Little Buttons, I wanted to give all of you our Celebration Deals so you can get some great summer crafts.

Coupon Codes ( Good through Monday 7/6/20 on @ I Like Big Buttons! ):

FOURTH5 for 5% off of orders over $25

FOURTH10 for 10% off of orders over $100

FOURTH15 for 15% off of orders over $200

***BONUS: Don't forget that US orders over $99 also get upgraded to free shipping!!!

Happy Fourth of July from our family to yours!!! Have a great snappy holiday week!!!

I Like Big Buttons! and All Buttons BIG and small 🎆🎆🎆


I Like Big Buttons! 🦩 Sizzling Summer Combo Sale 🦩 July 01 2020

Sizzling Summer Combo Sale

Sizzling Summer Combo Packs are 20% OFF

No Coupon Necessary

Time to stock up!

Good Through July 31, 2020.


 Sizzling Summer Combo Packs


Happy Fourth of July 🎇!🎆 Professional KAM Plastic Snap Press GIVEAWAY! @ I Like Big Buttons! June 24 2020

Happy Fourth of July 🎇!🎆  Professional KAM Plastic Snap Press GIVEAWAY!  @ I Like Big Buttons!

 

It's almost July already! How did that happen?!? We are sponsoring a Coral Pink DK-98 Professional Snap Press Giveaway!!! You will receive one of our custom Coral Pink DK-98 Press (as pictured) with a set of Size 16 Dies and 500 Grab Bag Mix of Size 16 KAM Plastic Snaps (will have all the parts to function, no additional expense will be required).

 

ENTER TO WIN and see giveaway details on I Like Big Buttons! Business Facebook Page.

 

If you can’t wait and want a Professional Press, they are already on SALE our website. (No Coupon Necessary)

*Giveaway open until Saturday 7/4/20. One (1) Random winner will be drawn.

 


Craft Humor: You never know what you have until you clean your craft room. June 22 2020

My kiddos and I have been doing some "Beginning of Summer Cleaning" each morning to try and find back the house after 3 long months of homeschooling and living every hour of every day together. Oh, the things we have found! 😁

🧵✂️🧵 Craft room next!!! 🧵✂️🧵

School's Out For Summer! Giveaway @ I Like Big Buttons! June 08 2020

If you started singing - School's Out - by Alice Cooper, about a month ago you are not alone! You will find this song blasting from my home speakers we FINALLY enter the last week of school. 😜

This is my favorite time of the year especially this year. I love having all my kiddos home and I am grateful I won’t have to keep them on task for school anymore!

THANK YOU to all you teachers out there who have done a remarkable job keeping our kiddos learning during this difficult time and keeping us parents on task too. You are loved!

Now, my kids and I are more than ready for a long, hot, LAZY summer.

To celebrate, we will be giving away a 'craft kit' prize every day this week to do with your kids during this summer in our I Like Big Buttons Group.

Each kit will include one or more of our I Like Big Buttons! craft supplies and a link to our online tutorials. (Fabric, glue, etc will not be included).

The winner must comment with an answer to the day's post/image in I Like Big Buttons Group. Giveaway will start at 12 pm PT today!!!

Daily Prizes:

Monday's prize: 💜 Self-Cover Button Barrettes (25 Size 30 Cover Buttons, Tool/Template, and (25) Random Mix of Barrettes)

Tuesday's prize: 💙 Enameled Pacifier Clips (10 Enameled Clips, 20 Sets of White KAM Snaps, K2 Plastic Snap Pliers, and Random Mix of MAM Rings)

Wednesday's prize: 💚 Self-Cover Button Jumbo Paper Clips (10 Size 45 Cover Buttons, Tool/Template, and (10) Random Mix of Paper Clips)

Thursday's prize: 💛 190 Long Prong KAM Snap Starter Pack in Rainbow Spectrum and K2 Plastic Snap Pliers (One 10 pack of each color)

Friday's prize: 🧡 15 Random Mix of 1" (25 mm) Key Fob Hardware and Key Fob Hardware Pliers

Saturday/Sunday prize: ❤️ ILikeBigButtons.com ($25 Coupon Code good for a one time purchase on ILikeBigButtons.com)

*One (1) Random winner will be drawn every day at 12 pm PT.

