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Our 5 Most Popular Pacifier Clip Tutorials - I Like Big Buttons! August 15 2017

Pacifier Clips are easy to make, fun to embellish, and a great useful gift for a new mom and baby. Here are our top 5 Pacifier Clip Tutorials:

#1 - A Cover Button Metal Pacifier Clips with Cover Buttons, Round Faced Metal Suspender Clips, and KAM Snaps

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#2 - Jean Pacifier Clip with Rosette using KAM Plastic Snaps and Clip

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#3 - "No Sew" Pacifier Clip with KAM Snaps, MAM Ring or O-Ring and an KAM Plastic Pacifier Clip for Button Style Pacifiers

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#4 - Fabric Pacifier Clip with KAM Snaps, MAM Ring or O-Ring and an KAM Plastic Pacifier Clip for Button Style Pacifiers

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#5 - Recycling Jeans into a Pacifier Clip using KAM Snaps and a Pacifier Clip

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Friday Fun Facts - The Anatomy Of A KAM Plastic Snap July 28 2017

KAM plastic snaps are wonderful. They are a SNAP to install and much easier and durable than a standard metal snap or sewable button.  They come in a multitude of colors and sizes.  Which one is right for you?

Here is a simple tutorial on the anatomy of a plastic snap set. There are 4 parts to a set:

  • 2 Caps (Before installation they resemble a tack with a Round, Heart, or Star shaped head. They give a neat finished look to your snap.)
  • 1 Socket (The female part with the larger raised circle that the stud (male part) fits into)
  • 1 Stud (The male part with the smaller raised circle that fits inside the socket (female part))

SIZE 20:

  • Size 20 (0.5" - 12.4 mm) snaps can be used for most general projects like baby diapers and clothing. They are our most popular plastic snap size, have the largest color variety, and have a good strong hold. We carry them in all 130 colors and clear.
  • Standard Size 20 snaps have a 5.6mm prong length. Prong length refers to the length of the shaft on the backside of the Cap. When formed, the prong will compress and form a 'mushroom' shape to hold the Cap and Socket or Stud together.
  • We also offer Long Prong Size 20 (0.5" - 12.4 mm) in a rainbow of colors. They are great for embroidered key fobs using Marine or Glitter Vinyl as well as other projects where you need just a little more prong length. Long Prong Size 20 snaps have a 6.2mm prong length.

 SIZE 16:

  • Size 16 (0.4" - 10.2 mm) snaps are most commonly used for baby and toddler clothing, pacifier clips, mama pads, and small crafts. We carry them in our first 60 ("B") colors and clear.
  • Size 16 snaps have a 4.2mm prong length. Prong length refers to the length of the shaft on the backside of the Cap. When formed, the prong will compress and form a 'mushroom' shape to hold the Cap and Socket or Stud together.
  • The Size 16 Socket and Stud are less noticeably different. Many first time users don't immediately see the distinction. The Socket's raised circle is the larger of the two pictured, and the Stud's raised circle is smaller and inserts into the Socket (female) side.

SIZE 14:

  • Our Size 14 (0.35" - 9.7 mm) snaps can be used in most applications where Size 16 snaps are used. We carry them in White and Black at this time.
  • Our Size 14 snaps have a 5.0mm prong length. Prong length refers to the length of the shaft on the backside of the Cap. When formed, the prong will compress and form a 'mushroom' shape to hold the Cap and Socket or Stud together.
  • As with the Size 16, the Size 14 Socket and Stud are less noticeably different. The Socket's circle is the larger of the two pictured.  The Stud's circle is smaller and inserts into the Socket (female) side. Size 16 and Size 14 Sockets and Studs are the same; only the cap differs.

SIZE 19:

  • Size 19 (0.475" - 12 mm) snaps are used for heavy duty applications requiring a strong grip. They are often used with tote bags, coats, tarps, and upholstery. We carry them in White and Black at this time.
  • Size 19 snaps have a 6.9mm prong length. Prong length refers to the length of the shaft on the backside of the Cap. When formed, the prong will compress and form a 'mushroom' shape to hold the Cap and Socket or Stud together.
  • The Size 19 Socket and Studs are larger, but similar in appearance to Size 20 Sockets and Studs.

