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Fabric Cover Button Jumbo Paper Clips @ ILikeBigButtons.com July 13 2021

😍 I'm in ❤️ with Jumbo Paper Clips and Cover Buttons. 😍

Quick & easy craft with stunning results!


Upcycled Messenger Bag/Purse Tutorial @ ILikeBigButtons.com July 08 2021

We are a cat-loving family here at I Like Big Buttons! As such, we have a few fluffy friends scurrying around. A while back, my husband picked up a few bags of cat food that were made of a more durable material than the paper bags ones and had cute kitty images on them. I couldn't resist turning them into some cute messenger bags for a couple of my little cat lovers. 🙂 🐈

How to make an Upcycled/Recycled Messenger Bag/Purse with KAM Snaps and Pet Food Bag

Supplies:

  • Pet Food Bag of your choice (Look for the ones made of woven plastic)
  • Marine Vinyl or a material of your choice
  • 2 KAM Snap Sets (Depending on the thickness of the material you may want Long Prong)
  • KAM Snap Pliers and Awl
  • 1″ Cotton Webbing
  • Scissors/Rotary Blade
  • Standard Sewing Machine

1.  Cut the bag along the seams. I plan on making 2 bags with it. For this project, I am focusing on making each bag with a kitty image front and center. Use a damp cloth to wipe the leftover cat food crumbs from the interior of the bags and let air dry. This doesn't take more than a few minutes.

2.  Decide on your shape. I like to craft off the cuff. This lid of a storage container was just the right size and shape to showcase the kitty image. Trace around it with a marker.

3.  I picked the height based on the image. I left a 1" above each kitty image. *If I did it again, I might do 2" or 3" instead. As you will see later, the flap of the bag covers some of the image. If I had dropped it another inch I think it would have looked slightly better when snapped closed.

4.  Cut 2 pieces of Marine Vinyl or material of your choice the same size at the kitty images. I had some vinyl left over from a summer chair reupholstering product. I love it because the color goes nicely with the kitty image and it is durable.

5.  Cut two flaps for the messenger bags. I cut them the same width as the bags and longer than I thought I would need so I could adjust on the fly.

6. Using a 1/2" seam sew the kitty image to the front piece of Marine Vinyl, right sides together. I chose to put the Marine Vinyl front to the front so that the interior of the bag was uniform, but you could turn the right side of the Marine Vinyl inward so that it was to the inside of the bag. Sewer's choice. :)

7.  Fold the sewed seam flat and smooth. Then, fold it until the kitty image is right side out. Smooth the sewed seam and Marine Vinyl.

8.  Sew 1/4" seam along the top of the finished edge.

9.  Fold the top edge of the back piece of the bag over a 1/2". Sew 1/4" seam along the edge, creating a finished edge.

10.  For the top flap, I created a simple square with three finished edges. Marine Vinyl is durable and the raw edges hold up nicely. If using another material, you will have to give consideration to the material you are using and adjust accordingly. The messenger bag/purse will be about 8" wide when finished so I made the flaps slightly smaller at 7.75".  *If I did it again, I might have shaved off a little bit more to give the shoulder strap more room to fill.

11.  I, then, cut the height of the flap down to 3" because I wanted to see as much of the kitty image as I could after the KAM plastic snap was installed.

12.  Align and use a zigzag stitch to attach the flap to the back piece of the purse. Make sure to center it.

13.  Put right sides together and sew the 2 sides and bottom of the purse with a 3/8" to 1/2" seam. Make sure to use a Stay Stitch the beginning and end of your sewing so that the stitches stay put.

14.  Turn the bags right side out and square the corners as much as possible. I used the backside of a Sharpie marker to help square the corners. Remember I slightly rounded them so they won't be perfectly square. Smooth bags flat.

15.  Measure the center of the flap and use a KAM awl to poke a hole for the KAM plastic snap that you will adding. I am only going through 1 layer of Marine Vinyl so a Standard Prong snap will work. If you are using thicker material or multiple layers, I would recommend our Long Prong KAM plastic snaps.

