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KAM Snap Upcycled Jean Christmas Ornaments by ILikeBigButtons.com December 05 2018

Today I decided a need a few Upcycled Jean Christmas Trees. As I have mentioned in the past, finding jeans destine for the scrap pile is no problem with a house full of rambunctious kiddos. These cute trees also remind me of some that my parents had when we were growing up.

Supplies:

  • A set of holey Jeans
  • Star KAM Snaps
  • KAM Snap Pliers and Awl
  • Fabric of your choice (I picked Christmasy colored cotton fabric)
  • Ribbon
  • Quilt Batting or Pillow Stuffing
  • Fabric Adhesive
  • Standard Sewing Machine
  • Scissors

1.  Make a simple Christmas Tree template and trace on your jean fabric with a permanent marker.

2.  Make pairs of each tree so that you have a front and back for each tree. You could also use felt or fabric on the back to extend the impact of your jean fabric.

3.  Cut the Christmas Tree template down. I took about a 1/2" on each side/angle. Make a Fabric Christmas Tree silhouette for each Jean Christmas Tree.

4.  Use a Fabric Adhesive to adhere the Christmas Tree silhouettes to the fronts sides of the Jean Christmas Trees.

5.  Use a decorative stitch to outline the Upcycled Jean Christmas Trees on two sides. Then fill with quilt batting or pillow filling.

6.  Finish stitching along the bottom swoop of the Christmas Tree. Add a loop of decorative ribbon and a Star KAM Plastic Snap to the top of the Christmas Tree.

Additional Crafty Ideas:

  • You could add multiple cuts along the edges of the trees to add more character.
  • Or you could fray the edges of the trees.
  • You could give the trees finished edges, but that wasn't the look I was personally going for.
  • You could add KAM Snaps; both Star, Heart, and Round shaped into the body of the tree to represent ornaments or twinkling lights.

7.  Tada! I think they turned out great and add a great pop of color to our Christmas Tree.


I Like Big Buttons! Upcycled Messenger Bag/Purse Tutorial November 09 2018

We are a cat loving family here at I Like Big Buttons. As such, we have a few fluffy friends scurrying around. Recently, my husband picked up a few bags of cat food that not only were made of a more durable material than the paper bags ones but also 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.

😻 😻 😻


I Like Big Buttons! Unpaper Towel Tutorials October 17 2018

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Unpaper towels make a great, attractive, and functional that you can make for you and your loved ones.  We have 3 easy tutorials that show you how to make them.  Standard Sewing Machine, Serger, or "No Sew" just pick your skill level and you can have these decorative and functional unpaper towels in your kitchen.

Unpaper Towels with a Sewing Machine

Unpaper Towels with a Serger

"No Sew" Unpaper Towels with KAM Snaps


I Like Big Buttons! A Collection of Pacifier Clip Tutorials October 11 2018

Pacifier Clips are easy to make, fun to embellish, and a great useful gift for a new mom and baby.

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Choose a piece of Fabric, cut it to the dimensions: 14" x 3 1/2", the finished product once ironed, folded and sewn will be approximately 7/8" wide x 12" long. [...]

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 a 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 a 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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I Like Big Buttons! - Fabric Cover Buttons - Easy To Make, Great Impact! October 09 2018

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

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

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

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

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

See our pictorial below:

How to Make Fabric Cover Buttons:

Cover Buttons are easy to assemble:

  1. Cut your fabric scrap. You will want a circle that is about twice the diameter of your button blank.
  2. Put your fabric piece in the larger assembly tool piece (RIGHT SIDE DOWN). When you look into the tool you want to see the back of the fabric.
  3. Place the button front (the domed piece) on top of the fabric. Leave the fabric edges hanging out.
  4. Press the cover button edges down into the tool.
  5. Place the back cover button piece on top of your fabric and button front. If the cover button will be subject to repeated tugging from the back, you may want to add a little e6000 adhesive before attaching the back.
  6. Take the smaller piece of the assembly tool and with the open side down place it on the button back.
  7. Press down. You may hear a pop when the last bit of the button back slips into place. If you take the tool out and the button is not completely secured, just put it back in and press down again.
  8. When you take the small assembly tool piece off, the fabric edges will be secured underneath the button back.
  9. Remove the button from the larger assembly tool piece.
  10. Tada!

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


I Like Big Buttons! LEGO Earrings and Cover Button Bracelet September 24 2018

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.  :)

LEGO Earring Supplies:

LEGO Bracelet Supplies:

  • 11-13 x LEGO Bricks of your choosing (We used 2x2's and LEGO Dots)
  • 1 Disk and Loop Bracelet (We have two sizes available 7.2" or 8.25")
  • E6000 or comparable adhesive

This project would also work great with our Barrettes, Bobby Pins, Badge Reels, or Cufflinks.

