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A Very Merry I Like Big Buttons! Christmas Gift Idea #3 - Pin Cushion/Needle Minder November 23 2022

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!

Our buttons range from 1/2 inch to 1 7/8 inches in diameter. We also carry them in both flat back (glueable) and wire back (sewable).

Check out I Like Big Buttons! for more Cover Button tutorials, tips and crafty ideas.


A Very Merry I Like Big Buttons! Christmas Gift Idea #2 - Unpaper Towels November 21 2022

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 MachineSerger, or "No Sew" just pick your skill level and you can have these decorative and functional unpaper towels in your kitchen. Today, we are demonstrating how to make Unpaper Towels with a Serger.

See all our Unpaper Towel Tutorials and other great KAM Plastic Snap ideas here.


A Very Merry I Like Big Buttons! Christmas Gift Idea #1 - Christmas Cards November 17 2022

Fabric Cover Button Christmas Cards

Today, I am working on some cute Christmas cards using Fabric Cover Buttons. They turned out lovely. You can also make the Cover Buttons into earrings with our Earring Supplies and it can double as a gift and Christmas Card.

Our buttons range from 1/2 inch to 1 7/8 inches in diameter. We also carry them in both flat back (glueable) and wire back (sewable).

Check out I Like Big Buttons! for more Cover Button tutorials, tips and crafty ideas.


Sometimes, you just got to craft! November 09 2022

😍 Sometimes, you just got to craft! I found this gorgeous fabric at the craft store. Last week, I asked for your help deciding what I should turn it into. I ended up going with Cover Button Earrings, and I love how they turned out!
 
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What You Can Do Key Fob Hardware @ ILikeBigButtons.com September 14 2022


Key Fob Hardware is simple to use and produces amazing results.  Here are a few examples of what you can make. Just add your fabric, ribbon, or webbing for an instant, elegant wristlet. 

 
#keyfobhardware #keyfobwristlets #wristlets #keychains #keyfobs #keyfob #craftstore #craftsupplies #letsbecrafty #ilikebigbuttons

How-To Alter a Halter Top Swimsuit with KAM Plastic Snaps July 27 2022

We bought this cute swimsuit for my daughter a little while ago. The swimsuit is totally adorable, but both she and I felt it tended to slip a little too far down in the front as the day went along. KAM plastic snaps to the rescue! We turned her halter top swimsuit into a standard strapped swimsuit in just a few seconds with KAM plastic snaps.

Supplies:

(Original Halter Top - Back Style)

First, we decided that we wanted the ends to crisscross and tuck into the back of the swimsuit, to give the illusion that the straps were sewn in place. We also wanted to leave to halter top feature in case she wanted to wear the straps tied up when sunbathing.  

We used G100 - Marina (Blue) to coordinate with the swimsuit's warm sea blue color. Because we wanted the straps to tuck into the suit, we installed the KAM snap Cap and Socket on the back of the swimsuit with the Cap facing out. We, then, installed the KAM snap Cap and Stud on the swimsuit strap so that the Stud faced out.

Then we simply crisscrossed the straps and snapped them in place. It's a snap!

We are pleased with how it turned out. It looks like it was always meant to be a strapped swimsuit and it can easily be converted back into a halter top at a moments notice.

Tada! Time to go lounge at the swimming pool!

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


Throwback Thursday! KAM Plastic Snaps Removal Video Using Cuticle Cutters July 14 2022

Throwback Thursday! Plastic snap removal video using cuticle cutters to remove a KAM plastic snap socket or stud. A great alternate way to remove misformed or broken snaps if you don't own KAM Plastic Snap Removal pliers.


How-To: Magnetic Pin Cushion/Needle Holder July 13 2022

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.


Tag Sensory Blankets May 31 2022

I love making these because they are simple,

my babies loved them,

and they are easy to sew.

Link to Tutorial

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Fabric and Cotton Webbing Key Fob Hardware Wristlet May 24 2022

How to Make a Fabric and Cotton Webbing Key Fob Hardware Wristlet by ILikeBigButtons.com
 
These are simple to make with amazing results.
 
 

How to make Cover Button Earrings with I Like Big Buttons! DIY Kit April 27 2022

Here is what you will receive a DIY Cover Button Earring KIT from ILikeBigButtons.com. Just a few quick steps to make a fun accent for any outfit or gift for a loved one!

How To Install KAM Plastic Snaps with KAM Hand Pliers @ ILikeBigButtons.com March 29 2022

How To Install KAM Plastic Snaps with KAM Hand Pliers. It's easy-peasy and a snap to do.

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

How to make Cover Button Paper Clips/Bookmarks with I Like Big Buttons! DIY Kit March 21 2022

Here is what you will receive a DIY Cover Button Jumbo Paper Clip KIT from ILikeBigButtons.com. Just a few quick steps to make a gift for the booklover in your life!

How to make Cover Button Bookmarks here.