SIZE 22:

  • Size 22 (0.55" - 14.1 mm) snaps are used for heavy duty applications requiring a strong grip. They are often used with tote bags, coats, tarps, and upholstery. We carry them in White and Black at this time.
  • Size 22 snaps have a 6.9mm prong length. Prong length refers to the length of the shaft on the backside of the Cap. When formed, the prong will compress and form a 'mushroom' shape to hold the Cap and Socket or Stud together.
  • The Size 22 Socket and Studs are larger, but similar in appearance to Size 20 Sockets and Studs.
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I Like Big Buttons! Adjustable Elastic Headband With Interchangeable Shabby Flowers July 27 2017



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

Supplies for Adjustable Headband:

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

Supplies for Shabby Flower Embellishment:

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

Adjustable Elastic Headband:

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Instructions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interchangeable Shabby Flower Embellishments:

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Instructions:

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

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

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

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

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


I Like Big Buttons! - How To Make Fabric Cover Button Push Pins July 11 2017

Today I am making Fabric Cover Button Push Pins for my cork boards. I am 'trying' to get more organized with my kiddos paperwork, schedules, and notes that I need to keep track of. The cork boards are up, and now I just need some cute embellished Fabric Push Pins to jazz up my organization. :)

Supplies:

1.  Cut your fabric scrap. You will want a circle that is about twice the diameter of your button blank. *TIP* Our All-In-One Cover Button Template makes creating the right size circle of fabric a breeze.

2.  Put your fabric piece in the larger assembly tool piece (RIGHT SIDE DOWN). When you look into the tool you want to see the back of the fabric.

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

4.  Press the cover button edges down into the tool. *TIP* To make it easier on my fingers, I use a sharpie marker to apply pressure.

5.  Place the back cover button piece on top of your fabric and button front. *TIP* If the cover button will be subject to repeated tugging from the back, you may want to add a little e6000 adhesive before attaching the back.

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

7.  Press down. You may hear a pop when the last bit of the button back slips into place. If you take the tool out and the button is not completely secured, just put it back in and press down again. *TIP* I often use a flat piece of wood to apply pressure, again to save my fingers. It also helps to avoid the button back going in at an angle.

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

9.  Remove the button from the larger assembly tool piece.

10.  Tada! Now to attach it to the Thumb Tack and make a Fabric Cover Button Push Pin.

11.  Apply E6000 to back of Cover Button.

12.  Center and press Thumb Tack into place and remove any extra Adhesive.

13.  Let dry and enjoy. Tada, tada!!! So Cute!!!

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

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I Like Big Buttons! - How To Make A Fabric Cover Button Magnet July 06 2017

Today I would make some Fabric Cover Button Magnets. I am so tired of the random magnets my kiddos have found and slapped on our fridge. Time for some classy ones!!!

Supplies:

  • 1 Completed Flat Back Fabric Cover Button (Attach either a Size 36 (7/8 inch / 23 mm), Size 45 (1 1/8 inch / 28 mm), Size 60 (1 1/2 inch / 38 mm) flat back cover buttons.)
  • 1x 1" Standard Round Magnet (Approximately 3/4" Round)
  • E6000, Hot Glue, or comparable adhesive

1.  Cut your fabric scrap. You will want a circle that is about twice the diameter of your button blank. *TIP* Our All-In-One Cover Button Template makes creating the right size circle of fabric a breeze.

2.  Put your fabric piece in the larger assembly tool piece (RIGHT SIDE DOWN). When you look into the tool you want to see the back of the fabric.

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

4.  Press the cover button edges down into the tool. *TIP* To make it easier on my fingers, I use a sharpie marker to apply pressure.

5.  Place the back cover button piece on top of your fabric and button front. *TIP* If the cover button will be subject to repeated tugging from the back, you may want to add a little e6000 adhesive before attaching the back.

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

7.  Press down. You may hear a pop when the last bit of the button back slips into place. If you take the tool out and the button is not completely secured, just put it back in and press down again. *TIP* I often use a flat piece of wood to apply pressure, again to save my fingers. It also helps to avoid the button back going in at an angle.

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

9.  Remove the button from the larger assembly tool piece.

10.  Tada! Now to attach it to the Magnet and make a Fabric Cover Button Magnet.

11.  Apply E6000 to back of Cover Button.

12.  Center and press Magnet into place and remove any extra Adhesive if desired.

13.  Let dry and enjoy. Tada!!! Now to decorate my fridge.

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


I Like Big Buttons! - How To Make A Fabric Cover Button Brooch Pin June 27 2017

Today I would make a Fabric Cover Button Brooch Pin. I have gotten a number of questions about how to turn Cover Buttons into Brooch Pins. This adorable fabric inspired me to make some cute embellishments for myself.

