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Christmasy Fabric Cover Button Magnet by ILikeBigButtons.com November 29 2018

I suddenly needed a few new Christmasy accessories: Fabric Cover Button Magnets to the rescue. I love the splash of color they add to my refrigerator and magnet board. And they are so useful!!!

Supplies:

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Storewide 2018 Black Friday Sale @ I Like Big Buttons! November 20 2018

BLACK FRIDAY is here early!!! Before we prepare to celebrate another amazing Thanksgiving with our family, I wanted to give all of you our Black Friday Deals so you can get started with some great Christmas crafts or for you pre-planners ;) some last minute projects.

Coupon Codes (Good through the end of the November 11/27/18 on our website):

BLKFRI5  for 5% off of orders over $25

BLKFRI7 for 7% off of orders over $50

BLKFRI10 for 10% off of orders over $100

BLKFRI15 for 15% off of orders over $200

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

Black Friday orders will ship out Monday with our morning pickup. Thank you for your understanding and business! Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!!! Have a great crafty holiday week!!!

I Like Big Buttons! and All Buttons big and small :)

KAM Snaps:

Pacifier Supplies:

All Enamel Clips Angle wide

Cover Buttons:

Key Fob Hardware:

Barrettes:

Bobby Pins:

Paper Clips:

Earring Supplies:

Sewing Clips:

Wonderific Clips All Main Shot

And Much More...


I Like Big Buttons! A Collection of Pacifier Clip Tutorials October 11 2018

Pacifier Clips are easy to make, fun to embellish, and a great useful gift for a new mom and baby.

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Choose a piece of Fabric, cut it to the dimensions: 14" x 3 1/2", the finished product once ironed, folded and sewn will be approximately 7/8" wide x 12" long. [...]

Here are our top 5 Pacifier Clip Tutorials:

#1 - A Cover Button Metal Pacifier Clips with Cover Buttons, Round Faced Metal Suspender Clips, and KAM Snaps

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#2 - Jean Pacifier Clip with Rosette using KAM Plastic Snaps and Clip

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#3 - "No Sew" Pacifier Clip with KAM Snaps, MAM Ring or O-Ring and a KAM Plastic Pacifier Clip for Button Style Pacifiers

No Sew Pacifier Clip with MAM O Ring pic 22

#4 - Fabric Pacifier Clip with KAM Snaps, MAM Ring or O-Ring and a KAM Plastic Pacifier Clip for Button Style Pacifiers

Fabric Pacifier Clip with MAM O Ring pic 23

#5 - Recycling Jeans into a Pacifier Clip using KAM Snaps and a Pacifier Clip

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I Like Big Buttons! - Fabric Cover Buttons - Easy To Make, Great Impact! October 09 2018

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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.

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.


2018 Back To School Craft Supply Sale at ILikeBigButtons.com !!! August 16 2018

Back to School is upon us!!! As we prepare to send our children for another amazing school year, I wanted to give all of you mamas a mom appropriate Back To School Sale so you can get started with some great crafts or for you pre-planners start thinking about holiday gifts.

Coupon Codes (Good through Friday 8/25/18 on our website):

BTS5 for 5% off orders over $25

BTS7 for 7% off orders over $50

BTS10 for 10% off orders over $100

BTS15 for 15% off orders over $200

Have a great crafty week!!!

I Like Big Buttons! and All Buttons BIG and small :)

KAM Snaps:

Pacifier Supplies:

All Enamel Clips Angle wide

MAM rings all colors

O ring all colors angle

Cover Buttons:

Key Fob Hardware:

Barrettes:

Bobby Pins:

bobby pins all colors (4x4) tight shot

Paper Clips:

Earring Supplies:

10mm earring (4x4)

Sewing Notions:

Wonderific Clips All Main Shot

And Much More...


Happy Fourth of July! Celebration Sale at ILikeBigButtons.com July 02 2018

Our Fourth of July celebration starts early this year!!! Before we prepare to celebrate another amazing 4th with our family, I wanted to give all of you our Celebration Deals so you can get started with some great summer crafts.