Free Downloadable/Printable Chart to attach "G" Custom Colors June 04 2020

Printable Chart/Grid for the "G" Custom Colors Printable Chart/Grid for the "G" Custom Colors (Flipped/Foldable)

 

I Like Big Buttons! Printable Chart/Grid for the "G" Custom Colors (G61 through G130)

My sweet husband created 2 pdf charts for our ILBB "G" KAM Plastic Snaps Custom Colors with a small circle in each square so that your snap caps can be placed neatly in the chart.

He also split it into two charts to make it easier to attach the snaps with pliers or press if you would like. They can also be attached with glue. And he formatted it so that you can choose between either a "both sides up" version or a "flippable" version so you can fold it in half and flip it and have the second half of the chart right side up.

Now, you can have an easy quick reference chart like Standard KAM plastic snap chart for B1 through B60. You can print the charts on paper or cardstock and attach our exclusive "G" Custom Colors for a handy reference guide when ordering or deciding on fabric/snap combinations.

They are available in the above links, but you can also find it on our website in the main menu under "Color Charts".

Where to buy Standard KAM plastic snap chart and samples of our 70 custom colors.


Craft Quote Of The Day June 03 2020

I’m not a craft hoarder. I’m the curator of an extensive private craft supply collection.

😉

#kamsnaps #keyfobs #coverbuttons #metalfindings #jumbopaperclips #pacifiersupplies #somanysupplies #craftsanity #humor #craftquotes #mamaboss #mompreneur #craftstore #ilikebigbuttons #shopilikebigbuttons #craftcurator #craftsupplycollection #extensivecraftsupplycollection

 


I Like Big Buttons! 📎📎📎 Jumbo Paper Clips 📎📎📎 June 01 2020

https://ilikebigbuttons.com/collections/paper-clips

Jumbo Paper Clips & Jumbo Paper Clip DIY Kits are 10% OFF

No Coupon Necessary

Time to Stock Up!

 
1 Coupon Per Order. Good Through June 30, 2020.

Cabochon Bobby Pin Kits by ILikeBigButtons.com May 29 2020

DIY - SMALL - Mum Cabochon Bobby Pins KIT (10 mm) - Makes 10 Bobby Pins DIY - MEDIUM - Mum Cabochon Bobby Pins KIT (16 mm) - Makes 10 Bobby Pins
DIY - MEDIUM - Cherry Blossom Cabochon Bobby Pins KIT (16 mm) - Makes 10 Bobby Pins DIY - LARGE - Cherry Blossom Cabochon Bobby Pins KIT (22 mm) - Makes 10 Bobby Pins

 

If you are looking for a super easy, fun, and impactful craft project, these are for you. My little girls were thrilled to be the recipients of my craftiness. 

Using our Cabochon Bobby Pin DIY Kits, you too can make gifts that are super cute and well-received without much effort.

Supplies:

We carry a colorful mix of Mums in Small or Medium.

10 mm Mum Cabochons:

16 mm Mum Cabochons:

OR a colorful mix of Cherry Blossom Cabochons in Medium or Large.

16 mm Cherry Blossom Cabochons:

22 mm Cherry Blossom Cabochons:

You pick finish of your bobby pins from a colorful selection:

Place a small dab of E-6000 or a comparable adhesive on the metal circle glue pad on the bobby pin. Then simply press the flower cabochon into place and center it. Allow to dry for the recommended amount of time per adhesive's directions and enjoy!

The hardest part is waiting for the glue to dry. 😜

Tada!

 

To see other great DIY STARTER KIT options, visit our DIY KITS section here.

 

 

 

 

 


I Like Big Buttons! 🔑 Key Fob Hardware Sale 🔑 May 01 2020

Key Fob Hardware Sale

Key Fob Hardware & Key Fob Hardware DIY Kits are 10% OFF

No Coupon Necessary


 
1 Coupon Per Order. Good Through May 31, 2020.

Face Mask with Scrunchy Earpieces Using KAM Plastic Snaps Tutorial by ILikeBigButton.com April 23 2020

https://ilikebigbuttons.com/collections/sewing-notions

As a precaution, I have been making our family some face masks. Nothing fancy, I was limited to what supplies I had on hand. I made a mask with Elastic earlier, this one will be with ribbon ties.

So with some fabric scraps, ribbon (they mentioned you could use shoelaces as an option), sewing clips, and my trusting sewing machine, I found a set of instructions and struck out.