16.  Install KAM plastic snap (Cap and Socket).

17.  Repeat in front of the bag, where KAM plastic snap lines up. I poked the hole through both layers at once so that I had a point of reference. Then I widened the hole after double-checking the placement of the internal hole. Install KAM plastic snap (Cap and Stud).

18.  I think they turned out super cute! Now to add shoulder straps.

19.  For the sake of time and my sanity, I simply attached the shoulder straps with a half of a KAM snap set (Cap and Socket). I used the snap like a rivet. I also used Long Prong KAM plastic snaps for this piece because I was working with the thickness of the Marine Vinyl and Cotton Webbing. *I doubled the edge of the Cotton Webbing over on itself and sewed a straight line back and forth across it a half dozen times so it doesn't unravel.  With Polyester Webbing, you could melt the edge to secure it.

20.  Tada!!! I think they turned out great, it took less than 2 hours to make both of them, and my little cat lovers are ecstatic. They have a new place to store their treasures.

😻 😻 😻


Button Enclosure Conversion to Sweatpants Pocket with KAM Plastic Snaps @ ILikeBigButtons.com July 02 2021

I love my slouchy sweatpants for getting work done around the house, but their comfortable pockets are useless when for holding onto my phone when I am active. KAM plastic snaps to the rescue! I turned my useless slouchy pocket into a secure button enclosed, phone holding pocket in just a few seconds with KAM plastic snaps.

Supplies:

I used some fun colored snaps from the KAM plastic snaps Grab Bag making bucket. 

Easy peasy, I wore my phone around all day while I cleaned and worked. It was secure the whole time and with a quick unsnapping on hand when I needed it. KAM plastic snaps are the BEST! 

Tada! I can now get my list of projects done without fearing my phone will take a tumble from my pocket while I am moving.

To see other great KAM Plastic Snap ideas, visit our DIY Project section here.


Water Bottle Charm Markers @ ILikeBigButtons.com June 15 2021

 

Congratulations, Class of 2021!!! We had a graduate this year. We are still trying to wrap our mind around it, given that we just brought her home from the hospital not so long ago, but now we are celebrating her like she is a Rockstar! 

We were able to throw her a celebration with our family and closest friends. To make the "Whose Water Bottle is Whose?" game more manageable, we raided our Pacifier Supplies inventory and used O-Ring Pacifier Adapters in all 14 colors to mark the water bottles, so they were unique.

It is as simple as placing an O-Ring over the bottle cap. The O-Rings nestle snuggly just under the rim and can be slipped back off and washed for reuse.

To see this tutorial and other I Like Big Buttons! Crafty Ideas visit our Craft Inspiration Boards here.

 


Hands-free Water Bottle Holder @ ILikeBigButtons.com June 11 2021

 

My oldest is headed off on a class trip to Silverwood Theme Park. Rollercoaster rides, caramel apples, sunshine, and lots of laughter. A hands-free Water Bottle, so she can keep moving and not worry about keeping hydrated, is a must.

I made a couple of quick water bottle holders from ILikeBigButtons.com craft supplies.

Here is what you will need:


Making Lace & Fabric Cover Button Earrings @ ILikeBigButtons.com June 09 2021

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 Templates.

2.  Put your lace piece in the larger assembly tool piece (RIGHT SIDE DOWN).   Then, 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!  First step complete.

11.  Lightly scuff the back of the Cover Button so the glue will adhere better (not essential but recommended).

12.  Clean both surfaces of dust.  I used rubbing alcohol and a cotton swab.

13.  Apply E6000 to back of Cover Button or Earring Post.

14.  Press Earring Post into place and remove any extra Adhesive.  On smaller sized Cover Buttons center the post, as they increase in size adjust post towards top.

15.  Let dry, add Earring Backing/Nut, and enjoy.

16.  Tada!  Lace and Fabric Cover Button Earrings are great a gifts or as products for your shop.


How To Make A Needle Minder/Magnetic Pin Cushion @ ILikeBigButtons.com May 19 2021

I have been working on a lot of crafty projects recently and I needed a few new handy sewing accessories: Fabric Cover Button Needle Minder/Pin Cushion. 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.