Check out our other great jewelry Tutorials, by visiting our DIY Project section here.


How to Make Fabric Cover Button Cuff Links May 31 2018

Supplies:
  • 2 Completed Flat Back Fabric Cover Button (Choose your size, size depends on the statement you want to make)
  • 1 set of Cuff Links
  • 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.  Center and press Cuff Link into place and remove any extra Adhesive.


4.  Let dry and enjoy.


5.  Tada!

You are done! Wear these adorable Cuff Links to match or accent your favorite button-up outfit for an afternoon outing. Enjoy!

Have you seen our KAM Plastic Snap Professional Press at work? May 10 2018

It makes installing KAM Plastic Snaps a breeze! I am in love with our KAM Professional Press and we carry them in pretty Coral.

We are giving a KAM Plastic Snap Professional Press and Long Prong KAM Plastic Snap Starter Pack away right now on our Business Facebook Page in celebration of Mother's Day. (Giveaway good until Monday 05/14/2018)

If you can’t wait, we have our Coral Presses for sale for 10% off on our website right now.  Also, take an additional 10% any of our snap related products with coupon code: SNAPLOVE

KAM Professional Snap Press

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An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #25: Making "No Sew" Pom Pom Flower Shoe Clips (3 Great Tutorials!) December 22 2017

Gift Idea #25:

We made it 25 great Christmas gift tutorials just in time for Christmas! This one is perfect for that last minute accent on your loved one's shoes for Christmas service. 

Making "No Sew" Pom Pom Organza/Chiffon Flower Shoe Clips

Supplies:

  • Organza/Chiffon of your choosing
  • 1" - 1 1/2" circle of White Felt
  • Pair of Shoe Clips
  • Scissors or Accucut Die Machine
  • Hot Glue Gun/Glue or E6000 See More

Making "No Sew" Pom Pom Felt Flower Shoe Clips

Supplies:

  • Sheet of Colored Felt and Sheet of White Felt
  • Pair of Shoe Clips
  • Scissors or Accucut Die Machine
  • Hot Glue Gun/Glue or E6000 See More

Making "No Sew" Pom Pom Fabric Flower Shoe Clips

Supplies:

  • Fabric of your choosing
  • 1" - 1 1/2" circle of White Felt
  • Pair of Shoe Clips
  • Scissors or Accucut Die Machine
  • Hot Glue Gun/Glue or E6000 See More

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An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #24: Making a Felt Coin Purse with KAM Snaps and PDF Pattern December 22 2017

Gift Idea #24:

As the hours draw to a close before Christmas day. A felt coin purse is a great last minute gift that takes only minutes to make. 

Making a Felt Coin Purse with KAM Snaps and PDF Pattern

Supplies:

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An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #23: Fabric Cover Button Pendant Necklace December 21 2017

Gift Idea #23:

Fabric Cover Button Pendants are simple to make and add a stylish twist to any outfit. My oldest and I made some simple Cover Button Pendants for her to share with her dearest friends.

Supplies:

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An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #22: How to make a Reversible Frayed or Finished Edge Coffee Cozy with KAM Snaps and Free PDF Pattern December 21 2017

Gift Idea #22:

I am made a couple cute Coffee Cozys for my cousin a few years back.  She had called me a few weeks before super excited about the idea to make Coffee Cozy with KAM Snaps :).  This gift is perfect for the coffee lover in your life.

How to make a Reversible Frayed Edge Coffee Cozy with KAM Snaps and Free PDF Pattern

Supplies:

How to make a Reversible Coffee Cozy with KAM Snaps and Free PDF Pattern

Supplies:

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An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #21: How To Make Baby Bibs (3 Great Patterns!) December 20 2017

Gift Idea #21:

Three great bib patterns for the new blessings in your life. A wonderful gift any time of the year!

See Full Tutorial: The Ultimate Catch-All Bib by Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop

See Full Tutorial: Reversible Catch-All Bib by The Crazy Tailor

See Full Tutorial: Stay Dry Drooler Bib by Pattern Revolution

#ilikebigbuttons #shopilikebigbuttons #kamsnaps #plasticsnaps #snapping #itsasnap  #babybib #babybibpattern #droolerbibpattern #droolerbib #bibs #bibpattern #babygifts #babylove #christmasidea #gift #christmasgift


An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #20: Making a Crayon Roll with KAM Snaps December 19 2017

Gift Idea #20:

Make a Crayon Roll for the crafty child in your life. Perfect for on the go coloring!