Here is the #1 version and #2 version I made:

https://ilikebigbuttons.com/collections/sewing-notions

https://ilikebigbuttons.com/blogs/news/face-mask-with-ribbon-using-sewing-clips-tutorial-by-ilikebigbutton-com

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Supplies:

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1. Cut out 2x 9.5" x 6.5" fabric rectangles and 2x 2" x 12" fabric rectangles.

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2. Iron the 2"x12" in half making a 1"x 12" fabric strip with right side facing in. Make 2.

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3. Sew 1/4" seam along the long side (12" long seam) and turn then the tube right side out. Iron smooth.

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4. Fish a 7" piece of elastic through the tube, I used a sewing clip to keep the back end of the elastic from getting lost in the tube. Pin the elastic level with the end of the tube. It should start to scrunch up some. The tube is 12" long and the elastic is 7" long.  Tuck the fabric into the tube without losing the elastic (use a second pin to keep in place) and sew the finished end of the earpiece that will be exposed. Make 2.

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5. With the right side of 9.5" x 6.5" fabric facing up, pin the 2 fabric and elastic earpieces to the bottom corners. Like so.

6. Pin the second piece of 9.5" x 6.5" fabric facing down to the fabric with the earpieces tucked safely inside. Make sure the earpieces don't get caught in the edges while sewing.

7. Sew a 1/4" seam starting about 1/2 way on the long side. Go all the way around the perimeter, stopping when you have about 1.5" to 2" left. Make sure to go back and forth at each of the corners to anchor the ribbon. Leave that gap so that you can turn the face mask right side out.

8. Turn the mask right side out and iron it flat.

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9. Make three pleats lengthwise, like you are folding a paper fan. I eyed it and used the sewing clip width as my pleat measurer, but if I was making more than a handful of these, I would make myself a template to make this part easier. The pleats help the mask form around the wearer’s face. Secure each pre-sewn pleat with a sewing clip as pictured above.

10. Now sew a 1/4"  stitch around the outer perimeter of the mask face, going back and forward over the corners to add more stability to the ribbon.

11. Then, top stitch a second time around the outer edge about 1/4" in from the first round of stitching.

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12. Using your KAM Plastic Snap Pliers and KAM Plastic Snaps add a snap to the upper edge of the mask and the end of the loose earpiece.

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13. Tada! You have a finished face mask. This was my husband's favorite because the elastic didn't rub and pull at his ears. I added a second KAM Plastic Snap in pink to each side to make the mask work better with my face.

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*Afterthoughts, this mask was the perfect size for my husband, but I added another KAM Plastic Snap an inch in for me on the scrunchy earpiece. This also worked for my teens, but I will need to adjust for my smaller kiddos. This mask seems best sized for teens to adults.


Tater Tot Casserole from ILikeBigButtons.com Kitchen April 14 2020

Tater Tot Casserole

My favorite Go-To Dinner/Breakfast/Brunch dish, 🥔 Tater Tot Casserole 🥔. It is delicious, makes my husband grin from ear to ear when he realizes that IT is what is for dinner, and crazy easy to make.

 

🥔 Tater Tot Casserole 🥔 (Breakfast/Dinner)

From: I Like Big Buttons' Kitchen

 

Ingredients:

  • 30 ounces of Tater Tots (frozen)
  • 16 ounces of Sour Cream
  • 2 cans of Cream of Potato soup
  • 1 cup of Shredded Cheese
  • 16 ounces of Cubed Ham
  • 1/2 cup of Bacon Bits

(Optional) Add during the last 5 minutes of baking:

  • 1/2 cup to 1 cup of Shredded Cheese (Cook for 5 additional minutes to melt.)*

Directions:

Mix soup and sour cream together in large bowl.  Add tater tots until well mixed then add cubed ham, bacon bits, and shredded cheese.  Place in greased 9x13 casserole dish and smooth out. Bake.

*Optional, sprinkle an additional 1/2 to 1 cup of shredded cheese on top in last 5 minutes of baking, if you like extra cheese. We do :).

Cook Time: Cook at 375 F until bubbly (about 40-50 minutes)

 


Face Mask with Ribbon Using Sewing Clips Tutorial by ILikeBigButton.com April 13 2020

https://ilikebigbuttons.com/collections/sewing-notions

As a precaution, I have been making our family some face masks. Nothing fancy, I was limited to what supplies I had on hand. I made a mask with Elastic earlier, this one will be with ribbon ties.