Coupon Codes (Good through Thursday 7/5/18 on our website):

FOURTH5 for 5% off of orders over $25

FOURTH7 for 7% off of orders over $50

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 :)

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Happy Father's Day from ILikeBigButtons.com June 17 2018

We hope this finds you enjoying the Dads in your life and celebrating them. I am so grateful for my Dad, my Father-In-Law, all my Brothers, and most of all my Handsome, Sweet, and Loving Husband who is the most Amazing Dad I know!!!
 
With Love,
I Like Big Buttons And All My Little Buttons!
 
To celebrate Father's Day, today (6/17) and tomorrow (6/18) only, please use coupon code DADROCKS for $10 off of $50 on our website.
 
Happy Father's Day to all!!!
 
 
#ilikebigbuttons #kamsnaps #fathersday #plasticsnaps #sale #coupon #giveaway #win #happyfathersday #shopilikebigbuttons
 
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How to Make Fabric Cover Button Cuff Links May 31 2018

Supplies:
  • 2 Completed Flat Back Fabric Cover Button (Choose your size, size depends on the statement you want to make)
  • 1 set of Cuff Links
  • E6000 or comparable adhesive
Steps:

1.  Follow these instructions to make Flat Back Fabric Covered Buttons.


2.  Apply E6000 to back of Cover Button.


3.  Center and press Cuff Link into place and remove any extra Adhesive.


4.  Let dry and enjoy.


5.  Tada!

You are done! Wear these adorable Cuff Links to match or accent your favorite button-up outfit for an afternoon outing. Enjoy!

♥♥♥ I Like Big Buttons! Be My Valentine Sale ♥♥♥ February 14 2018

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 (2/14/2018) @ ILikeBigButtons.com
 
 
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How Many I Like Big Buttons! Products Can You Find? January 09 2018

How many I Like Big Buttons! products can you find in the picture below?

Above is a fun quiz, how many I Like Big Buttons! products can you spot? The answers are at the bottom of this post. Good Luck!!!

It has been a while since I have introduced myself. Hi! I am Gena, the CEO and MOM of I Like Big Buttons! :) ILikeBigButtons.com is a family run, small business located in beautiful Washington State. We have been serving our customers for almost 14 years now via the internet. Crazy!

So here I am selling a large variety of crafty items that I love with the help of my amazing children and husband. I am sure you will find as much joy in crafting with them as I am. It is a privilege to get to help support my family, teach my children to have a solid work ethic, and be a full-time mom all because of I Like Big Buttons! and your support.

Thank you, Gena (CEO of ILikeBigButtons.com)

ANSWER KEY: 

#1 - Lobster Clasps - 3 sizes available in Silver or Antique Brass

#2 - KAM Plastic Snaps - Size 20 is available in 130+ colors (Also, available in 4 other sizes, color availability may vary)

#3 - Split Rings - Available in Silver, Antique Brass, and Gunmetal

#4 - Pendant Bezels - 2 sizes available in Silver and Antique Brass

#5 - Cover Buttons - 7 sizes available in Flat Back (Glueable) and Wire Back (Sewable)

To See Our Full Product Catalog visit here.


15% Off - 2018 Welcoming The New Year Sale @ ILikeBigButtons.com December 31 2017

The End of the Year is upon us!  As we prepare to welcome 2018, we wanted to celebrate the last bit of 2017 with a big sale!!! 

15% off of everything in ILikeBigButtons.com on purchases over $25.00 using coupon code:

WELCOME18

(Good through January 5th, 2018 on our website only.)

***BONUS: Don't forget that US orders over $70 also get upgraded to free shipping!


An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #23: Fabric Cover Button Pendant Necklace December 21 2017

Gift Idea #23:

Fabric Cover Button Pendants are simple to make and add a stylish twist to any outfit. My oldest and I made some simple Cover Button Pendants for her to share with her dearest friends.

Supplies:

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An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #17: How To Make A Fabric Cover Button Magnet December 18 2017

Gift Idea #17:

A handy kitchen or home accessory: Fabric Cover Button Magnets. You will love the splash of color they add to your loved one's fridge or magnet board and their usefulness.

