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How-To Videos for Cover Buttons @ ILikeBigButtons.com January 26 2022

Working on updating the How-To Video section on our website. Check it out!

How To Open KAM Suspender Clips @ ILikeBigButtons.com January 24 2022

Pacifier clips are great for making pacifier holders, bib clips, toy holders, and various other ribbon or sewing crafts. They have grabbing teeth that secure tightly. 

We frequently get asked, "How do you open these clips?"

These clips have a "soft" locking mechanism in the back that makes it more difficult to release unintentionally.

Opening the clip is a 2-step process.

First, slightly lift the lever in the rear to unlock.

Then, pull the front lip and the rear lever up and towards each other at the same time.

Once you get the hang of it, they are easy to open, but difficult for little fingers or to be released on accident.

 

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Cover Button Pendant Key Chains @ ILikeBigButtons.com January 20 2022

 

😍 Cover Button Pendant Key Chains with some of my new fabric. I love how they turned out! 😍

 
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How To Add KAM Snaps to a Sweatshirt @ ILikeBigButtons.com January 18 2022

I am a sweatshirt girl! Nothing makes me happier than a comfy sweatshirt. So warm, cozy, and comfortable, I love them all. The only downside is my newest favorite sweatshirt has supersized pockets. I love the front pocket, it is where my phone and emergency chocolate go, but this sweatshirt, although all the things I love about sweatshirts, has pockets the size of the Grand Canyon. My phone has fallen out of it more times than I want to count.

KAM plastic snaps to the rescue. Today, I am adding 2 sets of KAM snaps to my hoody so that I can wear my cozy sweatshirt without the fear of dropping or losing my phone.

Visit our KAM plastic snaps page to see our full selections of KAM plastic snaps and KAM tools.

Check out our Inspiration Board to find a plethora of Tutorials and Ideas for how to use KAM plastic snaps in your crafty projects.

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Thank you for your interest! Have a great crafty week!

I Like Big Buttons and crew!


How To Make Fabric Cover Button Earrings @ ILikeBigButtons.com January 10 2022

Assembling fabric covered buttons is easy and fun! ILikeBigButtons.com carries 7 sizes of fabric cover buttons. Our buttons range from 1/2 inch to 1 7/8 inches in diameter. We offer them in both flat back (glueable) and wire back (sewable).

Visit our Cover Button page to see our full selections of Fabric Cover Buttons and tools.

Visit our Earring Supplies page to see our full selection of Earring Posts and Backs.

Check out our Inspiration Board to find a plethora of Tutorials and Ideas for how to use Cover Buttons and Earring Supplies in your crafty projects.

Have a great crafty day,
ILikeBigButtons.com

 


How To Make A KAM Plastic Snap Cord Keepers @ ILikeBigButtons.com January 07 2022

With cords abounding in my life and house especially after Christmas, 🤪 we needed a better way to manage them all. Here are the results of my efforts. Cord keepers/organizers to simplify my life and corral the cords we can't live without.

See Full Pictorial here


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Crafty Wednesday - Fall-Themed Key Fob Wristlet @ ILikeBigButtons.com November 04 2021

 

😍 Friend Request! I had a friend request some Fall-themed Key Fob Wristlets. I love how they turned out! 😍


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


KAM Plastic Snap Quick Ordering Chart makes ordering a Snap @ ILikeBigButtons.com October 20 2021

Have you taken a moment to check out our easy-to-navigate KAM Snap Quick Ordering Chart !?!

http://ilikebigbuttons.com/collections/kam-snap-sets

Simply click on any color, enter quantity, click add to cart, and repeat!

KAM Snap Vision Ordering Chart_pricing

You can narrow down your search by Size/Shape, Color, Prong Length, and Finish, as always, to make ordering easier.

We added a new category for our bargain shoppers, there is now a SALE tab so you can search the * On Sale * items exclusively. All items in the SALE drop-down menu will show the discounted price you will receive when ordering.

Right now, a large selection of Size 16 KAM plastic snaps are on sale. Check them out in the SALE tab or by looking for the colors with the Size 16 * On Sale * labeled pink bubble.


Key Fob Wristlet with KAM® Plastic Snaps Tutorial @ ILikeBigButtons.com October 18 2021

Thanks to my I Like Big Buttons! Facebook group for help deciding on which color KAM® snap to use on my latest project. I went with G90 - Bright Celery because I love the pop of color that it adds to the project.

I have been wanting to make a Key Fob Wristlet for a while with a KAM® Plastic Snap accent. Not only does the KAM® Plastic Snap add a bit of pizzazz to my project but it is also functional. I can wear the wristlet on my wrist or snap it to my purse strap for safekeeping. No more digging around in my purse to find my keys.