How to make Cover Button Barrettes with I Like Big Buttons! DIY Kit March 15 2022

How to make Cover Button Barrettes with I Like Big Buttons! DIY Kit

Here is what you will receive a DIY Cover Button Barrette KIT from ILikeBigButtons.com. Just a few quick steps to make a fun accent for any outfit or gift for a loved one!


KAM® Snap Removal Pliers Sale @ ILikeBigButtons.com March 07 2022

Do you own a set of KAM® Snap Removal Pliers yet? They may be my favorite KAM tool. They take the frustration out of removing broken or miss-set snaps. And they're a Snap to use!

If you need to remove a plastic snap, this is by far the easiest means for removing it and our KAM Snap Removal Pliers are on sale right now.


How To Install Grommets with KAM® DK-93 Professional Press @ ILikeBigButtons.com February 24 2022

It's easy-peasy and a snap to do. We sell both Silver and Gunmetal finish in 5 mm, 7 mm, and 10 mm grommets/eyelets. Visit our KAM grommets and KAM tools --> Shop with Confidence!


How To Install Pronged Studs/Double-Sided Snaps @ ILikeBigButtons.com February 14 2022

Have you ever used KAM® Pronged Studs?

Pronged studs or Double-sided Snaps enable snap stacking. They take the place of a cap and allow your item to be snapped from both sides. While typically used to make a double-sided snap, they can be daisy-chained.
See a KAM® Snap Daisy-Chaining tutorial here.

How To Install KAM Snaps With Tabletop Press @ ILikeBigButtons! February 08 2022

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

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

Our Coral Presses 10% OFF on our website right now. AND our 25 sets of KAM plastic snaps are JUST 85¢!!!

Shop with Confidence!


February Newsletter has arrived! @ ILikeBigButtons.com February 02 2022

 

 

HAVE YOU READ OUR FEBRUARY I LIKE BIG BUTTONS! NEWSLETTER AND CHECKED OUT OUR NEW DK-93 PRESS HOW-TO VIDEOS, EXCLUSIVE NEWSLETTER GIVEAWAY, AND OTHER GREAT I LIKE BIG BUTTONS! NEWS?


If you are a subscriber make sure to enter to win our February Giveaway! The link is in the I Like Big Buttons! newsletter in the February Giveaway section.

If you aren't a subscriber yet, here's the LINK to join in on the fun!

* 1 email per month with current sales and bi-monthly email with giveaway or flash sale notification ILikeBigButtons.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Opening the clip is a 2-step process.

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

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

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

 

Shop with Confidence!


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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shop with confidence!

Where to find us:

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

I Like Big Buttons and crew!


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

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

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

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

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

Have a great crafty day,
ILikeBigButtons.com

 


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

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

See Full Pictorial here


Have you subscribed to the I Like Big Buttons! newsletter? January 03 2022

Have you read our January I Like Big Buttons! newsletter and checked out our brand new cover button tutorial, exclusive newsletter giveaway, and other great I Like Big Buttons! news?

If you aren't a subscriber yet, here's the LINK to join in on the fun!

* 1 email per month with current sales and bi-monthly email with giveaway or flash sale notification ILikeBigButtons.com.


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

 

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


ILikeBigButtons.com Supply List:

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


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

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

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

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

KAM Snap Vision Ordering Chart_pricing

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

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

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


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

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

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

Supplies:

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

2. Fold and iron the Fabric in half with the wrong sides together.

3. Unfold and iron the Fabric in half again long sides to the center. Iron Fusible Fleece to the left or right center column of the fabric, depending on how you want to fold it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14. Press the assembled Fabric Cover Button into place.

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

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


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

Which KAM® snap color would you pick?

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

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

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

See our color chart!


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

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

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

Make these adorable Snap Barrettes to match or accent your loved ones favorite outfit or dress up their favorite t-shirt and jeans for an afternoon outing. Enjoy!

Supplies:

  • 1-2 Completed Flat Back Fabric Cover Button (Choose your size, Size 20 through Size 36 all work great, size depends on the statement you want to make)
  • 2 Snap Barrettes
  • E6000 or comparable adhesive

Steps:

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

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

3.  Clean both surfaces of dust.

4.  Apply E6000 to back of Cover Button.

5.  Press Snap Barrette into place and remove any extra Adhesive. On smaller sized Cover buttons center on the glue pad, as they increase in size adjust glue pad accordingly.

6.  Let dry and enjoy.

7.  Tada!

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


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

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

KAM Plastic Snap Love Video

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

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

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

Have a great crafty day,

The Crew @ ILikeBigButtons.com


Tag Sensory Blankets @ ILikeBigButtons.com September 09 2021

 

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

Link to Tag Sensory Blanket Tutorial


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

So many 😍 Key Fob Wristlets.

ILikeBigButtons.com Supply List:

 

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


School Must-Haves @ ILikeBigButtons.com August 24 2021

 

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

Shop Cover Buttons @ ILikeBigButtons.com

Shop Jumbo Paper Clips @ ILikeBigButtons.com

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


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