Supplies:

  • 1 Completed Flat Back Fabric Cover Button (Attach either a Size 36 (7/8 inch / 23 mm), Size 45 (1 1/8 inch / 28 mm), Size 60 (1 1/2 inch / 38 mm) flat back cover buttons.)
  • 1x 1" Standard Round Magnet (Approximately 3/4" Round)
  • E6000, Hot Glue, or comparable adhesive See More

#ilikebigbuttons #shopilikebigbuttons #coverbuttons #fabriccoverbuttons #coverbuttonmagnet #magnets #fridgemagnets #homeaccents #kitchendecor #christmasidea #gift #christmasgift


An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #16: How To Make A Magnetic Pin Cushion/Needle Holder December 17 2017

Gift Idea #16:

A handy sewing accessory: Fabric Cover Button Pin Cushion/Needle Holder. You will love the splash of color they add to your loved one's sewing station and their usefulness!

Supplies:

  • 1 Completed Size 75 (1 7/8 inch / 48 mm) Fabric Cover Button
  • Fabric Of Your Choice
  • 1x Standard Round Magnet (Approximately 3/4" Round)
  • E6000, Hot Glue, or comparable adhesive See More

#ilikebigbuttons #shopilikebigbuttons #coverbuttons #fabriccoverbuttons #coverbuttonpincushion #pincushion #needleholder #sewingroomaccents #sewingdecor #christmasidea #gift #christmasgift


An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #14: How To Make Fabric Cover Button Push Pins December 14 2017

Gift Idea #14:

These Fabric Cover Button Push Pins make charming home accents for your cork or inspiration board. I am absolutely in love with their bright colors and functionality! These embellished Fabric Push Pins will jazz up your loved one's organization. :) I use mine to get more organized with my kiddos paperwork, schedules, and notes that I need to keep track of. 

Supplies:

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An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #13: How To Make A Fabric Cover Button Clothespins December 13 2017

Gift Idea #13:

These Fabric Cover Button Clothespins make adorable office and home accents. I am absolutely in love with their bright colors and functionality!

How To Make A Fabric Cover Button Mini Clothespin

Supplies:

  • 1 Completed Flat Back Fabric Cover Button (Attach size 20 (1/2" / 12 mm), size 24 (5/8" / 15 mm), or size 30 (3/4" / 19 mm) flat back cover buttons.)
  • 1x Mini Wooden Clothespin (Approximately 1 3/8" x 1/4" in size)
  • 1x Small Plain Button
  • E6000, Hot Glue, or comparable adhesive See More

I Like Big Buttons! - How To Make Fabric Cover Button Mini Clothespins Video

How To Make A Fabric Cover Button Full-Size Clothespin

Supplies:

  • 1 Completed Flat Back Fabric Cover Button (Attach Size 30 (3/4 inch / 19 mm), Size 36 (7/8 inch / 23 mm), or Size 45 (1 1/8 inch / 28 mm) flat back cover buttons.)
  • 1x Full-Size Wooden Clothespin
  • 1x Medium Plain Button
  • E6000, Hot Glue, or comparable adhesive See More

#ilikebigbuttons #shopilikebigbuttons #coverbuttons #fabriccoverbuttons #clothpins #coverbuttonclothpins #homeaccents #homedecor #christmasidea #gift #christmasgift


An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #12: How to Make Fabric Cover Button Barrettes and Bobby Pins December 12 2017

Gift Idea #12:

For the girls in your life, Fabric Cover Button Barrettes and Bobby Pins are simple to make with lots of impact.

Fabric Cover Button Barrettes

Supplies:

  • 2 Completed Flat Back Fabric Cover Button (Choose your size, Size 20 through Size 36 all work great, size depends on the statement you want to make)
  • Snap Barrettes
  • E6000 or comparable adhesive See More

Fabric Cover Button Bobby Pins

Supplies:

  • 1 Completed Flat Back Fabric Cover Button (Choose your size, Size 20 through Size 45 all work great, size depends on the statement you want to make)
  • Bobby Pin
  • E6000 or comparable adhesive See More


An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #8: How To Make Fabric Cover Button Jumbo Paper Clip Bookmarks December 06 2017

Gift Idea #8:

Use these adorable Paper Clip Bookmarks as a Christmas gift for your special loved one to hold their place in their favorite book or cookbook.  Enjoy!

