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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! Adjustable Elastic Headband With Interchangeable Shabby Flowers July 27 2017



Today, I am making a Adjustable Elastic Headband with Interchangeable Shabby Flowers.  It is super easy to do and adorable on both babies and big ;) kids alike.

Supplies for Adjustable Headband:

  • 1 set of headband ring and slider
  • 24" length of 5/8" Elastic for headbands
  • Glue of your choice: Fabric Tac or Hot Glue
  • Lighter or Chef's Torch

Supplies for Shabby Flower Embellishment:

  • 2" Shabby Flowers of your choosing
  • 1/2" x 1" square of Coordinating Felt
  • 1 1/2" Circles of Coordinating Felt
  • Glue of your choice: Fabric Tac or Hot Glue
  • Coordinating Size 20 KAM Snaps

Adjustable Elastic Headband:

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Instructions:

1.  Cut your Elastic to 24" length and heat seal the ends with the Lighter.  Be careful to just seal the ends, not start them on fire :).  (You may want to practice on a scrap piece if this is your first time.)

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2.  Take your 24" length of Elastic and feed the decorative/shiny side of the Elastic up through the first loop in the Slider over the bar and back down through the second loop in the Slider.

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3.  Pull the Elastic until it is about 3/4" sticking out the bottom of the second loop of the Slider.

4.  Flip the Slider over so that the wrong sides of the Elastic is face up, this is the bottom of the Slider.  Put a dab of glue on the Elastic and press the 3/4" of Elastic to it firmly.  Wiping away any excess glue.

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5.  From the opposite side, slide the single Slider Loop about half way on to the Elastic.

6.  You now have the single Slider Loop in the center of your elastic and the slider attached to one end.
 
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7.  Take the other end of Elastic decorative side up and feed it through the double Loop Slider the same way as before.  Up through the first Loop over the bar and down through the second Loop.
 
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8.  Now pull the elastic through the Slider until you reach the single Slider.
 
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9.  Feed the end of your Elastic through the single ring and overlap it about 3/4" and glue down.
 
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10.  You now have an adjustable headband.  Tada!  But wait there is more ;)!

Interchangeable Shabby Flower Embellishments:

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Instructions:

1.  Glue the 1 1/2" circle of Felt to each of the Shabby Flowers.

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2.  Once it has had some time to dry, install a Size 20 KAM Snap Cap and stud in the center of each Shabby Flower.  The stud should be facing down on the underside of the Shabby Flower in the Felt.  Repeat for each flower. (In the pictures, I used Size 16 but found that it did not hold well and had to replace them with Size 20.)

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3.  Glue the 1/2"x1" square of Felt to the underside of the Elastic where you want to locate the Shabby Flower.

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4.  Once it has had some time to dry, install a KAM Snap Cap and socket through it.  The socket facing up on decorative side of the Elastic.

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5.  Snap the flower in place and go!  Tada!


Happy Fourth of July! Celebration Sale at ILikeBigButtons.com July 02 2017

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 Wednesday 7/5/17 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 $70 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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7 Of My Favorite Craft Quotes - I Like Big Buttons! June 28 2017

I love crafting quotes; they are so clever. Here are seven of my personal favorites. Each one makes me laugh out loud and holds at least for me, more than a grain of truth.

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Friday Fun Facts - What is your Shipping and Handling turn around? June 23 2017

We often get questions from our customers about our shipping and handling time. We have it posted on our site, but here it is for your convenience.

"Orders purchased before 3pm Pacific time are typically prepared for shipment the following business day in our 9am pickup."

Here are some reviews of our shipping from our happy customers:

★★★★★ Super fast shipping as always!! I can't stop making these buttons!!

★★★★★ Perfect, super sonic shipping, A+++ seller!

★★★★★ Great customer service, expedient delivery, excellent communication. Product exactly as described. Will use this shop again for sure.

★★★★★ aS ADVERTISED AND VERY FAST SERVICE!

★★★★★ Wow Super Fast Shipping!! Totally impressed and will definitely order again!! Great product!

★★★★★ Super fast shipping! Thanks!!

★★★★★ Excellent Lightning Fast Shipping I totally appreciate that and product is terrific I highly recommend this shop!!

★★★★★ thank you for super quick shipping Thank you.

★★★★★ Once again I am very happy with these snaps! You absolutely can't beat the price or the color options here and the shipping is so fast!

★★★★★ Perfect item. Fast shipping. Smooth Sailing.