Supplies:

  • 1 Completed Flat Back Fabric Cover Button (Attach either a Size 45 (1 1/8 inch / 28 mm), Size 60 (1 1/2 inch / 38 mm), Size 75 (1 7/8 inch / 48 mm) flat back cover buttons.)
  • 1x 1" Brooch Pin
  • E6000, Hot Glue, or comparable adhesive

1.  Cut your fabric scrap. You will want a circle that is about twice the diameter of your button blank. *TIP* Our All-In-One Cover Button Template makes creating the right size circle of fabric a breeze.

2.  Put your fabric piece in the larger assembly tool piece (RIGHT SIDE DOWN). When you look into the tool you want to see the back of the fabric.

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

4.  Press the cover button edges down into the tool. *TIP* To make it easier on my fingers, I use a sharpie marker to apply pressure.

5.  Place the back cover button piece on top of your fabric and button front. *TIP* If the cover button will be subject to repeated tugging from the back, you may want to add a little e6000 adhesive before attaching the back.

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

7.  Press down. You may hear a pop when the last bit of the button back slips into place. If you take the tool out and the button is not completely secured, just put it back in and press down again. *TIP* I often use a flat piece of wood to apply pressure, again to save my fingers. It also helps to avoid the button back going in at an angle.

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

9.  Remove the button from the larger assembly tool piece.

10.  Tada! Now to attach it to the Brooch Pin and make a Fabric Cover Button Brooch Pin.

11.  Apply E6000 to back of Cover Button.

12.  Center and press Brooch Pin into place and remove any extra Adhesive.

13.  Let dry and enjoy. Ready to Embellish and Go!!!

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

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



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I Like Big Buttons! - How To Make A Fabric Cover Button Full-Size Clothespin June 20 2017

Today, I made an adorable office or home accent: Fabric Cover Button Mini Clothespins. I am absolutely in love with their bright colors and tininess!

Supplies:

  • 1 Completed Flat Back Fabric Cover Button (Attach Size 30 (3/4 inch / 19 mm), Size 36 (7/8 inch / 23 mm), or Size 45 (1 1/8 inch / 28 mm) flat back cover buttons.)
  • 1x Full-Size Wooden Clothespin
  • 1x Medium Plain Button
  • E6000, Hot Glue, or comparable adhesive

I Like Big Buttons! - Picture Tutorial Below:

1.  Cut your fabric scrap. You will want a circle that is about twice the diameter of your button blank. *TIP* Our All-In-One Cover Button Template makes creating the right size circle of fabric a breeze.

2.  Put your fabric piece in the larger assembly tool piece (RIGHT SIDE DOWN). When you look into the tool you want to see the back of the fabric.

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

4.  Press the cover button edges down into the tool. *TIP* To make it easier on my fingers, I use a sharpie marker to apply pressure.

 

5.  Place the back cover button piece on top of your fabric and button front. *TIP* If the cover button will be subject to repeated tugging from the back, you may want to add a little e6000 adhesive before attaching the back.

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

7.  Press down. You may hear a pop when the last bit of the button back slips into place. If you take the tool out and the button is not completely secured, just put it back in and press down again. *TIP* I often use a flat piece of wood to apply pressure, again to save my fingers. It also helps to avoid the button back going in at an angle.

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

9.  Remove the button from the larger assembly tool piece.

10.  Tada! Now to attach it to the Clothespin.

11.  Use Hot Glue or E6000 to adhere a small plain button to the underside of the Cover Button. This is to fill the space between the back and the edges. You can also use felt or some other small object. You just need it to be sturdy enough to offer support. A small plastic button works great for this. You will see that the button is now flush across the bottom. I cut off the little nubs of glue that leaked through the button holes.

12.  Now adhere the finished Cover Button to the Clothespin. Press into place and center it until you are pleased with the alignment. Set aside to dry.

13. Tada! Additional uses:

  • Add a thin magnet to the back and use on your magnetic board.
  • Add a push pin to the back and use on your cork board.

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

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

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

Supplies:

  • 1 Completed Size 75 (1 7/8 inch / 48 mm) Fabric Cover Button
  • Fabric Of Your Choice
  • 1x Standard Round Magnet (Approximately 3/4" Round)
  • E6000, Hot Glue, or comparable adhesive

I Like Big Buttons! - Picture Tutorial Below:

1.  Cut your fabric scrap. You will want a circle that is about twice the diameter of your button blank. *TIP* Our All-In-One Cover Button Template makes creating the right size circle of fabric a breeze.

2.  Put your fabric piece in the larger assembly tool piece (RIGHT SIDE DOWN). When you look into the tool you want to see the back of the fabric.