Crafty Friday - Key Fob Wristlet and Key Chain @ ILikeBigButtons.com May 14 2021

 

😍 Made a WSU Key Fob Wristlet and Key Chain for a friend's daughter today using ILikeBigButtons.com supplies. I love how they turned out! 😍


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For more Crafty Inspiration, visit our Key Fob Hardware Inspiration Boards.


Making a Key Fob Lip Balm Holder @ ILikeBigButtons.com May 12 2021

 

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Cut a 15.5" x 2.25" piece of Cotton Fabric and Fusible Interfacing. These measurements will work for a standard Lip Balm Tube and a standard Blistex Tube. You may need to adjust measures for your favorite lip product.
  2. Iron the Fusible Interfacing to the wrong side of your fabric.
  3. Fold right sides together width-wise and sew both long sides with a 1/4" seam. Do not sew short sides.
  4. Turn the tube right side out through the open side, iron flat, and sew the open short side closed with a zig-zag stitch.
  5. Fold zig-zag side back on itself 1 1/4". Sew straight stitch 1/2" from the top, and again at 5/8" from the top. This is what it will look like from the back.
  6. Here is how the front turned out. This will be the front of the pocket on the Lip Balm Holder.
  7. Fold the tab that will be the front of the pocket at 2 3/4". Make sure the zig-zag stitch is hidden. Use Sewing Clips to hold the front pocket in place while sewing. Stitch at 1/4" seam around the whole holder. And again at 1/8". Start and finish at the top edge so that your start and finish stitches will be hidden.
  8. Center the 1.25" Key Fob Hardware on the top edge of the Lip Balm Holder.
  9. 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. Make sure the teeth in the Key Fob Hardware are sunk securely into the fabric.
  10. Tada! These little Lip Balm Holders were easy to make and are great as a quick thoughtful gift for a loved one who hates chapped lips. 
  11. Hang them on your keychain, the outside of your purse, or anywhere you need for quick access.

📎📎📎 Jumbo Paper Clips Sale 📎📎📎 @ ILikeBigButtons.com April 01 2021

 

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

No Coupon Necessary

Time to Stock Up!

 

1 Coupon Per Order. Good Through April 30, 2021.


Monday Humor @ ILikeBigButtons.com March 29 2021

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Our Seaspray (G85) KAM Plastic Snap is one of our most popular light teals. It works great for both girls and boys alike and is a great all-around color. 😍 If you are not into Seaspray, we carry 22 other shades of blue and 130+ unique colors of snaps.


KAM Plastic Snap Removal Pliers @ ILikeBigButtons.com March 24 2021



 

KAM Plastic Snap Removal Pliers may be my favorite tool. They make removing a broken or miss-set snap a breeze. (See video below for demonstration.)

Only $19.95 (Originally $29.95)

No Coupon Necessary (Good thru 3/31/21)

These pliers are the most effective and simplest way to remove a snap. They are gentle on the fabric. Only the hole from the removed prong remains. They also in many cases leave the socket or stud intact and reusable.

KAM Plastic Snap Removal Pliers:

  • KAM Plastic Snap Removal Pliers
  • Size 20 Socket Removal Die (works fine with Size 14, 16, and 19)
  • Size 20 Stud Removal Die (works fine with Size 14, 16, and 19)
  • Additional Rubber Head
  • Screwdriver (for changing removal dies)

If you need to remove a plastic snap, this is by far the easiest means for removing it.  If you would prefer to remove a snap with tools you may already have, we do have videos on how to do that here.


Monday Humor @ ILikeBigButtons.com March 15 2021

 

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Our Kelly Green (B51) KAM Plastic Snap reminds me of beautiful green grass and St. Patrick's Day.

If you are not into Kelly Green, we carry 16 other shades of green and 130+ unique colors of snaps.