★★★★★ I love using the KAM snaps. The really prompt shipping from "I like big buttons" was surprising. I ordered one day and shipped the same day. Got them the next day. I will be shopping with them again soon.

★★★★★ lightning fast shipment, above quality snaps

★★★★★ Great Items....can't wait to use them. Thanks for the fast delivery.

★★★★★ AMAZING service. Shipped out the next day. Had in 2 days! Will definitely be doing business with this company again! Thank you so much!

★★★★★ great merchandise and fast shipping makes buying easy

★★★★★ Everything was great. Shipped faster than expected and packaging was more than expected.

★★★★★ Perfect and super fast shipping!

★★★★★ They got here days before estimated arrival time.

★★★★★ This is a repeat buy. I reordered because they have the products I want at a good price. Quick delivery!

★★★★★ Quick shipping and an excellent price.

★★★★★ QUICK DELIVERY...EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED..THANK YOU

As always, there are exceptions to these customers reviews. We, just like our customers, are at the mercy of the US Postal Service, but on a whole, more than 99% of the time, they serve us well. We love our local US Postal workers who make shipping your packages a delight. If your purchase is taking longer than you had hoped, please feel free to contact us.

Thank you,

Gena (CEO of ILikeBigButtons.com)

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I Like Big Buttons! Product Video: What We Carry June 22 2017



Check out ILikeBigButtons.com - A family-run craft supply shop with a large variety of plastic KAM Snaps & accessories, Key Fob Hardware, Cover Buttons, Pacifier Supplies, Metal Findings and more! We are constantly expanding our selection of crafting supplies for you.


I Like Big Buttons! - How to make a Fabric Pacifier Clip with KAM Snaps, MAM Ring or O-Ring and an KAM Plastic Pacifier Clip for Button Style Pacifiers June 13 2017

Today, I am making a pretty Fabric Pacifier Clip for Button Style Pacifiers using our silicone MAM rings and O-Rings. Pretty & functional! :)

Supplies for a Fabric Pacifier Clip with Button Style Pacifier Adapters:

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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.

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2.  Fold both 3 1/2" wide ends in 1/4" and iron flat.

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3.  Now fold and iron the fabric in half the long way (14" length).

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4.  Then fold and iron again, bringing the outer edges to the middle "iron line" and iron along those edges. Repeat on other side.

5.  Re-iron the seam so that the Fabric is smooth and flat, it should now be 13 1/2" long x 7/8" wide.

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6.  Open the top of the Fabric strip and trim the excess internal fabric at an angle so that there is less chance of the ends peeking out when sewn together.  Repeat on the other end.

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7.  Pin the Fabric strip in a couple places to keep it in place.

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8.   Sew a 1/8" seam all the way around the piece making sure to back stitch at the start and finish to set the seam.

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9.  Now installed a Cap and Stud about 1/2" from the edge and the mating Cap and Socket about 1 1/2" later so that the center of the two KAM Snap parts are about 1 1/2" or more apart.  Any closer and I found I had trouble getting the MAM Ring or O-Ring Adapter to sit neatly inside.   I used Size 20 snaps for this tutorial but either Size 20 or Size 16 will work great.

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10.  Repeat on the other side, that will hold the Pacifier Clip.  I, then, feed the Pacifier Clip and MAM Ring Adapter onto the ribbon and snapped it into place.  It may have been easier to thread on the pacifier clip before installing any Snap parts but I was able to feed it through without much trouble.

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11.  Tada!  Now time to add the Pacifier.

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12.  Simply stretch the MAM Ring or O-Ring around the Button Style Grip on the Pacifier and it will settle behind it and hold the Pacifier securely. Now snap the Pacifier in place, attach to your child's shirt and go.

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13.  As pictured, the MAM Rings hold the same way as the O-Rings only with a less subtle profile.

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14.  Tada!  Happy Snapping!!!


Friday Fun Facts - Who is ILikeBigButtons.com? June 09 2017

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 over a decade via the internet.

When I am not busy growing our craft business, I am a busy momma of many. I grew up as many of you probably did, crafting with anything I could get my hands on, from twigs to the pansies in my momma's borders. Now I am raising my own children and watching them create little figurines out of twigs and weeds, and turn paper into shreds. If you walked through my house on any given day, you might mistake it for a confetti factory. Bits of paper and imagination are everywhere!!! Since I am up to my elbows in kiddos and crafts, I thought, why not sell crafty things?