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

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

5.  Press the cover button edges down into the tool. *TIP* To make it easier on my fingers, I use a sharpie marker to apply pressure.

6.  Place the back cover button piece on top of your fabric and button front. *TIP* If the cover button will be subject to repeated tugging from the back, you may want to add a little e6000 adhesive before attaching the back.

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

8.  Press down. You may hear a pop when the last bit of the button back slips into place. If you take the tool out and the button is not completely secured, just put it back in and press down again. *TIP* I often use a flat piece of wood to apply pressure, again to save my fingers. It also helps to avoid the button back going in at an angle.

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

9.  Remove the button from the larger assembly tool piece.

10.  Tada! Now you have an attractive Pin Cushion/Needle Holder for your sewing room.

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

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Cover Button Embellished Pacifier Clips by I Like Big Buttons! May 30 2017

I have had a lot of questions in the last couple years about how to make these clips so I decided to take it on. A Pacifier Clip made extra adorable with the added Cover Button accent, they are a great accessory to add to your baby's wardrobe for any special occasion or just because.

Supplies:

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Instructions:

1.  Using our Pacifier Clip and Supply Tutorials make either Ribbon or Fabric Pacifier Clips.

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2.  Cut your fabric scrap. You will want a circle that is about twice the diameter of your button blank.  I cut out a Piece of Fabric using my Size 36 Template.

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3.  Put your fabric piece in the larger assembly tool piece (RIGHT SIDE DOWN). When you look into the tool you want to see the back of the fabric.

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4.  Place the button front (the domed piece) on top of the fabric. Leave the fabric edges hanging out.  Double check the transparent underside to see if your print is how you would like it.   Then press the cover button fabric edges down into the tool.

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5.  Add a dab of E6000 Adhesive to the middle of the cover button cap before installing the Flat Back.

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6.  Place the back cover button piece on top of your fabric and button front.

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

8.  Press down. You may hear a pop when the last bit of the button back slips into place. If you take the tool out and the button is not completely secured, just put it back in and press down again.

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

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10.  Remove the button from the larger assembly tool piece.  Tada!  My Cover Button is ready to be adhered to a Round Faced Metal Clip.

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11.  Here a the Cover Buttons I made in just a few minutes.  Seriously easy, fun and so cute!

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12.  Now take the E6000 Adhesive and put a medium size dab of glue on the back of the Cover Button about 1/2 of what would fill the back area of the back.  This glue is great to work with so don't overly worry about getting the amount just right.  I was able to cleanly wipe of any excess off when I put on too much and I was also able to remove the button and add a little more when I under did it.  This glue is very forgiving.

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13.  Now place the Cover Button over the Round Faced Metal Pacifier Clips and straighten and center your button.

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14.  Press firmly and let set to dry and cure 24-72 hours as recommended by the manufacturer (E6000).

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15.  These are my finished products.  I love them and think they turned out beautifully.  Below are my examples, completed and installed on Pacifier Clips.

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16.  Tada!!!

Disclaimer:  Keep in mind that although I have rough tested these I in no way recommend you leave your baby alone with these as there are small pieces and if not done properly they may come apart and become a choking hazard.  I would recommend these clips under adult supervision only.  The maker and/or parent assumes full responsibility when using these pacifier clips.

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Bandana Bib with KAM Snaps and a PDF Pattern by I Like Big Buttons! May 18 2017

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

Supplies:

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Instructions:

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

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2.  Cut out the pattern.

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

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

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5.  Place Fabrics right sides together.

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6.  Pin together.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Fabric Key Fob Hardware Wristlet Tutorial by I Like Big Buttons! May 10 2017

Before we get started, just a quick reminder:

I Like Big Buttons! - May The 4th Be With You Giveaway is still going on!!!

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4 Prizes and 4 Winners:

1st Prize: Mint Professional KAM Plastic Snap Press with Size 20 Dies
2nd Prize: Key Fob Hardware Starter Kit
3rd Prize: Fabric Cover Button Bobby Pin and Barrette Starter Kit
4th Prize: 25 Random Mix of Enamel Clips

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Key Fob Hardware are some of our most popular craft supplies. Key Fob Hardware is simple to use and produces amazing results.  Just add your fabric, ribbon, or webbing for an instant, elegant wristlet.

Fabric Key Fob Hardware Wristlet Tutorial by I Like Big Buttons!

Supplies:

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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 sets to share!!!