Supplies:

Instructions:

1.  Follow these instructions to make Flat Back Fabric Covered Buttons.  See More

Pin for Later: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/201184308334558670/

‪#‎ilikebigbuttons‬ ‪#paperclips #jumboclips #bookmarks #bookmarker #coverbuttons #fabriccoverbuttons‎ #tutorial #shopilikebigbuttons


An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #6: How to Make Cover Button Badge Reels December 04 2017

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Gift idea #6:  One of our most popular tutorials, Cover Button Badge Reels are a great gift for the Medical Professional, Teachers, or anyone that uses an ID card or swipe card in your life. Easy to monogram or personalize and add extra pizzazz to your loved ones work attire!

Supplies:

Steps:

1.    Follow these instructions to make Flat Back Fabric Covered Buttons.  See More

Pin for Later: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/201184308328305025/

#ilikebigbuttons #badgereels #tutorials #coverbuttons #idbadgereels #shopilikebigbuttons

How To Make Fabric Cover Button Badge Reels Video:

How To Make Fabric Cover Button Badge Reels Pictorial:

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An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #4: How To Make Fabric Cover Button Christmas Cards November 30 2017

Gift idea #4:  These charming Christmas cards are adorable and easy to make using Fabric Cover Buttons.  You could embellish these additionally by making the cover buttons Cover Buttons earrings with our Earring Supplies: Earring Posts or Clip Ons and it could double as a gift and Christmas Card.  Check it out!

Supplies:

Instructions:

1.  Cut your fabric scrap. You will want a circle that is about twice the diameter of your button blank or use one of our handy Plastic Cover Button TemplatesSee More

#ilikebigbuttons #tutorials #coverbuttons #christmas #christmascards

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Storewide 2017 Black Friday Sale @ I Like Big Buttons! November 15 2017

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BLACK FRIDAY is here early!!! Before we prepare to celebrate another amazing Thanksgiving with our family, I wanted to give all of you our Black Friday Deals so you can get started with some great Christmas crafts or for you pre-planners ;) some last minute projects.

Coupon Codes (Good through the end of the November 11/30/17 on our website):

BLKFRI5  for 5% off of orders over $25

BLKFRI7 for 7% off of orders over $50

BLKFRI10 for 10% off of orders over $100

BLKFRI15 for 15% off of orders over $200

***BONUS: Don't forget that US orders over $70 also get upgraded to free shipping!!!

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!!! Have a great crafty holiday week!!!

I Like Big Buttons! and All Buttons big and small :)

KAM Snaps:

Pacifier Supplies:

All Enamel Clips Angle wide

Cover Buttons:

Key Fob Hardware:

Barrettes:

Bobby Pins:

Paper Clips:

Earring Supplies:

Sewing Clips:

Wonderific Clips All Main Shot

And Much More...


Take $5 Off $25 @ ILikeBigButtons.com In Honor Of Veteran's Day November 10 2017

Have a great Veteran's Day weekend!!!  All our love goes out to all those who bravely serviced our country, the families who support them from home, and the continuing family tradition of doing so. In honor of them, we are running a Veteran's Weekend Sale!

Take $5 off $25 your next website order from now through Sunday 11/12 with coupon code:

VETERANSDAY17

***BONUS: Don't forget that US orders over $70 also get upgraded to free shipping!!!

Good on our website through 11/12/17 only!

KAM Snaps:

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Pacifier Supplies:

All Enamel Clips Angle wide

MAM rings all colors

O ring all colors angle

Cover Buttons:

Key Fob Hardware:

Barrettes:

Bobby Pins:

bobby pins all colors (4x4) tight shot

Paper Clips:

Earring Supplies:

10mm earring (4x4)

Sewing Notions:

Wonderific Clips All Main Shot

And Much More...

© ILikeBigButtons.com and I Like Big Buttons Blog, 2017.

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I Like Big Buttons! – How To Make A Fabric Cover Button Pendant October 03 2017

Fabric Cover Button Pendants are simple to make and add a stylish twist to any outfit. My oldest and I made some simple Cover Button Pendants for her to share with her dearest friends. We integrated her school colors into the design. We are in love with how they turned out. Can't wait to hear how her friends react!!!

We carry Pendant Bezel Trays in 23 mm (Size 36) and 38 mm (Size 60). They are available in three finishes: Silver, Antique Brass, and Gunmetal. We chose Size 60 for our project.

First Step:

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

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!

*The only addendum to the above instructions was that we cut out small 3/4" red felt hearts to sandwich between each piece of lace and fabric. You will want to do this before placing the fabric upside down on the tool. Once you press the button cap into place, you can flip our translucent tool over and make sure the heart is placed where you want it.