Plastic snaps caught my eye first. My husband is the creator of the GotLux Professional Photographic Lighting Accessories, and he used these very snaps in his Pro and ProX models. The colors and usefulness of them drew me in. I discovered the many varied ways they can be used; I was hooked.

So here I am selling KAM plastic snaps and many other craft 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)

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Take An Additional 15% Off Clearance Items June 05 2017

Today, June 5th, through Wednesday, June 7th, take an additional 15% off all our Clearance Craft Supplies using coupon code: CLEARANCE15

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I Like Big Buttons! Happy Easter!!! - Rainbow Spectrum KAM Snap Starter Pack Giveaway!!! April 10 2017

Easter Giveaway!!! As we prepare for another wonderful Easter with our family, we are running a great giveaway. Who wants to win a KAM Snaps Rainbow Spectrum Starter Pack Kit (100 Sets)!!!  Our KAM Snap Starter Pack would be a great tool for those crafty projects you have planned or a great gift for your crafty loved one :). 

Giveaway good until Monday 04/17/2017

ENTER TO WIN HERE (by Liking, Commenting, and Sharing our Facebook Post for this Giveaway):

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Giveaway Rules:

1. LIKE & SHARE this Giveaway, then COMMENT and share with us your favorite thing about Easter. - I love family time, the memories of past Easters, and watching my children create their own with their cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and us. But above all that, I love the Hope that Easter represents! "He is risen!" Happy Easter to all!

2. Join our I Like Big Buttons! Group.

*If your name is drawn as the winner, we will check to make sure you have completed all 3 requirements above.

Also, if you don’t want to wait, you can get 10% off our Starter Packs and Pliers on our website.

Starter Pack (100 Sets) (18 Packs to choose from) Coupon Code: STARTER100

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Super Starter Pack (250 Sets) (15 Packs to choose from) Coupon Code: STARTER250

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Cover Button FAQs: Wire Back vs Flat Back September 13 2016

  • Assembling fabric covered buttons is easy and fun but did you know there are two distinct kinds?
  • Wire Back or Shank Back, as they are sometimes called, are sew able and meant to be attached with a thread and needle to your sewing project.
  • Flat Back are glue able and meant to be attached to your craft project with glue to a flat surface or glue pad.

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


Back To School Craft Supply Sale at ILikeBigButtons.com !!! August 08 2016

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 8/12/16 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:

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Pacifier Supplies:

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MAM rings all colors

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Cover Buttons:

Key Fob Hardware:

Barrettes:

Bobby Pins:

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Paper Clips:

Earring Supplies:

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Sewing Notions:

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And Much More...

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Perfect Bow and Baby Proof Sash Tutorial - Courtesy of Pattern Revolution and I Like Big Buttons! KAM Plastic Snaps August 02 2016

A while back, Robin of Pattern Revolution made this super cute Perfect Bow and Baby Proof Sash and shared how she did it with us.  I thought this would be a great time to revisit the tutorial as fall approaches.

Supplies:

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Every morning it is a struggle to dress my feisty 2 year old. All her pretty sashes hang untouched in the closet, while the dresses they go with get worn over and over. I love the look of a pretty bow, but my baby wont hold still long enough to tie it nicely, and in the miraculous event that she does, she unties it and removes the sash a few minutes later. GRRRR!!! Tell me I'm not the only one with this problem???

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Decisions, decisions....

First, you need to determine your sash length and width. Measure your child's waist while wearing the garment, add 2" for sash length.  Decide how wide you want the sash, double that and add 1/2". Cut your sash.

Then, you need to determine the bow width and tail length that you like...

Glimpses of the Perfect Bow and Sash Tutorial, to see it in full.

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ILikeBigButtons.com is sponsoring a Mega Starter Pack KAM Snaps Giveaway (60 Colors)! July 27 2016

Today we are running a Giveaway for a Mega Starter Pack KAM Snaps (60 Colors)!!!

You will receive 10 sets of each of our first 60 KAM Snap Colors (B1 through B60) in Size 20 for a total of 600 Sets of KAM Snaps.

KAM snaps are one of most popular crafting supplies.  They 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 button projects.