Making a Fabric Cover Button Metal Pacifier Clip @ ILikeBigButtons.com February 26 2021

 

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Using our Pacifier Clip and Supply Tutorials make either Ribbon or Fabric Pacifier Clips.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  5. Add a dab of E6000 Adhesive to the middle of the cover button cap before installing the Flat Back.
  6. Place the back cover button piece on top of your fabric and button front.
  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.
  9. When you take the small assembly tool piece off, the fabric edges will be secured underneath the button back.
  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.
  11. Here are the Cover Buttons I made in just a few minutes.  Seriously easy, fun and so cute!
  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 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.
  13. Now place the Cover Button over the Round Faced Metal Pacifier Clips and straighten and center your button.
  14. Press firmly and let set to dry and cure 24-72 hours as recommended by the manufacturer (E6000).
  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.
  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.


Making A Fabric Cover Button Full-Size Clothespin @ ILikeBigButtons.com February 23 2021

 

How to Make Cover Button Bobby Full-Size Clothespins:

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

Instructions:

  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. *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.

 

How To Make A Fabric Cover Button Mini Clothespin

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


Making Fabric Cover Button Bobby Pins @ ILikeBigButtons.com February 19 2021

How to Make 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)
  • 1 Bobby Pin
  • E6000 or comparable adhesive

Steps:

  1. Follow these instructions to make Flat Back Fabric Covered Buttons.
  2. Apply E6000 to back of Cover Button.
  3. Press Bobby Pin into place and remove any extra Adhesive. On smaller sized Cover buttons center the glue pad, as they increase in size adjust accordingly.
  4. Let dry and enjoy.
  5. Tada!

You are done! Wear these adorable Bobby Pins to match or accent your favorite outfit or dress up your favorite t-shirt and jeans for an afternoon outing. Enjoy!


Making Fabric Cover Button Earrings @ ILikeBigButtons.com February 16 2021

How to Make Cover Button Earrings:

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.
  2. Apply E6000 to the back of the Cover Button.
  3. Press Earring Post into place and remove any extra Adhesive.  On smaller sized Cover buttons center the post, as they increase in size adjust the post towards the top.
  4. Let dry, add Earring Backing/Nut, and enjoy.
  5. Tada!

You are done! Wear these adorable Earrings to match or accent your favorite outfit or dress up your favorite t-shirt and jeans for an afternoon outing. Enjoy!


Valentine's Day Fabric Cover Button Barrettes @ ILikeBigButtons.com February 11 2021

How to Make Valentine's Day Cover Button Snap Barrettes:

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

Steps:

  1. Follow these instructions to make Flat Back Fabric Covered Buttons.
  2. Lightly scuff the back of the Cover Button so the glue will adhere better (not essential but recommended).
  3. Clean both surfaces of dust.
  4. Apply E6000 to back of Cover Button.
  5. Press Snap Barrette into place and remove any extra Adhesive. On smaller sized Cover buttons center on the glue pad, as they increase in size adjust glue pad accordingly.
  6. Let dry and enjoy.
  7. Tada!

You are done!  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!


Valentine's Cover Button Jumbo Paper Clip Bookmarks @ ILikeBigButtons.com February 10 2021

Valentine's Day Fabric Cover Button Jumbo Paper Clip Bookmarks:

Supplies:

Steps:

  1. Follow these instructions to make Flat Back Fabric Covered Buttons.
  2. Lightly scuff the top of the Paper Clip so the glue will adhere better (not essential but recommended).
  3. Lightly scuff the back of the Cover Button so the glue will adhere better (not essential but recommended).
  4. Clean both surfaces of dust.
  5. Apply E6000 to the back of the Cover Button.
  6. Press into place over the glue pad on the Paper clip at the desired height and remove any extra Adhesive.  The bigger the Cover Button the higher you will want to center the cover button.
  7. Cut a 6" piece of Ribbon and knot it on the side of the Paper Clip.  Slide it up against the Cover Button.  Straighten and cut ends at an angle at the desired length.
  8. Let dry and enjoy.
  9. Tada!

You are done! Use these adorable Paper Clips to accent a Valentine for your special loved one or hold your place in your favorite book or cookbook.  Enjoy!