Making a Crayon Roll with KAM Snaps

Supplies:

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An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #19: Making a Snow Queen Inspired Costume with KAM Snaps December 19 2017

Gift Idea #19:

If you have little girls in your life who are obsessed with Frozen and Elsa as my little ones are this may be the gift for you. :)

Supplies:

  • 1 Yard of Snow Queen Snowflake Organza
  • 1 Yard of White Fabric
  • 1 Yard of Tulle (White)
  • 4 Sheets of Felt (White)
  • Silver Sequined Ribbon
  • Teal thread
  • 4 KAM Snap Sets
  • KAM Snap Pliers and Awl
  • Serger Sewing Machine
  • Standard Sewing Machine
  • Long Sleeve T-Shirt (we went with White) See More

#ilikebigbuttons #shopilikebigbuttons #kamsnaps #plasticsnaps #snapping #itsasnap  #everythingtinyiscuter #christmasidea #snowqueen #elsadress #frozen #elsa #anna #gift #christmasgift


An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #18: How to make a Mini Hobo Purse with KAM Snaps and a PDF Pattern December 18 2017

Gift Idea #18:

I am making a Mini Hobo Purse with KAM Snaps for my mini fashionista :P.  There is sure something about miniaturizing any project that makes it even cuter!  I hope you like it as much as I do.

Making a Mini Hobo Purse with KAM Snaps and PDF Pattern

Supplies:

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An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #17: How To Make A Fabric Cover Button Magnet December 18 2017

Gift Idea #17:

A handy kitchen or home accessory: Fabric Cover Button Magnets. You will love the splash of color they add to your loved one's fridge or magnet board and their usefulness.

Supplies:

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

#ilikebigbuttons #shopilikebigbuttons #coverbuttons #fabriccoverbuttons #coverbuttonmagnet #magnets #fridgemagnets #homeaccents #kitchendecor #christmasidea #gift #christmasgift


An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #16: How To Make A Magnetic Pin Cushion/Needle Holder December 17 2017

Gift Idea #16:

A handy sewing accessory: Fabric Cover Button Pin Cushion/Needle Holder. You will love the splash of color they add to your loved one's sewing station and their usefulness!

Supplies:

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

#ilikebigbuttons #shopilikebigbuttons #coverbuttons #fabriccoverbuttons #coverbuttonpincushion #pincushion #needleholder #sewingroomaccents #sewingdecor #christmasidea #gift #christmasgift


An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #15: KAM Snap Felt Christmas Ornaments December 15 2017

Gift Idea #15:

Today I am making some child-proof Christmas ornaments with KAM Snaps.  With lots of little helping hands in my house, our Christmas tree needs some durable and cute ornaments.  These ornaments remind me of ones my mom and dad had on our tree in our curious stages :).  KAM Snap Felt Christmas Ornaments to the rescue!!!

Supplies:

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An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #14: How To Make Fabric Cover Button Push Pins December 14 2017

Gift Idea #14:

These Fabric Cover Button Push Pins make charming home accents for your cork or inspiration board. I am absolutely in love with their bright colors and functionality! These embellished Fabric Push Pins will jazz up your loved one's organization. :) I use mine to get more organized with my kiddos paperwork, schedules, and notes that I need to keep track of. 

Supplies:

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An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #13: How To Make A Fabric Cover Button Clothespins December 13 2017

Gift Idea #13:

These Fabric Cover Button Clothespins make adorable office and home accents. I am absolutely in love with their bright colors and functionality!

How To Make A Fabric Cover Button Mini Clothespin

Supplies:

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

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

How To Make A Fabric Cover Button Full-Size Clothespin

Supplies:

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

#ilikebigbuttons #shopilikebigbuttons #coverbuttons #fabriccoverbuttons #clothpins #coverbuttonclothpins #homeaccents #homedecor #christmasidea #gift #christmasgift


An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #12: How to Make Fabric Cover Button Barrettes and Bobby Pins December 12 2017

Gift Idea #12:

For the girls in your life, Fabric Cover Button Barrettes and Bobby Pins are simple to make with lots of impact.