So with some fabric scraps, ribbon (they mentioned you could use shoelaces as an option), sewing clips, and my trusting sewing machine, I found a set of instructions and struck out.

Here is the first version I made:

https://ilikebigbuttons.com/collections/sewing-notions

https://ilikebigbuttons.com/collections/sewing-notions

Supplies:

  • Face Mask Instructions (I used these as general guidelines)
  • 2x 9.5" x 6.5" pieces of Fabric
  • 4x 18" of Ribbon or brand new Shoelaces (this is a good average size, but may need to be adjusted if you are a smaller person)
  • Sewing Clips
  • Sewing Machine

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1. Cut out 2x 9.5" x 6.5" fabric rectangles.

2. With right side of 9.5" x 6.5" fabric facing up, pin a piece of 18" ribbon in each corner. Like so.

3. Pin the second piece of 9.5" x 6.5" fabric facing down to the fabric with the ribbon pinned to it. Make sure the tails of the ribbon don't get caught in the edges while sewing. I tied the ribbon into loose loops to keep them from finding their way into the edge seam.

4. Sew a 1/4" seam starting about 1/2 way on the long side. Go all the way around the perimeter, stopping when you have about 1.5" to 2" left. Make sure to go back and forth at each of the corners to anchor the ribbon. Leave that gap so that you can turn the face mask right side out.

5. Turn the mask right side out and iron it flat.

6. Make three pleats lengthwise, like you are folding a paper fan. I eyed it and used the sewing clip width as my pleat measurer, but if I was making more than a handful of these, I would make myself a template to make this part easier. The pleats help the mask form around the wearer’s face. Secure each pre-sewn pleat with a sewing clip as pictured above.

7. Now sew a 1/4"  stitch around the outer perimeter of the mask face, going back and forward over the corners to add more stability to the ribbon.

8. Then, top stitch a second time around the outer edge about 1/4" in from the first round of stitching.

9. Tada! You have a finished face mask.

*Afterthoughts, my kiddos will need smaller masks, this one seems best sized for teens to adults.


Face Mask with Elastic Using Sewing Clips Tutorial by ILikeBigButton.com April 08 2020

https://ilikebigbuttons.com/collections/sewing-notions

We have been home now for close to a month, only leaving our home when we need supplies. What a change to our lives this last month has been. I am now a full-time teacher/chef/working mom. My sweet husband, who just started working from home because our kiddos were all in school, is now experiencing daily band concerts, 6 feet from his office, and the whirling dervishes that are our active kiddos being on top of us all day every day.

More than ever we have to watch what we touch, who we come into contact with, and when we have to go out, we have to protect ourselves from unknowing coming into contact with germs. It is a lot to take in.

As a precaution, I decided to make our family some face masks. Nothing fancy, I was limited to what supplies I had on hand. You will be surprised to know that I have a limited supply of fabric. A few years ago, I had so much fabric I didn't know what to do with it all, but I have finally whittled did down to scraps while making baby blankets for the babies who have joined our extended family and friends and gifting it to church projects to bless others.

So with some fabric scraps, headband elastic (it's all I had), sewing clips, and my trusting sewing machine, I found a set of instructions and struck out.

Here is the first version I made:

https://ilikebigbuttons.com/collections/sewing-notions

https://ilikebigbuttons.com/collections/sewing-notions

Supplies:

  • Face Mask Instructions (I used these as general guidelines)
  • 2x 9.5" x 6.5" pieces of Fabric
  • 2x 7" of Elastic (this is a good average size, but may need to be adjusted if you are a smaller person)
  • Sewing Clips
  • Sewing Machine

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1. Cut out 2x 9.5" x 6.5" fabric rectangles.

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2. With right side of 9.5" x 6.5" fabric facing up, pin a piece of 7" elastic from left bottom looped to left top. Pin a piece of 7" elastic from right bottom looped to right top. Like so.

3. Pin the second piece of 9.5" x 6.5" fabric facing down to the fabric with the elastic pinned to it.

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4. Sew a 1/4" seam starting about 1/2 way on the long side. Go all the way around the perimeter, stopping when you have about 1.5" to 2" left. Make sure to go back and forth at each of the corners to anchor the elastic. Leave that gap so that you can turn the face mask right side out.

https://ilikebigbuttons.com/collections/sewing-notions

5. Turn the mask right side out and iron it flat.

https://ilikebigbuttons.com/collections/sewing-notions

https://ilikebigbuttons.com/collections/sewing-notions

6. Make three pleats lengthwise, like you are folding a paper fan. I eyed it and used the sewing clip width as my pleat measurer, but if I was making more of these, I would make myself a template to make this part easier. The pleats help the mask form around the wearer’s face. Secure each pre-sewn pleat with a sewing clip as pictured above.