Making Magnetic Pin Cushion/Needle Holder @ ILikeBigButtons.com February 08 2021

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.


Thursday Humor @ ILikeBigButtons.com February 04 2021

🥰  Love is in the Air!!! 🥰

Our Lemon Drop (G110) KAM Plastic Snap reminds me
of warm summer days when we visited our grandma and the hard candies (lemon drops and ribbon candy) that she kept in her cupboard just for us.
If you are not into Lemon Drop, we carry 9 other shades of yellow and 130+ unique colors of snaps.


If you are not into Lemon Drop, we carry 9 other shades of yellow and 130+ unique colors of snaps.

 


How to Make Fabric Cover Buttons @ ILikeBigButtons.com February 02 2021

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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.


Free Stay Dry Drooler Bib Pattern January 27 2021

Robin H. shared this free pattern/tutorial a while back. It is still a great one, especially for those drooly babies in your life.

"I got a starter set of Kam Snaps and Hand and Pliers to use for the bib closure. This not only solved my velcro nightmares, it also made the bibs more difficult for my little guy to pull off."

See other great KAM Plastic Snap Tutorial and Ideas on our website.

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"No Sew" Pacifier Clip with KAM Snaps and Enamel Clip by ILikeBigButtons.com November 03 2020

 

Supplies for a "No Sew" Pacifier Clip:

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.
  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 what the material is made of.)
  3. Then I used a bit of Fabric Tac and folded over 1" of the ribbon back on itself to reinforce the ribbon and pressed it firmly and let it dry.  Repeat on the opposite end.
  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.
  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.
  6. Now on the side where the Pacifier will be attached, adjust the internal snap at a comfortable distance to accommodate the width of the handle.  I went an additional 1/2" for the Pacifier, I used.
  7. Now snap the Pacifier in place, attach to your child's shirt and go.
  8. Tada!  Happy Snapping!!!

Fabric Key Fob Hardware Wristlets by ILikeBigButtons.com October 27 2020

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Cut a 10" x 5" section of Fabric of your choosing and 10" x 2.5" Fusible Fleece.
  2. Iron Fusible Fleece to the center of the fabric.  Fold and iron the Fabric in half with the wrong sides together.
  3. Unfold and iron the Fabric in half again long sides to the center.
  4. It will look like this when you get done.
  5. Use your Sewing Clips to pin the Wristlet flat.
  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.
  7. Repeat 1/4" stitching along the opposing edge.
  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 ensure it held.
  10. Trim any loose threads.  Use Fray Check to seal the end of the exposed Fabric edge.
  11. Tuck the sewn seam ends into the Key Fob Hardware, making sure that the Fabric Wristlet is centered.
  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.
  14. Add the Split Ring and Yay!!!
  15. I love them and now I have a few sets to share!!!

Fabric and Cotton Webbing Key Fob Tutorial October 14 2020

How to make a Fabric Key Fob Wristlet:

You will need:

  • Scissors
  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron

Supplies:

Instructions (adjust accordingly for 1" hardware):

  1. Cut a 10" section of Cotton Webbing and Fabric strip.  Create a 10"x1.25" strip of Fabric and a 10"x0.75" strip of Heat N Bond.
  2. Center and Iron Heat N Bond to back side of Fabric strip.
  3. Remove backing and on each side fold 1/4" seam over and iron.
  4. Turn finished Fabric strip right side up and iron to Cotton Webbing, making sure to center it.
  5. Stitch along the edge of your Fabric strip, securing the edge onto the webbing.  Work slowly, keeping close to the edge.  Sew the whole length and around the ends of the fabric strip for added stability.
  6. Fold the Cotton Webbing in half, right sides facing out and match up the ends. 
  7. Stitch the ends together with a 1/4" seam allowance. 
  8. Trim any loose threads.
  9. Tuck the sewn seam ends into the Key Fob Hardware, making sure that the Cotton Webbing is centered.
  10. Using Key Fob Hardware Pliers with silicone tips to protect the metal from getting scratched, squeeze the Key Fob Hardware closed a little at a time.  I like to go back and forth a couple times so that I don't over crimp one side.
  11. Add the Key Ring and Yay!!! You are done.  Good Job!!!