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

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I Like Big Buttons! - How To Make A Fabric Cover Button Mini Clothespin May 03 2017

Today, I made an adorable office or home accent: Fabric Cover Button Mini Clothespins. I am absolutely in love with their bright colors and tininess!

Supplies:

  • 1 Completed Flat Back Fabric Cover Button (Attach size 20 (1/2" / 12 mm), size 24 (5/8" / 15 mm), or size 30 (3/4" / 19 mm) flat back cover buttons.)
  • 1x Mini Wooden Clothespin (Approximately 1 3/8" x 1/4" in size)
  • 1x Small Plain Button
  • E6000, Hot Glue, or comparable adhesive

I Like Big Buttons! - How To Make Fabric Cover Button Mini Clothespins Video

I Like Big Buttons! - Picture Tutorial Below:

1.  Cut your fabric scrap. You will want a circle that is about twice the diameter of your button blank. *TIP* Our All-In-One Cover Button Template makes creating the right size circle of fabric a breeze.

2.  Put your fabric piece in the larger assembly tool piece (RIGHT SIDE DOWN). When you look into the tool you want to see the back of the fabric.

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

4.  Press the cover button edges down into the tool. *TIP* To make it easier on my fingers, I use a sharpie marker to apply pressure.

5.  Place the back cover button piece on top of your fabric and button front. *TIP* If the cover button will be subject to repeated tugging from the back, you may want to add a little e6000 adhesive before attaching the back.

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

7.  Press down. You may hear a pop when the last bit of the button back slips into place. If you take the tool out and the button is not completely secured, just put it back in and press down again. *TIP* I often use a flat piece of wood to apply pressure, again to save my fingers. It also helps to avoid the button back going in at an angle.

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

9.  Remove the button from the larger assembly tool piece.

10.  Tada! Now to attach it to the Clothespin.

11.  Use Hot Glue or E6000 to adhere a small plain button to the underside of the Cover Button. This is to fill the space between the back and the edges. You can also use felt or some other small object. You just need it to be sturdy enough to offer support. A small plastic button works great for this. You will see that the button is now flush across the bottom. I cut off the little nubs of glue that leaked through the button holes.

12.  Now adhere the finished Cover Button to the Clothespin. Press into place and center it until you are pleased with the alignment. Set aside to dry.

13. Tada! Additional uses:

  • Add a thin magnet to the back and use on your magnetic board.
  • Add a push pin to the back and use on your cork board.

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

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I Like Big Buttons! How To Repair a Bra with KAM Plastic Snaps March 28 2017

Today, I tackled a problem for us moms out there.  Or at least ;) those of us too busy to fish our bras out of the washer before they go in the dryer.  In all fairness to my mom, she has told me a number of times, they will last longer and work better if I air dry them.  The fact remains that if I remember to get the laundry from the washer to the dryer in the same day, I consider it a miracle :).

Besides wearing them out quicker, I have found that front loading machines like to grab the bra hooks and mangle them.  I have grown tired of the hooks poking me in the back or not hooking at all anymore.

I have now modified all my bras, I find the KAM Snap closures easier to snap and release. Quicker to put on, quicker to get off with a good strong hold.

KAM Plastic Snaps to the rescue with a seam ripper and just a couple snaps... See the picture tutorial below.

Supplies:

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1.  Use a Seam Ripper to remove the stitches holding the Bra hooks in place.

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2.  Once the hooks are removed, use the Awl to poke a hole where you want to install the snap.  I used a KAM Snap Cap and Socket on this side.

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3.  Install the snap.

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4.  I put 2 sets on the back strap for size adjustment, you could do 3 if you wanted.   I used a 2 KAM Snap Caps and 2 Studs on this side, and spaced them evenly.

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5.  Tada!  Success, I am wearing it as I type.  It is much more comfortable and it was easy to snap, I was concerned considering I had to do it by feel, but it was simple to do.


I Like Big Buttons! Cuff Bracelet with Upcycled Jeans and KAM Snaps February 21 2017

A continuing problem in my house is holey jeans. I keep thinking they might grow out of this particular feature, but just yesterday my middle son walked up to me and turned around. He laughed as he relayed how he fell, but caught himself on a cabinet. Which as he wiggled his fingers through the seat of his pants, had snagged his pants in the seat leaving a gaping hole. Oh bother! When he twisted back around, I couldn't help, but note that it wasn't these pair of jeans first or second hole. The knees were completely split out.

I gave him permission to make his stuffed animals outfits out of the jeans, one of his favorite past times. Another great project for unsalvageable jeans is a cute Upcycled Cuff Bracelet, see the details below.