Supplies:

1. Cut a 12" x 5" section of Fabric of your choosing and 12" x 1" Fusible Fleece.

2. 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. Iron Fusible Fleece to the left or right center column of the fabric, depending on how you want to fold it.

4. Fold over and iron about 1/2" of the fabric in on each of the ends so that when you sew your way around the strip you will create a finished edge at each end.

5. Use your Sewing Clips to pin the Wristlet flat. It will look like this when you get done.

6. Stitch along the edge of your Fabric strip, I stitched 1/8" in.  Remove the Sewing Clips as you go.  Work slowly, keeping close to the edge and as straight of a line as possible.

7. Continue all the way around the band, stitching 1/8" from the edge.

8. Using the Awl, poke a hole through for the snap about 1/2" in from the edge. Do this at each end.

9. Install the KAM plastic snap cap and socket on one end and the other KAM plastic snap cap and stud at the other end. One will be facing up, and one will be facing down so that when they snap together they look like the above picture.

10. Snap KAM plastic snap together and decide where you want the snap on the wristlet. I decided I wanted it to be closer to the Key Fob Hardware than not. 

11. Make sure that the Fabric Wristlet is centered. 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.

12. I wanted to add an extra bit of embellishment to my Key Fob Wristlet, so I made a quick Cover Button Pendant. Follow these instructions to make Flat Back Fabric Covered Buttons.

13. Carefully apply E6000 to the inside edges of the Pendant Bezel.

14. Press the assembled Fabric Cover Button into place.

15. Let dry for the recommended time, add a necklace or cord as we did, and enjoy.

To see other great Crafty Inspiration ideas, visit our DIY Project section here.


Which KAM® snap color would you pick? @ILikeBigButtons.com October 11 2021

Which KAM® snap color would you pick?

We carry so many great colors in KAM® plastic snaps, making it both easy and hard to pick a favorite snap for a project. Which would you pick?

❤️ G122 - Fuchsia
❤️ G90 - Bright Celery
❤️ B57 - Medium Pink

Or do you have another from our 130+ colors that you would lean towards?

See our color chart!


Top DIY Craft Project Picks @ ILikeBigButtons.com October 08 2021

😍 These Marvel Key Fob Wristlets are a favorite in the I Like Big Buttons! household. 😍

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Quick and Easy Gift Idea @ ILikeBigButtons.com October 07 2021

Make these adorable Snap Barrettes to match or accent your loved ones favorite outfit or dress up their 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

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!

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


KAM Plastic Snap Love Video @ ILikeBigButtons.com September 13 2021

I am busy updating the ILikeBigButtons.com product images and couldn't help making a short video of the KAM plastic snaps all lined up. 😍😍😍 All the colors 🌈 make me so happy! 🥰

KAM Plastic Snap Love Video

ILikeBigButtons.com carries a rainbow of KAM plastic snap colors in Size 20 (Most Popular Size for Craft Projects) and Size 16 (Doll/Ribbon Projects) and much more.

Visit our KAM plastic snaps page to see our full selections of KAM plastic snaps and KAM tools.

Check out our KAM Snap Inspiration Board to find a plethora of Tutorials and Ideas for how to use KAM plastic snaps in your crafty projects. 

Have a great crafty day,

The Crew @ ILikeBigButtons.com


Tag Sensory Blankets @ ILikeBigButtons.com September 09 2021

 

I love making these because they are simple, my babies loved them, and they are easy to sew.

Link to Tag Sensory Blanket Tutorial


So many 😍 Key Fob Wristlets @ ILikeBigButtons.com September 01 2021

So many 😍 Key Fob Wristlets.

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To see other great Key Fob Hardware, Pendant Bezel, and Cover Button ideas, visit our DIY Project section here.


School Must-Haves @ ILikeBigButtons.com August 24 2021

 

With the school year starting back up, I couldn't resist. 😄

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To see other great Cover Button and Jumbo Paper Clip ideas, visit our DIY Project section here.


Fabric Cover Buttons - Easy Peasy, Beautiful Impact! @ ILikeBigButtons.com August 19 2021


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).

• Size 20 (1/2 inch / 12 mm)
• Size 24 (5/8 inch / 15 mm)
• Size 30 (3/4 inch / 19 mm)
• Size 36 (7/8 inch / 23 mm)
• Size 45 (1 1/8 inch / 28 mm)
• Size 60 (1 1/2 inch / 38 mm)
• Size 75 (1 7/8 inch / 48 mm)

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

Inspiration Board: Fabric Cover Buttons

 


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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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

 

🍀 St. Patrick's Day Emerald KAM Press Package Giveaway @ ILikeBigButtons.com 🍀 ($110 Value)

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⬇️ Enter with Rafflecopter (Giveaway Rules in Rafflecopter) ⬇️:

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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!


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