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"No Sew" Valentine's Day Craft Ideas from ILikeBigButtons.com February 13 2019

 

I can't believe Valentine's Day snuck up on us so fast, let's look at some fun and easy "No Sew" Cover Button crafts we can make for those we love!

Don't forget our DIY Kits are on sale on our website through 2/15/19, no coupon necessary.

Valentine's Day Fabric Cover Button Barrettes

Wear these adorable Snap Barrettes to match or accent your favorite outfit for Valentine's Day or dress up your favorite t-shirt and jeans for an afternoon outing. Enjoy!

Supplies:

  • 1-2 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)
  • 2 Snap Barrettes
  • E6000 or comparable adhesive ... See More

Valentine's Day Fabric Cover Button Jumbo Paper Clip Bookmarks

Use these adorable Paper Clip Bookmarks to accent a Valentine for your special loved one or hold your place in your favorite book or cookbook  Enjoy!

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Valentine's Day Fabric Cover Button Badge Reels

Use these adorable Valentine's Day Badge Reels to hold your ID for work, school, or play.  Enjoy!

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Lace & Fabric Cover Button Earrings

Give these cute Lace & Fabric Cover Button Earrings as Valentine gift for your best friend or loved ones.  Enjoy!

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Fabric Cover Button Bracelet Tutorial

Give this charming Cover Button Bracelet as Valentine gift for your best friend or loved ones.  Enjoy!

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Cover Button Bobby Pins

Give these adorable Cover Button Bobby Pins as Valentine gifts for your best friend or loved ones.  Enjoy!

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)
  • 1 Bobby Pin
  • E6000 or comparable adhesive ... See More


NEW! DIY Starter Kits @ ILikeBigButtons.com February 11 2019

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

--> 10% off all our DIY Kits through Friday (2/15/2019) no coupon necessary. <--

Cover Buttons Starter Kits:

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

Key Fob Hardware Starter Kits:

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

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


How To Wrap Cover Buttons With Paper by ILikeBigButtons.com January 31 2019

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I recently had a customer, Annie, ask if Cover Buttons could be wrapped in paper. I knew of a few customers who had success doing so but had never attempted it myself. Here is a tutorial on how to make Paper Wrapped Cover Buttons and some tips that Annie and I discovered and used.

I love how they turned out. Being an avid reader, I think they are the perfect touch for that special bookworm in your life.

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How to Make Paper Wrapped Cover Buttons:

Cover Buttons are easy to assemble:

1. Cut your paper scrap. You will want a circle that is about twice the diameter of your button blank. We used book pages, children's books, and scrapbook paper and they all worked great. You may need to experiment and find what works best for you.

2. Cut a square of wax paper or piece of parchment paper slightly larger than your paper circle. You should be able to reuse it a number of times. I found that the parchment paper held up best.

3. Mist your paper circle on both sides and blot dry. This will help the paper to mold more smoothly to the rounded surface of the cover button front.

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4. Layer the wax/parchment paper, then your paper circle on the larger assembly tool mold piece (RIGHT SIDE DOWN). When you look into the underside of the tool you want to see the back of the fabric.

5. Place the button front (the domed piece) on top of the paper and press into the mold. This will require firm pressure. Leave the paper edges hanging out.

6. Press the paper edges down into the backside of the button front.

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7. Place the back cover button piece on top of your paper 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.

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

9. Press down firmly. 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.

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

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11. Remove the button from the larger assembly tool piece carefully using the wax/parchment paper to ease the button free.

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12. If desired, you can clear coat the completed button with Modge Podge or some equivalent sealer. It will extend the life of the Paper Wrapped Cover Button and give it a glossy finish.

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13. Tada! I am particularly in love with the Word Cover Buttons, it was fun picking the words I wanted centered and highlighted.

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


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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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.


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

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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

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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

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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/

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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/

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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 #5: How To Make Fabric Cover Button Earrings December 01 2017

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Gift idea #5:  Super easy with a lot of impact these cute Earrings using Fabric Cover Buttons and Earring Backs or Clip On Earring Backs.  I made these as gifts for some of my trendy cousins a few Christmas's ago and they loved them.  Easy to embellish, monogram or personalize and add extra pizzazz to your loved ones attire!

Supplies:

  • 2 Completed Flat Back Fabric Cover Button (Choose your size, Size 20 through Size 60 all work great, size depends on the statement you want to make)
  • 1 set of Earring Post & Backs
  • E6000 or comparable adhesive

Steps:

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

Pin for Later:

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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

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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...


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.


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


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.


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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I Like Big Buttons! - How To Make A Magnetic Pin Cushion/Needle Holder June 06 2017

Today, I made an handy sewing accessory: Fabric Cover Button Pin Cushion/Needle Holder. I love the splash of color they add to my 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

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. Glue the magnet inside the back of the Cover Button with Hot Glue or E6000.

4.  Place the button front (the domed piece) on top of the fabric. Leave the fabric edges hanging out.

5.  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.

6.  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.

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. *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.

9.  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 you have an attractive Pin Cushion/Needle Holder for your sewing room.

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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I Like Big Buttons! - Fabric Cover Buttons - Easy To Make, Great Impact! May 22 2017

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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 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.

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