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I Like Big Buttons! Key Fob Hardware Starter Pack and Pliers Giveaway! December 08 2016

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

You will receive:

Key Fob Hardware are functional and attractive. They can be made into Tags, Wristlets, Wristlet Purses, Wristlet Smart Phone Case or whatever your imagination can think of. Using our Key Fob Hardware that are as little as .27 cents a piece, you can create one of a kind, personalized creations to gift or sell for $5 to $6 dollars at a craft shows and bazaars.  Giveaway is open until Monday, December 12, 2016.

Enter to Win here:

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Giveaway Rules:

1. LIKE & SHARE this Giveaway, then COMMENT and share with us your favorite Christmas treat. - Mine is a toss up between Russian Tea Cakes and English Toffee :)
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 the requirements above.

If you don’t want to wait, you can get 10% off our Key Fob Hardware Supplies on our website with Coupon Code: KEYFOBLOVE

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How to make Fabric Key Fob Hardware Wristlets by I Like Big Buttons! October 28 2016

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Today, I am making a Fabric Key Fob Hardware Wristlets.  While we wait for our Key Fob Starter Kit Giveaway to end (Monday, 10/31/16), I decided to make a few adorable Key Fob Wristlets to show just how easy and fun they are to make.

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Instructions:

1.  Cut a 10" x 5" section of Fabric of your choosing and 10" x 2.5" Fusible Fleece.

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2.  Iron Fusible Fleece to the center of the fabric.  Fold and iron the Fabric in half with the wrong sides together.

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3.  Unfold and iron the Fabric in half again long sides to the center.

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4.  It will look like this when you get done.

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5.  Use your Sewing Clips to pin the Wristlet flat.

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6.  Stitch along the edge of your Fabric strip, I stitched 1/4" in.  Remove the Sewing Clips as you go.  Work slowly, keeping close to the edge and as straight of a line as possible.

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7.  Repeat 1/4" stitching along the opposing edge.

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8.  Fold the Fabric Wristlet Strip in half, right sides facing out and match up the ends.

9. Stitch the ends together with a zig zag stitch.  I went back and forth a few times to insure it held.

10.  Trim any loose threads.  Use Fray Check to seal the end of the exposed Fabric edge.

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11.  Tuck the sewn seam ends into the Key Fob Hardware, making sure that the Fabric Wristlet is centered.

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12.  Using Key Fob Hardware Pliers squeeze the Key Fob Hardware closed with gentle pressure.  Sometimes, I go back and forth from left to right added a little bit of pressure to each side until it eases together.  Our Key Fob Hardware Pliers make this easy to do.

13.  Note the adjustable screw set to the distance I want the pliers to go to.

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14.  Add the Split Ring and Yay!!!

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15.  I love them and now I have a few new sets to share!!!


I Like Big Buttons! Key Fob Hardware Starter Pack and Pliers Giveaway! October 27 2016

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

You will receive:

Key Fob Hardware are functional and attractive. They can be made into Tags, Wristlets, Wristlet Purses, Wristlet Smart Phone Case or whatever your imagination can think of. Using our Key Fob Hardware that are as little as .27 cents a piece, you can create one of a kind, personalized creations to gift or sell for $5 to $6 dollars at a craft shows and bazaars.  Giveaway is open until Monday, October 31, 2016.

Enter to Win here:

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If you don’t want to wait, you can get 10% off our Key Fob Hardware Supplies on our website with Coupon Code: KEYFOBLOVE

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Projects and Uses:

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Happy Fourth of July Weekend!!! Celebration Sale at ILikeBigButtons.com July 01 2016

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 Monday 7/4/16 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 weekend!!!

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

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

Who needs some more Gunmetal craft items? Well, I do. Brand New! Gunmetal Key Fob Hardware with Split Rings are now available here in 1" and 1.25".

Check them out! I hope you love them as much as I do!  Use Coupon Code for 10% your next Key Fob Hardware purchase (Good til 6/8): KEYFOB

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):

  • Key Fob Hardware Setting/Crimping Pliers
  • Adjustable Screw (to adjust pressure applied to hardware)
  • Set of Rubber Tips (helps prevent scratching and denting of hardware)

You can do it! See how easy it is with one of our step by step tutorials:

We also carry the classic Silver and Antique Brass Key Fob Hardware too.  Shop here.

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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.


Happy Mother's Day!!! May 08 2016

We hope this finds you having the HANDS DOWN best Mother's Day EVER!!!

With Love,
I Like Big Buttons And All My Little Buttons!