Fabric Cover Button Barrettes

Supplies:

  • 2 Completed Flat Back Fabric Cover Button (Choose your size, Size 20 through Size 36 all work great, size depends on the statement you want to make)
  • Snap Barrettes
  • E6000 or comparable adhesive See More

Fabric Cover Button Bobby Pins

Supplies:

  • 1 Completed Flat Back Fabric Cover Button (Choose your size, Size 20 through Size 45 all work great, size depends on the statement you want to make)
  • Bobby Pin
  • E6000 or comparable adhesive See More


An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #11: How To Make A Cuff Bracelet with Upcycled Jeans and KAM Snaps December 11 2017

Gift Idea #11:

A great gift from unsalvageable jeans is a cute Upcycled Cuff Bracelet. If you are like us, you have a ready stack of holey jeans that are waiting for a new purpose.

Upcycled Jean Cuff Bracelet with KAM Snaps

Supplies for an Upcycled Jean Cuff Bracelet:

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Upcycled Jean Cuff Bracelet with Embroidery and KAM Snaps

Supplies for an Upcycled Jean Embroidered Cuff Bracelet:

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#ilikebigbuttons #shopilikebigbuttons #kamsnaps #plasticsnaps #snapping #itsasnap #christmasidea #gift #christmasgift

 


An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #10: How to Make a Hanging Kitchen Towel with KAM Snaps December 08 2017



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Gift Idea #10:

Hanging Kitchen Towels are easy to make, functional, and add a nice punch of color to any kitchen. 

Supplies:

Instructions:

1.   My towel is 12" wide so I decided to do 4 sets of KAM Snaps to make sure the towel doesn't sag.  With a ruler and a marker, I marked 1/4" down x 1" in on each corner and then 3" over from each corner mark. See More

Pin for Later: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/201184308328848275/

#ilikebigbuttons #shopilikebigbuttons #kamsnaps #plasticsnaps #kitchengear #kitchenideas #snapping #itsasnap #christmasidea #gift #christmasgift


An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #9: How To Make Pacifier Clips December 07 2017

Gift Idea #9:

Pacifier Clips are easy to make, fun to embellish, and a great useful gift for a new mom and baby.

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Choose a piece of Fabric, cut it to the dimensions: 14" x 3 1/2", the finished product once ironed, folded and sewn will be approximately 7/8" wide x 12" long. [...]

#ilikebigbuttons #shopilikebigbuttons #kamsnaps #plasticsnaps #pacifiersupplies #pacifierclips #nosew #buttonstylepacifiers #craftsupplies #babygifts #christmasgifts #christmasideas #babysfirstchristmas

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 a 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 a 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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An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #8: How To Make Fabric Cover Button Jumbo Paper Clip Bookmarks December 06 2017

Gift Idea #8:

Use these adorable Paper Clip Bookmarks as a Christmas gift for your special loved one to hold their place in their favorite book or cookbook.  Enjoy!

Supplies:

Instructions:

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

Pin for Later: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/201184308334558670/

‪#‎ilikebigbuttons‬ ‪#paperclips #jumboclips #bookmarks #bookmarker #coverbuttons #fabriccoverbuttons‎ #tutorial #shopilikebigbuttons


An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #7: How to make a Bandana Bib with KAM Snaps and a PDF Pattern December 05 2017

Gift idea #7:  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:

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.  ... See More

Pin it for later: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/201184308328918372/

‪#‎ilikebigbuttons‬ ‪#‎kamsnaps‬ ‪#‎plasticsnaps #bandanabib #droolbib #tutorial #pdfpattern #shopilikebigbuttons

Snapping is so easy! You can do it!

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An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #6: How to Make Cover Button Badge Reels December 04 2017

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Gift idea #6:  One of our most popular tutorials, Cover Button Badge Reels are a great gift for the Medical Professional, Teachers, or anyone that uses an ID card or swipe card in your life. Easy to monogram or personalize and add extra pizzazz to your loved ones work attire!

Supplies:

Steps:

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

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An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #5: How To Make Fabric Cover Button Earrings December 01 2017

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

Supplies:

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

Steps:

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

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An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #4: How To Make Fabric Cover Button Christmas Cards November 30 2017

Gift idea #4:  These charming Christmas cards are adorable and easy to make using Fabric Cover Buttons.  You could embellish these additionally by making the cover buttons Cover Buttons earrings with our Earring Supplies: Earring Posts or Clip Ons and it could double as a gift and Christmas Card.  Check it out!

Supplies:

Instructions:

1.  Cut your fabric scrap. You will want a circle that is about twice the diameter of your button blank or use one of our handy Plastic Cover Button TemplatesSee More

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An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #3: Five Ways To Make Key Fob Hardware Wristlets November 22 2017

Gift idea #3:  Key Fob Hardware Wristlets are a great useful and personal gift to give.  Key Fob Hardware is simple to use and produces amazing results.  Just add your fabric, ribbon, webbing, or embroidery for an instant, elegant wristlet.  Check it out!