 


Ribbon and Cotton Webbing Key Fob Tutorial October 05 2020

Key Fob Hardware Ribbon and Cotton Webbing Wristlet Tutorial

How to make a Ribbon Key Fob Wristlet:

You will need:

  • Scissors
  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron

Supplies:

Instructions (adjust accordingly for 1" hardware):

  1. Cut a 10" section of the Cotton Webbing and Ribbon of your choosing.
  2. Cut a 10" section of Heat N Bond, keeping it thinner than your ribbon.
  3. 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.
  4. Iron the Ribbon to the Cotton Webbing.
  5. Sew up one side of the Ribbon and down the other. The Ribbon should now be securely attached to the Cotton Webbing.
  6. Trim the edges so they are even.
  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.
  10. Tuck the sewn seam ends into the Key Fob Hardware, making sure that the Cotton Webbing is centered.
  11. Using your Key Fob Hardware Pliers with silicone tips to protect the metal from getting scratched, squeeze the Key Fob Hardware closed a little at a time. I like to go back and forth a couple times so that I don't over crimp one side.
  12. Add the Key Ring and Yay!!! You are done. Good Job!!!

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

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

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

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

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Supplies:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Here is the first version I made:

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

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

Supplies:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. Tada! You have a finished face mask.

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


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

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

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

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

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

Here is the first version I made:

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

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

Supplies:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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9. Tada! You have a finished face mask.

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


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

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

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

Size 24 (5/8 inch / 15 mm)

Size Reference

 

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Size 24 Cover Buttons are great for smaller projects:

Lace & Fabric Cover Button Earrings

Fabric Cover Button Mini Clothespins

Fabric Cover Button Bobby Pins

Fabric Cover Buttons for your favorite outfit

Scrapbooking or Card Making

And Much, Much More

 

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


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

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

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

 

Size 20 (1/2 inch / 12 mm)

Size Reference

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Time to Stock up!

Good Through February 29, 2020.

 

Size 20 Cover Buttons are great for small projects:

Stud-sized Fabric Cover Button Earrings

Fabric Cover Button Bracelet

Fabric Cover Button Bobby Pins

Fabric Cover Buttons for your favorite outfit

Scrapbooking or Card Making

And Much, Much More

 

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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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.


DIY Starter Kits Sale @ ILikeBigButtons.com August 08 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 Sunday (8/11/2019) 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 make a Ribbon and Cotton Webbing Key Fob Hardware Wristlet by ILikeBigButtons.com March 18 2019

 
Instructions for 1.25" Key Fob Hardware (adjust accordingly if using 1" Hardware)
 

Supplies:

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

2.  Iron Heat N Bond (10" by thinner than ribbon) to 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.

 

3.  Iron the Ribbon to the Cotton Webbing.

 

4.  Now sew up one side of the Ribbon and down the other.  The Ribbon is attached securely to the Cotton Webbing now.  Trim the edges so that they are even.

5.  Fold the Cotton Webbing in half, right sides facing out and match up the ends.  Stitch the ends together with a 1/4" seam allowance.  Trim any loose threads.

 

6.  Tuck the sewn seam ends into the Key Fob Hardware, making sure that the Cotton Webbing is in there evenly and not hanging out one end or the other.

7.  Using your Pliers wrapped in duct tape or a scrap of fabric to protect the metal from getting scratched, squeeze the Key Fob Hardware closed a little at a time.  I like to go back and forth a couple of times so that I don't over crimp one side too much.

8.  Add the Key Ring and Yay!!! You are done.  Good Job!!!

To see all our Key Fob Hardware Tutorials, visit our Projects section here.


"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!

Supplies:

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!

Supplies:

Lace & Fabric Cover Button Earrings

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

Supplies:

Fabric Cover Button Bracelet Tutorial

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

Supplies:

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


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