Enter to Win here (Open until 8/7/16):

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If you don’t want to wait, you can get 10% off KAM Snaps Mega Starter Pack in Size 20 on our website use Coupon Code: MEGA20

If you would like 10% off KAM Snaps Mega Starter Pack in Size 16 on our website use Coupon Code: MEGA16

*Coupons valid through 8/8/16

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Brand New!!! Mini Sewing Clips by I Like Big Buttons! July 13 2016

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Mini Sewing Clips (3/8" wide by 1" long)

We are so excited to finally carry these.  We love them.  They are very useful for so many crafting projects as well as around the house.  I even use them to hold my sheet music in place when I am playing the piano.  :)

These mini sewing clips have many great uses.  Perfect for making quilts, binding, knitting, crocheting, crafting, general sewing, and more.  Will hold multiple layered sections of sewing projects such as piping without distortion.  Great alternative to pins especially when working with thicker fabric or fabric you don’t want pin holes in like leather, vinyl, pile or delicate fabrics.

Each clip opens wide to hold layers of fabric and the clip base is flat for easy feeding to the presser foot and won't damage your precious fabric.  They have convenient 1/4" and 1/2" seam allowance markings on the base for ease of use.

  • Like having a “third hand”
  • Easy to open
  • No pin pricks
  • Colorful and easy to spot when dropped on the floor
  • Endless uses and counting

The possibilities are as big as your imagination!

These Sewing Clips are available in the following mix of colors:

  • Blue
  • Lime Green
  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Red
  • Magenta
  • Pink

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ILikeBigButtons.com – KAM Snap Removal Pliers GIVEAWAY!!! July 06 2016

Who wants to win a KAM Snap Removal Pliers!?! We are running a KAM Snap Removal Pliers Giveaway!!!  These may be my favorite new tool.  They make removing a broken or miss-set snap a breeze. Enter to Win below.

If you need to remove a plastic snap, this is by far the easiest means for removing it.  Also, take an additional 10% any of our snap related products with coupon code: SNAPLOVE

*If you should happen to buy one of our removal tools and then find out that you won our Giveaway and are not interested in 2 of them we will issue you a full refund for the removal tool you purchased and we will raffle the removal tool off again :). Win, win!

Giveaway good until Monday 7/18/2016

ENTER TO WIN HERE:

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The Ultimate Catch-All Bib - Courtesy of Amy of Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop and I Like Big Buttons! June 21 2016

A while back, Amy of Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop made this Ultimate Catch-All Bib and shared how she did it with us.  I thought this would be a great time to revisit the tutorial with a busy summer of babies ahead of us.

Supplies:

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"Let’s get started!

1. Download your FREE PATTERN. The pattern has a 1″ scale box for you to check that it printed correctly. As-is the bib is a good size for a 1-2 year old. If you’d like a bigger or smaller bib just print the pattern out at more or less than 100% scale..."

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To read the rest of the Tutorial, go here.

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Happy Father's Day!!! New Exclusive MINT KAM Plastic Snap Press Giveaway!!! June 16 2016

Who wants to win a Professional Plastic Snap Press for Father's Day!?! We are running a - Happy Father's Day - Professional Snap Press Giveaway!!!  As many of you know, I am a blessed mom of many but I couldn't do it without my sweet and amazing husband who say YES to my crazy idea to fill our house and lives with a passel of kiddos.  Is there a better way to celebrate Father's Day than to share with others?  I don't think so!!!

Who wants to win a Professional Plastic Snap Press!?  You will receive one of our custom Mint Presses (as pictured) with a set of Size 20 Dies (will have all the parts to function, no additional expense will be required). Enter to Win below.

If you can’t wait and want our New Coral or Mint Press, they are already 10% off on our website no coupon needed.

*If you should happen to buy one of our presses and then find out that you won our Giveaway and are not interested in 2 presses we will issue you a full refund for the press you purchased and we will raffle the Pink press off again :). Win, win!

Giveaway good until Monday 06/27/2016

ENTER TO WIN HERE (by Liking, Commenting, and Sharing our Facebook Post for this Giveaway):

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**If we reach 3000 Entries, we will give away a Coral Press also, so share, share, share :)

Exclusive I Like Big Buttons! - Mint Professional KAM Plastic Snap Press

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How To Make A Cover Button Paper Clip Bookmark June 14 2016

Who needs some more Gunmetal craft items? Well, I do. Brand New! Gunmetal Jumbo Paper Clips are now in.