Upcycled Jean Cuff Bracelet with KAM Snaps

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Supplies for a Upcycled Jean Cuff Bracelet:

Upcycled Jean Cuff Bracelet with Embroidery and KAM Snaps

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Supplies for a Upcycled Jean Embroidered Cuff Bracelet:


I Like Big Buttons! Lacy Fabric Cover Button Earrings and Cover Button Bracelet November 12 2016

Today I worked alongside my daughter to make her dear friend a special and one of a kind birthday gift.  I think they turned out great and it was wonderful to get to work with one of my kiddos.  :)

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Lacy Fabric Cover Button Earring Supplies:

Lacy Fabric Cover Button Bracelet Supplies:

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Check out our Tutorials below.

Lacy Fabric Cover Button Earring Tutorial here.

Fabric Cover Button Bracelet Tutorial here.

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


I Like Big Buttons! Barrette and Bobby Pin Findings November 11 2016

I thought I would attempt a stop animation video with our Barrette and Bobby Pin Findings this morning.  Not bad for my first attempt, I think!  :)

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


30 Days of KAM Snaps and Beyond!!! Other Great KAM Plastic Snap Craft Ideas! October 17 2016

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Just 7 days left in our KAM Professional Snap Press Giveaway!!!  Don't forget to enter:

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Remember, if you can’t wait and want our Coral or Mint Press, they are already 10% off on our website no coupon needed. Also, take an additional 10% any of our snap related products with coupon code: SNAPLOVE

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Now to two great KAM Plastic Snap ideas I received recently from a fellow KAM Plastic Snap lover, Carrie M.!!!

Carseat or Stroller Strap Covers Using KAM Snaps:

Easy to make and functional, no carseat or stroller should be without them!!!

Onesie With Removeable/Interchangeable Bowtie Using KAM Snaps:

Just think of the possibilities!  I love it!  Thank you for sharing, Carrie!!!  We love seeing your creativity and ingenious uses for our KAM Plastic Snaps.

To see our other KAM Plastic Snap tutorials and ideas visit our Projects section on our website.

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Unpaper Towels with KAM Snaps and a Serger October 12 2016

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I love unpaper towels!!!  Great for cleaning, beautiful to look at and wonderful to give as housewarming or Christmas gifts.  Here is our tutorial for them.

Supplies:

Instructions:

1.  Choose your flannel, I went to Etsy, of course, and found almost too many choices :).  I finally settled on Moda's Marmalade collection.

2.  Choose your Terry Cloth, I went with a mix of White, Butter, and Celery colored Terry Cloth that matched my flannel.  Some peopel use towels and cut them into pieces, I also have used Micro Fiber clothes from Walmart they are bigger than 11"x11" and work great.  I also find them on clearance pretty often too which makes them reasonable.

3.  Cut 12 11"x11" Flannel squares and 12 11"x11" Terry Cloth squares.  Make sure to make cut them as square as possible.


4.  Pick a square of Flannel and a square of Terry Cloth, place the wrong sides together and serge the pieces together.  There are some great Youtube videos on how to turn corners when sergering and how to end stitch.

5.  Repeat 12 times.

6.  I straight stitched a diagonal line from one corner to the adjacent corner and repeat on the opposite side.  This insures they will not bunch up when you wash them or are using them.

7.  I then made a template with clear plastic.  It was 1"x 11" and I punched 3 holes: 1 at 1/2" down and 1/2" in, 2 at the other end same 1/2" up and 1/2" in, and the 3rd exactly in the middle of the 2 holes 1/2" in.  You can do 2 holes but the 3rd hole keeps the Unpaper Towels from sagging in the middle.

8.  Then I marked with a super fine tipped permanent marker where to place the snaps holes.

9.  Using the Awl, I punched holes for all the snaps 3 on each side, 6 per towel.

10.  Now install the KAM Snaps, in each hole, I recommend doing all the ones on the left first and then all the ones on the right.  I found that I get mixed up otherwise and have to undo my hard work.  So I did KAM Snap Caps down (Terry Cloth) on the left with the studs face up (Flannel side).  Then I did the right side, I did KAM Snap Caps up (Flannel) with sockets down on (Terry Cloth).