Step 2:

  1. Carefully apply E6000 to the inside edges of the Pendant Bezel.
  2. Press the assembled Fabric Cover Button into place.
  3. Let dry for the recommended time, add necklace or cord as we did, and enjoy.
  4. Tada!

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


Brand New!!! Pendant Bezel Blanks by I Like Big Buttons! October 02 2017

Yay!!! We are so excited to finally have these. We have gotten a lot of question of the last few years about which size Cover Buttons fit in Pendant Bezel Trays. To answer those questions we went searching and decided to carry our own line of trays that fit our buttons perfectly. At this time, we have 23 mm (Size 36) and 38 mm (Size 60) Pendant Bezels in three finishes: Silver, Antique Brass, and Gunmetal.

7/8" (23 mm) Round Pendant Bezel Trays

Round Pendant Bezel are perfect for Size 36 cover buttons, tiles, stones, epoxy, photos, glass cabochons, and more.

Measurements:

  • 7/8" (23 mm) diameter
  • 2/32" (1.6 mm) depth of tray

Pendant Bezels are frequently combined with:

1 1/2" (38 mm) Round Pendant Bezel Trays

Round Pendant Bezel are perfect for Size 60 cover buttons, tiles, stones, epoxy, photos, glass cabochons, and more.

Measurements:

  • 1 1/2" (38 mm) diameter
  • 3/32" (2 mm) depth of tray

Pendant Bezels are frequently combined with:

There are so many wonderful things you can do with these Pendant Bezels. Happy Crafting!

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Our 5 Most Popular Cover Button Tutorials - I Like Big Buttons! September 19 2017

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 were you would like to glue a cover button: jewelry, bracelets, rings, earrings, necklaces, bobby pins and barrettes, scrap booking, and much more.

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

Here are our 5 most popular Cover Button Tutorials:

#1 - Fabric Cover Button Push Pins

#2 - Fabric Cover Button Badge Reels

#3 - Fabric Cover Button Paper Clip Bookmarks

#4 - Lace and Fabric Cover Button Earrings

#5 - Fabric Cover Button Snap Barrettes


2017 Back To School Craft Supply Sale at ILikeBigButtons.com !!! August 21 2017

Back to School is upon us!!! As we prepare to send our children for another amazing school year, I wanted to give all of you mamas a mom appropriate Back To School Sale so you can get started with some great crafts or for you pre-planners start thinking about holiday gifts.

Coupon Codes (Good through Friday 8/25/17 on our website):

BTS5 for 5% off of orders over $25

BTS7 for 7% off of orders over $50

BTS10 for 10% off of orders over $100

BTS15 for 15% off of orders over $200

***BONUS: Don't forget that US orders over $70 also get upgraded to free shipping!!!

Have a great crafty week!!!

I Like Big Buttons! and All Buttons big and small :)

KAM Snaps:

IMG_6515

Pacifier Supplies:

All Enamel Clips Angle wide

MAM rings all colors

O ring all colors angle

Cover Buttons:

Key Fob Hardware:

Barrettes:

Bobby Pins:

bobby pins all colors (4x4) tight shot

Paper Clips:

Earring Supplies:

10mm earring (4x4)

Sewing Notions:

Wonderific Clips All Main Shot

And Much More...


Our 5 Most Popular Pacifier Clip Tutorials - I Like Big Buttons! August 15 2017

Pacifier Clips are easy to make, fun to embellish, and a great useful gift for a new mom and baby. Here are our top 5 Pacifier Clip Tutorials:

#1 - A Cover Button Metal Pacifier Clips with Cover Buttons, Round Faced Metal Suspender Clips, and KAM Snaps

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#2 - Jean Pacifier Clip with Rosette using KAM Plastic Snaps and Clip

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#3 - "No Sew" Pacifier Clip with KAM Snaps, MAM Ring or O-Ring and an KAM Plastic Pacifier Clip for Button Style Pacifiers

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#4 - Fabric Pacifier Clip with KAM Snaps, MAM Ring or O-Ring and an KAM Plastic Pacifier Clip for Button Style Pacifiers

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#5 - Recycling Jeans into a Pacifier Clip using KAM Snaps and a Pacifier Clip

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Fabric Cover Buttons @ I Like Big Buttons! August 07 2017

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

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Take 12% off your Cover Button order over $55 until Wednesday, August 9th with coupon code: BUTTONLOVE

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

Wire Backs are used for fabric cover buttons in sewing, shoes, clothing, pony tail 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.