Check them out! I hope you love them as much as I do!  Use Coupon Code for 10% your next Paper Clip/Bookmark purchase (Good til 6/17): BOOK10

Jumbo Paper clips are commonly used to make bookmarks:

  • Attach size 36 (7/8" - 23 mm), size 45 (1 1/8" - 28 mm), or size 60 (1 1/2" - 38 mm) flat back cover buttons.
  • Glue on cover buttons, flat beads, paper punches, charms, gemstones, cabochons, silk flowers, and much more!
  • Assembling fabric covered buttons is easy and fun but did you know you can use them to embellish Jumbo Paper Clips to make darling Bookmarks?
  • Watch how easy it is below:

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


Monday Madness Deals - $2.50 for 100 KAM Snaps Mixed Sets & Other Great Deals!!! June 13 2016

Only 14 hours left, don't forget to enter:

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ENTER TO WIN by Liking, Commenting, and Sharing our Facebook Post for this Giveaway.

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Monday Mixup Madness Deal (good thru Wednesday, 6/15):

100 KAM Snaps Sets (Mixed) for $2.50 (Regularly $3.95)

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Other great deals, get up to 50% off our KAM Snap 1000 mixed sets, choose from the options below.

Random 1000 Kam Snaps/Plastic Snaps for $17.95 (Regularly $34.95)

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1000* Kam Snaps/Plastic Snaps for $18.95 (Regularly $34.95)

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Mystery 1000 Kam Snaps/Plastic Snaps for $22.95 (Regularly $34.95)

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See other deals in our Clearance Section on our site.


Reusable Snack Bag Tutorial - Courtesy of Nap-Time Creations and I Like Big Buttons! KAM Plastic Snaps June 09 2016

A while back, Emily of Nap-Time Creations made this adorable Snack Bag and shared how she did it with us.  I thought this would be a great time to revisit the tutorial with a busy summer of outings ahead of us.

Supplies:

*Small size snack pack: cut 1 of laminate and 1 of regular fabric 12 1/2 x 4 1/2

**Large size reusable snack pack: cut 1 of laminate and 1 of regular fabric 5 1/2 x 16

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Instructions:

  1.  Place the fabric right sides together and sew along the two long sides and one of the short sides. Leave one end open to turn ...

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Bandana Bib with KAM Snaps and a PDF Pattern June 07 2016

One of our most popular tutorials, Bandana Bibs are a great gift for those little droolers and mess makers in your life or as an outfit accessory. So cute!  I, also, used our Heart Shaped KAM Snaps for added pizazz, check it out!

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Supplies:

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Instructions:

1.  Download the Bandana Bib PDF Pattern.  Print out the pattern making sure the 1″ square in the corner measures 1″ square when printed that will indicate the pattern is the right size.

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2.  Cut out the pattern.

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3.  Place your pattern, with long straight side on fabric folded in half, and pin in place.

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4.  Cut the 2 pieces of Fabric you will use.

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5.  Place Fabrics right sides together.

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6.  Pin together.

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7.  Sew pieces together with a 1/4" seam allowance, back stitching at the start  and finish of sewing, make sure to leave a 3-4" gap so that you can pull the piece right side out.

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8.  Pull piece right side out and make sure to push all the round and square corners out until they lay flat.

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9.  Fold in the opening's seams and pin in place.

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10.  Stitch a finish stitch 1/8" to 1/4" all the way around the bib, making sure to ease your way around the left and right tabs.  I do a couple stitches, stop, then lift the foot, turn the fabric slightly, put the foot down, and do a couple more stitches and repeat.  Make sure the back stitch at the beginning and end of your sewing.

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11.  Use the template to mark the KAM Snap placement, you many want to check the measurement of your child's neck and adjust the pattern or snap placement accordingly.  This bib worked for a toddler but with an extra set of snaps can work for more sizes.

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12.  I decided as I was getting ready to install the KAM Snaps to go with our new Heart Shaped snaps.  Install the Heart Shaped KAM Snap Cap and Stud in the left and a Cap and Socket on the right tab.

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13.  Interested in Heart Shaped KAM Snaps, check out our great 25 colors, in smaller package quantities for more great variety!

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14.  Totally cute, don't you think! ;) Happy Snapping!!!


Heart and Star Starter Kit with KAM Pliers Giveaway!!! June 02 2016

GIVEAWAY!!! Who wants to win a KAM Snaps Heart and Star Starter Pack Kit with Pliers (Approximately 1000 Sets)!?!  (A $90.00 value) 

You will receive a set of KAM Plastic Snap Pliers and Awl, 600 Heart Snaps in all our colors (Approximately 25 sets of each color), and 400 Star Snaps in our rainbow of colors (Approximately 25 sets of each color).