11.  Now snap all your towels together, roll them up, and place them on your paper towel holder.

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Jean Pacifier Clip with Fabric Rosette using KAM Plastic Snaps and a KAM Plastic Pacifier Clip September 19 2016

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

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Supplies for a Recycled Jean Pacifier Clip with Fabric Rosette:

Instructions:

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

2.  Use Sewing Clips to hold the material, wrong sides together, right sides facing out.

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

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

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5.  To make the Fabric Rosette, fold the fabric in half, wrong sides together, two times.  You will end up with about 1/2" or less strip of fabric 24" long.  I used an iron to fold it, not so much that it was completely flat, just enough that it held its shape.  Start at one end and hot glue the first bit of it back against itself.

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6.  Continue this ever so often so that the 'bud' stays together.

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7.  I made the bud or center of the rose about 1/2" in diameter.  Add one last drop of hot glue.

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8.  Now twist the fabric 360 degrees, so that the bottom becomes the top.  Tack it with a small bead of hot glue and repeat.

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9.  Continue twisting and gluing until you run out of fabric or until you reach the desired size of your rosette.

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10.  It will look like this when you are finished.

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11.  Glue the last bit of fabric on the underside of the Rosette securely with hot glue.

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12.  For a more finished look, I added a circle of felt to the bottom with Fabri-Tac.

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13.  Put the KAM Plastic Pacifier Clip on the Fabric strip about 1″ in.

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

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15.  Straight stitch across the fabric strip just behind the KAM Plastic Pacifier Clip.  Make sure to set the stitch.

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

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

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18.  Add Fabric Rosette with Fabri-Tac to the Pacifier Clip just above the clip.

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

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20.  Tada!  Okay, I think I am in love.  Super cute!  Happy Snapping!!!  To see our other great Pacifier Clip Tutorial and KAM Plastic Snap Ideas and buy these supplies visit I Like Big Buttons.com.

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.


I Like Big Buttons! Creation Share August 25 2016

A share from one of my favorite fans, my mom! ;)
 
"Thank you, ILikeBigButtons.com, for your craft supplies and hand tool. I figured it out...Easy Peasy! Dollar store hand towel and 3 snaps. Awesome. Fun. Quick."
 
So grateful for the support of my family, my husband, my kiddos and my great ILikeBigButtons! customers and fans!!!
 
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tons.com, for your craft supplies and hand tool. I figured it out...Easy Peasy! Dollar store hand towel and 3 snaps. Awesome. Fun. Quick." So grateful for the support of my family, my husband, my kiddos and my great ILikeBigButtons! customers and fans!!! Would love to see your I Like Big Buttons! creations too! Post them to our I Like Big Buttons! Group so we can all enjoy! IMG_1378 Don't forget to enter!!! ILikeBigButtons.com is sponsoring a Professional KAM Plastic Snap Press Giveaway! Just 4 days left to enter! TO ENTER TO WIN and Liking, Commenting, and Sharing our Facebook Post for this Giveaway. DK-98-Coral-White-Background #ilikebigbuttons #ilikebigbuttonsfans #ilikebigbuttonscreations #kamsnaps #plasticsnaps #win #giveaway #kamsnappress

Water Bottle Marker/Charm Tutorial using MAM and O-Ring Pacifier Adapters August 24 2016

These adapter rings also can be used as water bottle markers or so you can easily attach your bottle to a clip.  Simply stretch the ring over the neck of a standard sized water bottle (~1”) to easily recognize your drink.  We carry 13 great ring colors to choose from.

*Take 10% our MAM and O-Ring Adapters with coupon code (thru Monday 8/29): RINGLOVE

Supplies:

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1.  Stretch Colored Ring Adapter of your choosing over the mouth of the bottle, just past the lip.

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2.  So many uses.  Simply:

  • Leave as a water bottle marker.
  • Attach a carabiner clip and hang from your backpack, bag, belt loop or other.
  • Hang from your lanyard for hands free carrying.

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3.  Super easy and useful!  To see our Pacifier Clip Tutorials using MAM or O-Rings check them out here.

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Free Romper Pattern {0-12 months} - Courtesy of Nap-Time Creations and I Like Big Buttons! KAM Plastic Snaps August 11 2016

A while back, Emily of Nap-Time Creations made this sweet Romper and shared how she did it with us.  I thought you all would enjoy seeing it.

Supplies:

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Pattern NOTES {READ FIRST!}

1. I made the 6-9 month romper and it wasn’t very long. {new pattern has updated length included… you can always add length at dotted line on pattern.

2. You will need 3/4 of a yard fabric, 1/4″ Elastic and 6 snaps. I used KAM snaps...

To read the rest of the Tutorial, go here.

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

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

Supplies:

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

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Decisions, decisions....