To celebrate Mother's Day, today and tomorrow only, please use coupon code MOMMYLOVE for $10 off of $50 on our website.

Happy Mother's Day to all!!!

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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).

Key Fob Hardware are functional and attractive. They can be made into Tags, Wristlets, Wristlet Purses, Wristlet Smart Phone Case or whatever your imagination can think of. Using our Key Fob Hardware that are as little as .27 cents a piece, you can create one of a kind, personalized creations to gift or sell for $5 to $6 dollars at a craft shows and bazaars.  Giveaway is open until Monday, September 7th.

Enter to Win here:

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If you don’t want to wait, you can get 10% off our Key Fob Hardware Supplies on our website with Coupon Code: KEYFOB

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An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #5: How to Make Key Fob Hardware Wristlets December 09 2015

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Gift idea #5:  Key Fob Hardware Wristlets are a great useful and personal gift to give.  Key Fob Hardware is simple to use and produces amazing results.  Just add your fabric, ribbon, webbing, or embroidery for an instant, elegant wristlet.  Check it out!

Four fun and simple tutorials:

  1. Fabric and Cotton Webbing Wristlet
  2. Ribbon and Cotton Webbing Wristlet
  3. Making a Smart Phone Case with Wristlet using Key Fob Hardware, KAM Snaps and PDF Pattern
  4. Making a Embroidered Key Fob Hardware Wristlet

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Key Fob Hardware Starter Pack and Pliers Giveway! August 26 2015

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).

Key Fob Hardware are functional and attractive. They can be made into Tags, Wristlets, Wristlet Purses, Wristlet Smart Phone Case or whatever your imagination can think of. Using our Key Fob Hardware that are as little as .27 cents a piece, you can create one of a kind, personalized creations to gift or sell for $5 to $6 dollars at a craft shows and bazaars.  Giveaway is open until Monday, September 7th.

Enter to Win here: a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you don’t want to wait, you can get 10% off our Key Fob Hardware Supplies on our website with Coupon Code: KEYFOB

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I Like Big Buttons Storewide Black Friday Sale!!! November 25 2014

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 Cyber Monday 12/01/14 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 :)

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Pacifier Supplies:

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Cover Buttons:

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Barrettes:

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Bobby Pins:

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Paper Clips:

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Earring Supplies:

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How to make Embroidered Ribbon Key Fob Hardware Wristlets October 01 2014

How to make Embroidered Ribbon Key Fob Hardware Wristlets

Today, I am making embroidered ribbon Key Fob Hardware Wristlets.  Just a couple weeks ago, my mom, sister and I had a girl's weekend at my home.  In between long rounds of talking and catching up (we talk every week by phone ;), eating good food, chasing kids, and being put to work.  They graciously volunteered to help me do some of the tedious day to day work for my business.  We snuck in some time to make a few Key Fob Hardware Wristlets for them.  Here are some examples of how they turned out.

Supplies:

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Instructions:

1.  Cut a 10" section of the Cotton Webbing and Ribbon of your choosing.

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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.)

  • If you would like (I didn't do it this time but have in the past): Cut a 10" section of Heat N Bond, keeping it thinner than your ribbon.

  • Iron the Heat N Bond to your Cotton Webbing, making sure to center it. This is not a necessary step but it makes it easier to sew the Ribbon on especially with embroidered ribbon.

  • Iron the Ribbon to the Cotton Webbing.

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3.  Using my Standard Sewing Machine with Embroidery options, I picked the word I wanted on my ribbon and sewed it on my ribbon.  I folded my ribbon in half and estimated about where the letters would end up and came up with about 2 1/2" to 3" down to get the font centered on the Wristlet once finished.

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4.  Use Fray Check to seal the end of the Cotton Webbing.

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5.  I laid out my Ribbon and Rick Rack how I wanted it to look using my Wonder Clips.  Love them!

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6.  Sew up one side of the Ribbon and down the other. The Ribbon should now be securely attached to the Cotton Webbing.

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7.  Fold the Cotton Webbing in half, right sides facing out and match up the ends.

8.  Stitch the ends together with a 1/4" seam allowance.

9.  Trim any loose threads.

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10.  Tuck the sewn seam ends into the Key Fob Hardware, making sure that the Cotton Webbing is centered.

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11.  Using Key Fob Hardware Pliers squeeze the Key Fob Hardware closed with gentle pressure.

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12.  Note the adjustable screw set to the distance I want the pliers to go to.

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13.  Add the Split Ring and Yay!!!

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14.  I love them and now I have a set for myself too!


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