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Gunmetal Key Fob Hardware: NEW Exclusive Finish from I Like Big Buttons! June 01 2016

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Key Fob Hardware is simple to use and produces amazing results.  Just add your fabric, ribbon, or webbing for an instant, elegant wristlet.

(Optional) Add Key Fob Hardware Crimping Tool (required to apply key fob hardware):

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Smart Phone Case and Wristlet with KAM Snaps and Key Fob Hardware May 31 2016

Today's inspiration came to me as I was packing the kids up for a walk down the road to the neighbors to check out their yard sale and visit.  I thought I wish I had a case for my iPhone and a place to put a couple "just in case" dollars but instead I held my phone and tucked the money into my bra :P and headed out with all the kiddos in tow.  When I got home, I whipped this up.  I am prepared for next time :).

Supplies:

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Instructions:

1.  Download the Smart Phone Case PDF Pattern.  Print out the pattern making sure the 1″ square in the corner measures 1″ square when printed that will indicate the pattern is the right size.

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2.  Cut out each Pattern piece as many times as instructed.

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3.  You will end up with:

2 pieces of Fabric/1 Interfacing (back)

2 pieces of Fabric/1 Interfacing (front)

2 piece of Fabric/1 Interfacing (pocket)

2 pieces of Fabric/1 Interfacing (lid)

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4.  Iron the Interfacing onto a piece of Fabric for matching side making sure to iron it to the wrong side of the Fabric.

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5.  Place right sides of Fabric for Pocket together and sew 1/4" seam along the top of the piece.

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6.  Iron Fabric for the Pocket open and then over wrong sides together forming the Pocket face.

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7.  Take 1 of the 10" pieces of Ribbon and 1" Cotton Webbing and sew them together.  I stitched a straight line as close to the edge as possible on the Ribbon.

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8.  Take the 2 pieces of Fabric for the Lid/Lip of the case, put them right side together, and sew them with a 1/4" allowance.

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9.  Turn the Lid right side out and iron flat.

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10.  Then take the Fabric (right side up), I am using more of those recycled holey jeans :), that will be the Back and place the Cotton Webbing/Ribbon strip (right side up) centered across it with just a bit of it hanging off the top edge.

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11.  Place the internal Back Fabric wrong side up.

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12.  Pin them together.

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13.  Stitch a 1/4" seam along the piece, back stitching to reinforce Cotton Webbing/Ribbon strip.  Cut away some of the excess Cotton Webbing/Ribbon if needed.

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14.  Iron back the Fabric and fold over, wrong sides together.  Now stitch a 1/4" seam allowance across the top of the Back piece.

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15.  Now slide the Split Ring from the Key Fob Hardware on the Cotton Webbing/Ribbon Strip.

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16.  Now leave about 1" to 1 1/2" overlapped Cotton Webbing above the Back of the Case and pin the Cotton Webbing/Ribbon centered down the back of the Fabric.

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17.  Now stitch it in place down the back, with the internal Back out of the way, not as pictured, and I also stitched along the Cotton Webbing/Ribbon to gather the loop.

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18.  It will look like this.

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19.  Center the Lid along the back, pin and sew with a 1/4" seam allowance.  This maybe should have been done a couple steps sooner so that I didn't have 2 stitch lines across the Back but I was when I got to it.

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20.  Place the finished Front down right side up, I added a 1/4" top stitch to the top of each piece (Front, Pocket and Back).

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21.  Add the Pocket right side up.

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22.  Place the Back wrong side up and pin it all together.

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23.  Sew a 1/4" seam allowance all the way around making sure to back stitch at the beginning and end.

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24.  Turn the whole thing right side out and push the corners out to get them as square as possible.

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25.  Install the KAM Snap Cap and Socket in the Pocket.

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26.  Install the KAM Snap Cap and Stud in the Lid.

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27.  What it looks like with KAM Snaps installed.

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28.  This pattern will work with iPhone 4 or iPhone 5, you may need to adjust the pattern somewhat if you have a different model.

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29.  Snapped closed.

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30.  Add a Wristlet to complete your project.  Check out our Key Fob Hardware Wristlet Tutorials to see how to make our Cotton Webbing and Ribbon Wristlets.


Making a “No Sew” Leash for a Toddler Cup with KAM Snaps May 26 2016

A while back, I tackled making a Leash for a toddler cup.  My toddlers love to chuck food, cups, dishes, toys, you name it they will throw it from their highchair.  KAM Snaps to the rescue!

With a couple minutes and a few supplies, you can make this handy Leash and eliminate a least one thing from flying through the air.