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

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

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

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Adjustable Elastic Headband With Interchangeable Shabby Flowers June 23 2016

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

Supplies for Adjustable Headband:

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

Supplies for Shabby Flower Embellishment:

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

Adjustable Elastic Headband:

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Instructions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interchangeable Shabby Flower Embellishment:

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Instructions:

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Supplies:

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"Let’s get started!

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

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To read the rest of the Tutorial, go here.

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

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

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

Jumbo Paper clips are commonly used to make bookmarks:

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

I Like Big Buttons! - How To Make A Cover Button Paper Clip Bookmark

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


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

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

Supplies:

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

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

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Instructions:

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

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To read the rest of the Tutorial, go here.

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

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

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Supplies:

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Instructions:

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

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2.  Cut out the pattern.

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

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

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5.  Place Fabrics right sides together.

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6.  Pin together.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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  • 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)

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

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

Supplies:

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Instructions:

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

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

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3.  You will end up with:

2 pieces of Fabric/1 Interfacing (back)

2 pieces of Fabric/1 Interfacing (front)

2 piece of Fabric/1 Interfacing (pocket)

2 pieces of Fabric/1 Interfacing (lid)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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11.  Place the internal Back Fabric wrong side up.

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12.  Pin them together.

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

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

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

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

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

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18.  It will look like this.

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

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

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21.  Add the Pocket right side up.

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

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

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

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

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

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27.  What it looks like with KAM Snaps installed.

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

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29.  Snapped closed.

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


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

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

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

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Supplies:

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Instructions:

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

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

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

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4.  Install the KAM Snap at each end.

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

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

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7.  Installed it should look like this.

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


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

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

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Supplies:

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Instructions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Today I am making Cover Button Pacifier Clips using Round Faced Metal Pacifier Clips (Metal Suspender Clips), Size 36 Cover Buttons, and KAM Snaps, of course ;).  I have had a lot of questions in the last year about how to make these clips so I decided to take it on.  Keep in mind that although I have rough tested these I in no way recommend you leave your baby alone with these as there are small pieces and if not done properly they may come apart and become a choking hazard.  I would recommend these clips under adult supervision only.  The maker and/or parent assumes full responsibility when using these pacifier clips.

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

Supplies:

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Instructions:

1.  Using our Pacifier Clip and Supply Tutorials make either Ribbon or Fabric Pacifier Clips.

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2.  Cut your fabric scrap. You will want a circle that is about twice the diameter of your button blank.  I cut out a Piece of Fabric using my Size 36 Template.

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3.  Put your fabric piece in the larger assembly tool piece (RIGHT SIDE DOWN). When you look into the tool you want to see the back of the fabric.

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4.  Place the button front (the domed piece) on top of the fabric. Leave the fabric edges hanging out.  Double check the transparent underside to see if your print is how you would like it.   Then press the cover button fabric edges down into the tool.

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5.  Add a dab of E6000 Adhesive to the middle of the cover button cap before installing the Flat Back.

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6.  Place the back cover button piece on top of your fabric and button front.

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

8.  Press down. You may hear a pop when the last bit of the button back slips into place. If you take the tool out and the button is not completely secured, just put it back in and press down again.

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

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10.  Remove the button from the larger assembly tool piece.  Tada!  My Cover Button is ready to be adhered to a Round Faced Metal Clip.

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11.  Here a the Cover Buttons I made in just a few minutes.  Seriously easy, fun and so cute!

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12.  Now take the E6000 Adhesive and put a medium size dab of glue on the back of the Cover Button about 1/2 of what would fill the back area of the back.  This glue is great to work with so don't overly worry about getting the amount just right.  I was able to cleanly wipe of any excess off when I put on too much and I was also able to remove the button and add a little more when I under did it.  This glue is very forgiving.

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13.  Now place the Cover Button over the Round Faced Metal Pacifier Clips and straighten and center your button.

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14.  Press firmly and let set to dry and cure 24-72 hours as recommended by the manufacturer (E6000).

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15.  These are my finished products.  I love them and think they turned out beautifully.  Below are my examples, completed and installed on Pacifier Clips.

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16.  Tada!!!

Disclaimer:  Keep in mind that although I have rough tested these I in no way recommend you leave your baby alone with these as there are small pieces and if not done properly they may come apart and become a choking hazard.  I would recommend these clips under adult supervision only.  The maker and/or parent assumes full responsibility when using these pacifier clips.


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

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

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

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Supplies for a Recycled Jean Pacifier Clip:

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Instructions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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Supplies for a "No Sew" Pacifier Clip:

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Instructions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8.  Tada!  Happy Snapping!!!


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