7. Now sew a 1/4"  stitch around the outer perimeter of the mask face, going back and forward over the corners to add more stability to the elastic.

8. Then, top stitch a second time around the outer edge about 1/4" in from the first round of stitching.

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9. Tada! You have a finished face mask.

*Afterthoughts, this mask was the perfect size for my husband, but I would probably make the elastic a 1/2" to 1" shorter for women. I will have to play with it to see what size works best for me. And of course, my kiddos will need smaller masks, this one seems best sized for teens to adults.


I Like Big Buttons! 🧵✂️ DIY Kit Sale 🧵✂️ April 01 2020

We have had a lot of requests for DIY Starter Kits over the years for our most popular supplies. We have compiled our customers' favorite craft findings and supplies into these great Starter Kits. Check them out!

DIY Kit Sale are 10% OFF

No Coupon Necessary

Time to stock up!

Good Through April 30, 2020.

 

Cover Buttons Starter Kits:

We have assembled several Cover Button kits with our customer's favorite supplies. Jumbo Paper Clips, Pendant Bezels, Thumb Tacks, Jewelry Supplies, Bobby Pins, Snap Barrettes, and Badge Reels. Choose from 3 Cover Button sizes and a variety of finishes/colors. Everything that you need to get started (fabric and glue not included *).

Key Fob Hardware Starter Kits:

We have also put together ready-to-go Key Fob Starter Kits with Pliers in a mix of sizes, finishes, or both. Everything that you need to get started (fabric not included *).

To see other great DIY STARTER KIT options, visit our DIY KITS section here.


Yes, ILikeBigButtons.com OPEN and Shipping! March 18 2020

Yes, I Like Buttons! OPEN and Shipping!

Yes, I Like Buttons! OPEN and Shipping!

We have gotten a few questions about if we are open and shipping during this time. The answer is YES! We are all healthy and safely tucked at home as we practice social distancing.

I Like Big Buttons! is a completely e-commerce based, family-run business. Since we don't have a physical storefront, we are able to continue our operations as usual. All our items are in stock and ready to ship. Items purchased before 3 pm PT will go out the next business day via our USPS scheduled morning pickup.

My presence on social media may slow, and I ask for your patience with that. I have just become a full-time homeschooling mom for the next 6 weeks, on top of my responsibilities at I Like Big Buttons!, being a full-time wife, and a full-time momma. As many of you know, I am a momma of many, which means lots of "Mom, Mom, Mom!" as the day goes long. Lots of "How do I do this?" and "What am I supposed to do next?" Our school district has been amazing and was able to send all my kiddos home with lots of work, both online and in packet form, to keep them active.

For support or product questions, please contact us at support@ilikebigbuttons.com. We check our email support constantly, but may only get to our social media pages a few times a day. Facebook doesn't always notify us that you have asked a question, so we may not see it in a timely manner.

Thank you,
Gena
ILikeBigButtons.com


I Like Big Buttons! 🌈 Rainbow Combo Sale 🌈 March 01 2020

Rainbow Combo Packs are 20% OFF

No Coupon Necessary

Time to stock up!

Good Through March 31, 2020.

 Rainbow Combo Packs


Size 24 (5/8 inch / 15 mm) Self Cover Buttons by ILikeBigButtons.com February 26 2020

We love our Cover Buttons! Easy to make and versatile they are one of my favorite go-to craft supplies.

We carry them in 7 great sizes. The second smallest, Size 24 (5/8"), is just slightly larger in diameter than a Skittle or M&M and available in both Wire Back (sewable) and Flat Back (glueable).

Size 24 (5/8 inch / 15 mm)

Size Reference

 

I Like Big Buttons! 💘 Cover Button Love Sale 💘

Cover Button Sets and Cover Button DIY Kits are 10% OFF | No Coupon Necessary

Time to Stock up!

Good Through February 29, 2020.
 

 

Size 24 Cover Buttons are great for smaller projects:

Lace & Fabric Cover Button Earrings

Fabric Cover Button Mini Clothespins

Fabric Cover Button Bobby Pins

Fabric Cover Buttons for your favorite outfit

Scrapbooking or Card Making

And Much, Much More

 

To see other great Fabric Cover Button ideas, visit our DIY Project section here.