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Supplies:

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Instructions:

1.  Measure off a piece of Grosgrain ribbon that is long enough to wrap around both the arms of the high chair, around the cup and enough length for your child to lift the cup to their mouth comfortably.  I went with 5' but 4 1/2' would have been enough.

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2.  The ribbon I was using was made of polyester so I used a lighter to seal the ends of the ribbon so it doesn't fray.  (If you are unsure, you may want to practice on a scrap piece if this is your first time or you are unsure of the what the material is made of.)

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3.  To make the ends more secure and long lasting, I folded the ribbon over about 1/2" to help reinforce the ends and pushed the cap through.

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4.  Install the KAM Snap at each end.

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5.  Measure or wrap the ribbon around the arms of the highchair and install a snap where the ribbon intersects.  On my highchair it was 8" but each brand will vary.  Install a KAM Snap on each end about 8" (or your measurement) in from the end.

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6.  Install the ribbon on your highchair, put a Toddler Cup in the ribbon and pull until you have two equal lengths.  Now pinch the ribbon loosely together around the cup, loose enough to allow for different cup sizes but tight enough to hold the cup well.  Install a set of snaps at the point where the ribbon met.

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7.  Installed it should look like this.

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8.  Tada!  Enjoy your throw-free cup zone!  My toddler was suspicion of it at first but after grunting at it for while :) she happily settled into drinking from her cup and eating her snack.


Turning a Milk Jug into a Storage Container with KAM Snaps May 24 2016

Today I am recycling one of the most common items in our house.  With so many kids, we are constantly going through milk and I have collected quite the stack of Milk Jugs.  What to do with them all!?!

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Supplies:

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Instructions

1.  Take a clean, rinsed, dried Milk Jug and remove all the labels and date stamps.

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2.  Trace the outline of the shape you want to cut.  You will have one tall, full length flap and 3 half size flaps.  Stay about an 1 to 1 1/2 above the bottom of the container.

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3.  Cut the Milk Jug on the lines.  The Milk Jug will fold inward about were the dashes are, the dashes are just a visual, no extra cutting is needed.

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4.  Fold the front flap in, then the 2 side flaps and finally the tall flap over and down.  Use your Awl to decide on the position of the snap and poke it through both the flap and the body of the jug.

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5.  Attach the inside KAM Snap to the body of the Milk Jug, Stud facing out.  This may require a KAM tabletop Press, if you only have pliers, you may need to adjust the length of the front flap.

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6.  Now attach the KAM Snap to the tall flap, Socket inward, Cap on top.

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7.  Snap and Go!!!  You can use this container to store sandwiches, snacks, toys or as I plan, crayons for each kid.  I making a different one for each kid with their "color" of KAM Snaps.

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Cover Button Metal Pacifier Clips with Cover Buttons, Round Faced Metal Suspender Clips and KAM Snaps May 17 2016

How to make a Cover Button Metal Pacifier Clips with Cover Buttons, Round Faced Metal Suspender Clips and KAM Snaps

Today I am making Cover Button Pacifier Clips using Round Faced Metal Pacifier Clips (Metal Suspender Clips), Size 36 Cover Buttons, and KAM Snaps, of course ;).  I have had a lot of questions in the last year about how to make these clips so I decided to take it on.  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.

That being said I did rough test these and was unable to break them apart after they had proper time to dry and cure.  I didn't take a hammer to them :) but I did my best to undo my hard work and was not able to.

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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Recycling Jeans into a Pacifier Clip using KAM Snaps and a Pacifier Clip May 12 2016

Recycling Jeans into a Pacifier Clip using KAM Snaps and a Pacifier Clip

Every time I do a load of jeans in the laundry, I inevitable find ANOTHER pair of jeans with the knees split from seam to seam and, really, how many jean shorts can a boy use :P.  They even wear though patches and re-enforced knees.  I have active boys :).  I have been trying to find creative ways to recycle holey jeans.  Today I am recycling a pair of holey jeans into a Pacifier Clip.

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Supplies for a Recycled Jean Pacifier Clip:

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Instructions:

1.  Using an old, holey pair of Jeans cut two 1 1/2" x 14" strips of material.

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2.  Pin the material, wrong sides together, right sides facing out.

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3.  Stitch around the strip of fabric about a 1/4 to 3/8" in all the way round making sure to back stitch at the start and end.