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! - How To Make Fabric Cover Button Push Pins July 11 2017

Today I am making Fabric Cover Button Push Pins for my cork boards. I am 'trying' to get more organized with my kiddos paperwork, schedules, and notes that I need to keep track of. The cork boards are up, and now I just need some cute embellished Fabric Push Pins to jazz up my organization. :)

Supplies:

1.  Cut your fabric scrap. You will want a circle that is about twice the diameter of your button blank. *TIP* Our All-In-One Cover Button Template makes creating the right size circle of fabric a breeze.

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. *TIP* To make it easier on my fingers, I use a sharpie marker to apply pressure.

5.  Place the back cover button piece on top of your fabric and button front. *TIP* 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. *TIP* I often use a flat piece of wood to apply pressure, again to save my fingers. It also helps to avoid the button back going in at an angle.

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! Now to attach it to the Thumb Tack and make a Fabric Cover Button Push Pin.

11.  Apply E6000 to back of Cover Button.

12.  Center and press Thumb Tack into place and remove any extra Adhesive.

13.  Let dry and enjoy. Tada, tada!!! So Cute!!!

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

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I Like Big Buttons! - How To Make A Fabric Cover Button Magnet July 06 2017

Today I would make some Fabric Cover Button Magnets. I am so tired of the random magnets my kiddos have found and slapped on our fridge. Time for some classy ones!!!

Supplies:

  • 1 Completed Flat Back Fabric Cover Button (Attach either a Size 36 (7/8 inch / 23 mm), Size 45 (1 1/8 inch / 28 mm), Size 60 (1 1/2 inch / 38 mm) flat back cover buttons.)
  • 1x 1" Standard Round Magnet (Approximately 3/4" Round)
  • E6000, Hot Glue, or comparable adhesive

1.  Cut your fabric scrap. You will want a circle that is about twice the diameter of your button blank. *TIP* Our All-In-One Cover Button Template makes creating the right size circle of fabric a breeze.

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. *TIP* To make it easier on my fingers, I use a sharpie marker to apply pressure.

5.  Place the back cover button piece on top of your fabric and button front. *TIP* 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. *TIP* I often use a flat piece of wood to apply pressure, again to save my fingers. It also helps to avoid the button back going in at an angle.

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! Now to attach it to the Magnet and make a Fabric Cover Button Magnet.

11.  Apply E6000 to back of Cover Button.

12.  Center and press Magnet into place and remove any extra Adhesive if desired.

13.  Let dry and enjoy. Tada!!! Now to decorate my fridge.

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


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I Like Big Buttons! - How To Make A Fabric Cover Button Brooch Pin June 27 2017

Today I would make a Fabric Cover Button Brooch Pin. I have gotten a number of questions about how to turn Cover Buttons into Brooch Pins. This adorable fabric inspired me to make some cute embellishments for myself.

Supplies:

  • 1 Completed Flat Back Fabric Cover Button (Attach either a Size 45 (1 1/8 inch / 28 mm), Size 60 (1 1/2 inch / 38 mm), Size 75 (1 7/8 inch / 48 mm) flat back cover buttons.)
  • 1x 1" Brooch Pin
  • E6000, Hot Glue, or comparable adhesive

1.  Cut your fabric scrap. You will want a circle that is about twice the diameter of your button blank. *TIP* Our All-In-One Cover Button Template makes creating the right size circle of fabric a breeze.

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. *TIP* To make it easier on my fingers, I use a sharpie marker to apply pressure.

5.  Place the back cover button piece on top of your fabric and button front. *TIP* 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. *TIP* I often use a flat piece of wood to apply pressure, again to save my fingers. It also helps to avoid the button back going in at an angle.

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! Now to attach it to the Brooch Pin and make a Fabric Cover Button Brooch Pin.