How To Make A Self Fabric Cover Button: 7 Fabric Cover Button Sizes February 21 2020

Easy Peasy! So Much Fun!

Cover Button Tips:

  • The size of the fabric circle for each Cover Button size should be approximately twice the diameter of your button blank. If you would like a matching sized reusable plastic circle template, simply choose "Add Template" from the drop-down menu and the correct sized tool will be added to your order.
  • When the circle of fabric and Cover Button Cap are snugly situated in the clear base of the Cover Button tool, flip the tool over and double-check the positioning of your fabric. If it has a pattern, you will see a preview of how the button will form and can make adjustments to the fabric before you install the back.
  • You may want to add a dab of E6000 or comparable adhesive before installing the Cover Button Back as a precaution to ensure a permanent hold.
  • Save your fingers: Tip #1 - Use the backside of a permanent marker or comparable item on the smaller sized Cover Button Caps to press them into the clear base of the Cover Button tool.
  • Save your fingers: Tip #2 - Take a flat piece of wood and use it to apply even downward pressure on the pink plunger of the Cover Button installation tool when installing the back.  Not so much pressure that you flatten the button, just until it pops into place.
  • To remove the Cover Button from the clear base once it has been formed, bend the mold slightly and push up from the bottom to pop out the button.

Size 20 (1/2 inch / 12 mm) Self Cover Buttons by ILikeBigButtons.com February 20 2020

We love our Cover Buttons! Easy to make and versatile they are one of my favorite go-to craft supplies.

We carry them in 7 great sizes. The smallest, Size 20 (1/2"), is about the size of your pinky nail in both Wire Back (sewable) and Flat Back (glueable).

 

Size 20 (1/2 inch / 12 mm)

Size Reference

I Like Big Buttons! 💘 Cover Button Love Sale 💘

Cover Button Sets and Cover Button DIY Kits are 10% OFF | No Coupon Necessary

Time to Stock up!

Good Through February 29, 2020.

 

Size 20 Cover Buttons are great for small projects:

Stud-sized Fabric Cover Button Earrings

Fabric Cover Button Bracelet

Fabric Cover Button Bobby Pins

Fabric Cover Buttons for your favorite outfit

Scrapbooking or Card Making

And Much, Much More

 

To see other great Fabric Cover Button ideas, visit our DIY Project section here.


Let the record show that I went into the craft store for ONE thing. February 18 2020

Let the record show that I went into the craft store for ONE thing.

😍🤗😂 Every time! 😍🤗😂


♥♥♥ I Like Big Buttons! Be My Valentine Sale ♥♥♥ February 14 2020

https://ilikebigbuttons.com/

While I am celebrating this day of LOVE with my family use this coupon code for 14% off your website order: BEMYVALENTINE
 
*Valid Today Only (2/14/2020) @ ILikeBigButtons.com
 

💕 Valentine’s Day Week Celebration Giveaway 💕@ I Like Big Buttons! February 10 2020

To celebrate Valentine’s Day week, we will be giving away a 'craft kit' prize every day this 💕 week in our I Like Big Buttons Group!

Each kit will include one or more of our I Like Big Buttons! craft supplies and links to our online tutorials. (Fabric, glue, etc will not be included).

The winner must like and comment with an answer to the day's post/image in I Like Big Buttons Group.

Giveaway will start at 12 pm PT today (Monday, February 10th)!!!

Daily Prizes:



Monday's prize: 💜 Self-Cover Button Barrettes (25 Size 30 Cover Buttons, Tool/Template, and (25) Random Mix of Barrettes)



Tuesday's prize: 💙 210 Long Prong KAM Snap Starter Pack in Rainbow Spectrum and K2 Plastic Snap Pliers (One 10 pack of each color)



Wednesday's prize: 💚 Self-Cover Button Jumbo Paper Clips (12 Size 45 Cover Buttons, Tool/Template, and (12) Random Mix of Paper Clips)



Thursday's prize: 💛 15 Random Mix of 1" (25 mm) Key Fob Hardware and Key Fob Hardware Pliers



Friday's prize: 🧡 Enameled Pacifier Clips (10 Enameled Clips, 20 Sets of White KAM Snaps, K2 Plastic Snap Pliers, and Random Mix of MAM Rings)



Saturday/Sunday prize: ❤️ ILikeBigButtons.com ($15 Coupon Code good for a one time purchase on ILikeBigButtons.com)

*One (1) Random winner will be drawn every day at 12 pm PT.