Five fun and simple tutorials:

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

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An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #2: How to make a Sensory Ribbon Baby Tag Blanket with KAM Snaps & Pacifier Supplies November 20 2017

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Gift Idea #2:  Fun and functional, Sensory Ribbon Tag Blanket with BONUS accessories make a great gift for any sweet little person in your life.  Use KAM Snaps or a KAM Pacifier Clip to make your blanket attachable or unthrowable :).  Add KAM Snaps, MAM Pacifier Rings or Pacifier O-Rings to add a Pacifier holder to your tag blanket.  I used them all :P to show you the different options.

Supplies:

Instructions:

1.  Cut the Fabric and Minky material to 12"x12" squares and cut your mix of ribbon 8 in 5" lengths, 7 in 8" lengths, and 1 in 12" length.  See More

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An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #1: How To Make Unpaper Towels with KAM Snaps November 14 2017

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Only 41 days until Christmas, how did that happen !?!

Gift Idea #1

An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #7:  3 Ways To Make Unpaper Towels with KAM Snaps:  Unpaper towels make a great, attractive, and functional gift for your loved ones.  We have 3 easy tutorials that show you how to make them.  Standard Sewing Machine, Serger, or "No Sew" just pick your skill level and you can have these decorative and functional unpaper towels in your kitchen.

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.  See More

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I Like Big Buttons! – How To Make A Fabric Cover Button Pendant October 03 2017

Fabric Cover Button Pendants are simple to make and add a stylish twist to any outfit. My oldest and I made some simple Cover Button Pendants for her to share with her dearest friends. We integrated her school colors into the design. We are in love with how they turned out. Can't wait to hear how her friends react!!!

We carry Pendant Bezel Trays in 23 mm (Size 36) and 38 mm (Size 60). They are available in three finishes: Silver, Antique Brass, and Gunmetal. We chose Size 60 for our project.

First Step:

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

See our pictorial below:

How to Make Fabric Cover Buttons:

Cover Buttons are easy to assemble:

  1. Cut your fabric scrap. You will want a circle that is about twice the diameter of your button blank.
  2. Put your fabric piece in the larger assembly tool piece (RIGHT SIDE DOWN). When you look into the tool you want to see the back of the fabric.
  3. Place the button front (the domed piece) on top of the fabric. Leave the fabric edges hanging out.
  4. Press the cover button edges down into the tool.
  5. Place the back cover button piece on top of your fabric and button front. If the cover button will be subject to repeated tugging from the back, you may want to add a little e6000 adhesive before attaching the back.
  6. Take the smaller piece of the assembly tool and with the open side down place it on the button back.
  7. Press down. You may hear a pop when the last bit of the button back slips into place. If you take the tool out and the button is not completely secured, just put it back in and press down again.
  8. When you take the small assembly tool piece off, the fabric edges will be secured underneath the button back.
  9. Remove the button from the larger assembly tool piece.
  10. Tada!

*The only addendum to the above instructions was that we cut out small 3/4" red felt hearts to sandwich between each piece of lace and fabric. You will want to do this before placing the fabric upside down on the tool. Once you press the button cap into place, you can flip our translucent tool over and make sure the heart is placed where you want it.

Step 2:

  1. Carefully apply E6000 to the inside edges of the Pendant Bezel.
  2. Press the assembled Fabric Cover Button into place.
  3. Let dry for the recommended time, add necklace or cord as we did, and enjoy.
  4. Tada!

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


Our 5 Most Popular Cover Button Tutorials - I Like Big Buttons! September 19 2017

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

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

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

Here are our 5 most popular Cover Button Tutorials:

#1 - Fabric Cover Button Push Pins

#2 - Fabric Cover Button Badge Reels

#3 - Fabric Cover Button Paper Clip Bookmarks

#4 - Lace and Fabric Cover Button Earrings

#5 - Fabric Cover Button Snap Barrettes


Our 5 Most Popular KAM Plastic Snap Tutorials For Babies & Toddlers - I Like Big Buttons! September 12 2017



KAM plastic snaps are a SNAP to use and work almost anywhere Velcro or sewable button can be used. Here are some great Baby and Toddler KAM plastic snap tutorials from our KAM Plastic Snap Project Page!

#1 - Bib Bandana with KAM Plastic Snaps and a PDF Pattern

#2 - Sensory Ribbon Baby Tag Blanket with KAM Plastic Snaps and Pacifier Supplies

#3 - The Ultimate Catch-All Bib with KAM Plastic Snaps

#4 - “No Sew” Leash for a Toddler Cup with KAM Plastic Snaps

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

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