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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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/

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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. [...]

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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/

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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/

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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

Pin for Later: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/201184308328305025/

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How To Make Fabric Cover Button Badge Reels Video:

How To Make Fabric Cover Button Badge Reels Pictorial:

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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

Pin for Later:

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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

#ilikebigbuttons #tutorials #coverbuttons #christmas #christmascards

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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

See More

#ilikebigbuttons #keyfob #keyfobwristlets #christmasideas #shopilikebigbuttons #wristlets #fobs

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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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Second Example:


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

#ilikebigbuttons #kamsnaps #plasticsnaps #unpapertowels #christmasideas #shoplikebigbuttons #christmascountdown #christmastime #gifts #christmasgifts

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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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I Like Big Buttons! How To Apply KAM Plastic Snaps With Hand Pliers August 28 2017

How To Apply KAM Plastic Snaps With Hand Pliers Slideshow:

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How To Apply KAM Plastic Snaps With Hand Pliers Video:

Today I spent the day laying out a photo slideshow of how to apply KAM plastic snaps with hand pliers. Installing snaps is, well, a SNAP to do! Check out how simple it is below.

Supplies:

 

1. Use the Awl to poke a hole where you want to install the KAM plastic snap.

2. Press the plastic snap Cap through the hole created by the Awl. The prong of the Cap will be visible.

3. Settle the Socket over the prong shaft.

4. Use the Hand Pliers to install the Cap and Socket together.

5. The Cap should be securely nestled in the die before you apply pressure. I am using Size 20 snaps so the T5 die is installed. Each size of snap has a correlating die.

6. Apply firm hand pressure. The rubber head should bulge slightly as pictured.

7. The prong of the Cap is now flattened. When formed, the prong will compress and form a 'mushroom' shape to hold the Cap and Socket together.

8. Repeat steps to create the Stud side of the snap. Create a hole with the Awl and insert the Cap. The prong of the Cap will be visible.

9. Settle the Stud over the prong shaft.

9. Use the Hand Pliers to install the Cap and Stud together.

10. Apply firm hand pressure. The rubber stopper should bulge slightly.

11. The prong of the Cap is now flattened. When formed, the prong will compress and form a 'mushroom' shape to hold the Cap and Stud together.

12. Now simply press the snaps sides together.

13. You have created a plastic snap that is durable, functional, and adds a colorful finish to your project.

 

14. Both sides of your snap have a clean finished look.

15. Happy Snapping!!!

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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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