Fabric Cover Buttons - Easy To Make, Great Impact! @ ILikeBigButtons.com February 06 2020

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These aren't your grandma's Cover Buttons!!! Well, actually they are ;) only better, with so many many great uses for them.

Flat Backs are used for crafts where you would like to glue a cover button: jewelry, bracelets, rings, earrings, necklaces, bobby pins and barrettes, scrapbooking, and much more.

Wire Backs are used for fabric cover buttons in sewing, shoes, clothing, ponytail holders and much, much more.

Here are the 7 sizes we carry. From 1/2", which is about as small as your pinky nail, all the way up to 1 7/8" in diameter, about the size of the round side of a kiwi fruit. We carry them in both flat back (glueable) and wire back (sewable).

Assembling fabric Cover Buttons is fast and simple. In just seconds, you will have a button ready for your latest craft project.

 

Our I Like Big Buttons! 💘 Cover Button Love Sale 💘

Cover Button Sets and Cover Button DIY Kits are 10% OFF

No Coupon Necessary | Good Through February 29, 2020.

 

See our pictorial below:

How to Make Fabric Cover Buttons:

Cover Buttons are easy to assemble:

  1. Cut your fabric scrap. You will want a circle that is about twice the diameter of your button blank.
  2. Put your fabric piece in the larger assembly tool piece (RIGHT SIDE DOWN). When you look into the tool you want to see the back of the fabric.
  3. Place the button front (the domed piece) on top of the fabric. Leave the fabric edges hanging out.
  4. Press the cover button edges down into the tool.
  5. Place the back cover button piece on top of your fabric and button front. If the cover button will be subject to repeated tugging from the back, you may want to add a little e6000 adhesive before attaching the back.
  6. Take the smaller piece of the assembly tool and with the open side down place it on the button back.
  7. Press down. You may hear a pop when the last bit of the button back slips into place. If you take the tool out and the button is not completely secured, just put it back in and press down again.
  8. When you take the small assembly tool piece off, the fabric edges will be secured underneath the button back.
  9. Remove the button from the larger assembly tool piece.
  10. Tada!

To see other great Fabric Cover Button ideas, visit our DIY Project section here.


I Like Big Buttons! 💘 Cover Button Love Sale 💘 February 03 2020

I Like Big Buttons! 💘 Cover Button Love Sale 💘

 

Cover Button Sets and Cover Button DIY Kits are 10% OFF

No Coupon Necessary

 
1 Coupon Per Order. Good Through February 29, 2020.

Sale!!! Mega Mystery Grab Bag: 600 Kam Snaps/Plastic Snaps (Size 20) January 29 2020

Mega Mystery Grab Bag: 600 Kam Snaps/Plastic Snaps (Size 20)

Mega Mystery Grab Bag: 600 Kam Snaps/Plastic Snaps 😍 60 Packs in 10 Sets (Size 20) 😍

--> $23.50 (Originally $35.50)

BUY HERE

*Supplies may be limited.


Crafting, the art of searching for items you had just 2 seconds ago. January 23 2020

It feels like it might be one of those days! 🤪🙃🤣

 
🤪🙃🤣 It feels like it might be one of those days! 🤪🙃🤣 

 


💖 KAM Plastic Snaps Love Sale 💖 January 01 2020

KAM Plastic Snaps Love Sale  15% OFF KAM Snap Sets   Use Coupon: KAMSNAPLOVE  KAM Snap Sets are available in Quick Order Chart (Click Here).   1 Coupon Per Order. Good Through January 31, 2020

*KAM Snap Sets are available in Quick Order Chart.

 


Rounds, ❤️Hearts❤️, ⭐Stars⭐, and Long Prongs, Oh My!!! All our KAM Plastic Snaps are 15% OFF in our Quick Order Chart using coupon code: KAMSNAPLOVE

Time to Stock up!!!

 

Single Color in Size 16 or Size 20

Sale Price

Regular Price

10 Sets

$0.51

 $0.60

25 Sets

$0.94

$1.10

100 Sets

$2.98

$3.50

1000 Sets

$25.49

$30.00



1 Coupon Per Order. Good Through January 31, 2020.



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