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4.  Pull on the edges to fray the jean material up to the stitch you made.  I used a crafty child :) with a cutting board and a fork.  It will also fray over time but I was going for a this look.

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5.  Put the Pacifier Clip on the Fabric strip about 1″ in.

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6.  Fold back 1″ of the strip back onto itself.

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7.  Straight stitch across the Fabric strip just behind the Pacifier Clip and again a 1/2″ later, I did a Zig-Zag Stitch for fun,  just before the end of the doubled over Fabric strip.  Make sure to set the stitch both times.

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8.  Make sure that the internal snap in a comfortable distance to accommodate the width of the handle, I spaced my KAM Snaps about 2″ apart using the Pacifier I have with the biggest handle.

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9.  Now on the side where the Pacifier will be attached, I installed a Cap and Socket about 1/2″ from the edge.  I used Size 20 snaps for this tutorial but either Size 20 or Size 16 will work great.

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10.  Now snap the Pacifier in place, attach to your child’s outfit and go.

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11.  Tada!  Okay, I think this may be my favorite so far.  How cute!  Happy Snapping!!!


How to make a "No Sew" Pacifier Clip with KAM Snaps and an Enamel Clip May 10 2016

Making a "No Sew" Pacifier Clip with KAM Snaps and Enamel Clip

Today, I am making a "No Sew" Pacifier Clip.  All the usefulness, no sewing necessary!

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Supplies for a "No Sew" Pacifier Clip:

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Instructions:

1.  Choose a 7/8" or 3/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, cut a 14" to 16" length of ribbon.  I did 7/8" Grosgrain Ribbon and I cut it 16" long so when it was completed it was approximately 12" long.

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2.  The ribbon I was using was made of polyester so I used a lighter to seal the ends of the ribbon so it doesn't fray.  (If you are unsure, you may want to practice on a scrap piece if this is your first time or you are unsure of the what the material is made of.)

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3.  Then I used a bit of Fabric Tac and folded over an 1" of the ribbon back on itself to reinforce the ribbon and pressed it firmly and let it dry.  Repeat on the opposite end.

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4.  Once dry, I installed a Cap and Socket in each end of the ribbon about 1/2" from the edge.  I used Size 20 snaps for this tutorial but either Size 20 or Size 16 will work great.

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5.  On the side that will hold the Enamel Clip I simply folded the ribbon over at the 1" mark and installed a Cap and Stud where it would meet.  I, then, feed the Enamel Clip onto the ribbon and snapped it into place.  It may have been easier to thread on the pacifier clip before installing any Snap parts but I was able to feed it through without much trouble.

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6.  Now on the side where the Pacifier will be attached, adjust the internal snap in a comfortable distance to accommodate the width of the handle.  I went an additional 1/2" for the Pacifier, I used.

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7.  Now snap the Pacifier in place, attach to your child's shirt and go.

8.  Tada!  Happy Snapping!!!


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Key Fob Hardware Starter Pack and Pliers Giveway! April 18 2016

Today we are running a Giveaway for a Key Fob Hardware Starter Kit and Pliers!!!

You will receive 10 sets of 1” Key Fob Hardware in Silver and Antique Brass Finish, 10 sets of 1.25” Key Fob Hardware in Silver and Antique Brass Finish, and a set of Key Fob Hardware Pliers (for a total of 40 Key Fob Hardware Sets and pliers).

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Cover Button FAQs: How To Convert Wire Back To Flat Back Tip #2 April 13 2016

    • Assembling fabric covered buttons is easy and fun but did you know you can convert Wire Back Cover Buttons to Flat Back Cover Buttons in 1 simple step?

    • Watch how easy it is below:

    I Like Big Buttons! - How To Covert Wire Back To Flat Back

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


    Easter is a coming!!! To Celebrate We Are Giving Away A Professional KAM Plastic Snap Press With Size 20 Dies! March 24 2016

    Who wants to win a Professional Plastic Snap Press!?  We are sponsoring a Pretty Pink Professional Snap Press Giveaway!!!  What better way to celebrate Easter!!!  You will receive one of our custom Pink Press (as pictured) with a set of Size 20 Dies (will have all the parts to function, no additional expense will be required). Enter to Win below.

    If you can’t wait and want our Pretty Pink Press, take an additional 10% any of our snap related products with coupon code.  JOIN TO RETRIEVE CODE

    Giveaway good until Monday 04/04/2016

    ENTER TO WIN HERE (by Liking, Commenting, and Sharing our Facebook Post for this Giveaway):

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