11.  Apply E6000 to back of Cover Button.

12.  Center and press Brooch Pin into place and remove any extra Adhesive.

13.  Let dry and enjoy. Ready to Embellish and Go!!!

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

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I Like Big Buttons! - How To Make A Fabric Cover Button Full-Size Clothespin June 20 2017

Today, I made an adorable office or home accent: Fabric Cover Button Mini Clothespins. I am absolutely in love with their bright colors and tininess!

Supplies:

  • 1 Completed Flat Back Fabric Cover Button (Attach Size 30 (3/4 inch / 19 mm), Size 36 (7/8 inch / 23 mm), or Size 45 (1 1/8 inch / 28 mm) flat back cover buttons.)
  • 1x Full-Size Wooden Clothespin
  • 1x Medium Plain Button
  • E6000, Hot Glue, or comparable adhesive

I Like Big Buttons! - Picture Tutorial Below:

1.  Cut your fabric scrap. You will want a circle that is about twice the diameter of your button blank. *TIP* Our All-In-One Cover Button Template makes creating the right size circle of fabric a breeze.

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. *TIP* To make it easier on my fingers, I use a sharpie marker to apply pressure.

 

5.  Place the back cover button piece on top of your fabric and button front. *TIP* 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. *TIP* I often use a flat piece of wood to apply pressure, again to save my fingers. It also helps to avoid the button back going in at an angle.

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! Now to attach it to the Clothespin.

11.  Use Hot Glue or E6000 to adhere a small plain button to the underside of the Cover Button. This is to fill the space between the back and the edges. You can also use felt or some other small object. You just need it to be sturdy enough to offer support. A small plastic button works great for this. You will see that the button is now flush across the bottom. I cut off the little nubs of glue that leaked through the button holes.

12.  Now adhere the finished Cover Button to the Clothespin. Press into place and center it until you are pleased with the alignment. Set aside to dry.

13. Tada! Additional uses:

  • Add a thin magnet to the back and use on your magnetic board.
  • Add a push pin to the back and use on your cork board.

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

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Cover Button Embellished Pacifier Clips by I Like Big Buttons! May 30 2017

I have had a lot of questions in the last couple years about how to make these clips so I decided to take it on. A Pacifier Clip made extra adorable with the added Cover Button accent, they are a great accessory to add to your baby's wardrobe for any special occasion or just because.

Supplies:

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Instructions:

1.  Using our Pacifier Clip and Supply Tutorials make either Ribbon or Fabric Pacifier Clips.

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2.  Cut your fabric scrap. You will want a circle that is about twice the diameter of your button blank.  I cut out a Piece of Fabric using my Size 36 Template.

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3.  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.

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4.  Place the button front (the domed piece) on top of the fabric. Leave the fabric edges hanging out.  Double check the transparent underside to see if your print is how you would like it.   Then press the cover button fabric edges down into the tool.

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5.  Add a dab of E6000 Adhesive to the middle of the cover button cap before installing the Flat Back.

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6.  Place the back cover button piece on top of your fabric and button front.

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7.  Take the smaller piece of the assembly tool and with the open side down place it on the button back.

8.  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.

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9.  When you take the small assembly tool piece off, the fabric edges will be secured underneath the button back.

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10.  Remove the button from the larger assembly tool piece.  Tada!  My Cover Button is ready to be adhered to a Round Faced Metal Clip.

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11.  Here a the Cover Buttons I made in just a few minutes.  Seriously easy, fun and so cute!

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12.  Now take the E6000 Adhesive and put a medium size dab of glue on the back of the Cover Button about 1/2 of what would fill the back area of the back.  This glue is great to work with so don't overly worry about getting the amount just right.  I was able to cleanly wipe of any excess off when I put on too much and I was also able to remove the button and add a little more when I under did it.  This glue is very forgiving.

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13.  Now place the Cover Button over the Round Faced Metal Pacifier Clips and straighten and center your button.

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14.  Press firmly and let set to dry and cure 24-72 hours as recommended by the manufacturer (E6000).

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15.  These are my finished products.  I love them and think they turned out beautifully.  Below are my examples, completed and installed on Pacifier Clips.

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16.  Tada!!!

Disclaimer:  Keep in mind that although I have rough tested these I in no way recommend you leave your baby alone with these as there are small pieces and if not done properly they may come apart and become a choking hazard.  I would recommend these clips under adult supervision only.  The maker and/or parent assumes full responsibility when using these pacifier clips.

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