|Fabric covered buttons set|
I was chuffed to tiny pieces, I have never tinkered with fabric covered buttons before, so I thought I would share with you the how to, and also I have a real brooch making thang going on at the moment, so the buttons came along at just the right time.
What you will need is the following
Fabric to cover your button
Button, this comes in 2 parts front and back
Button covering tool , again 2 parts , a cup like piece and a smaller presser type piece
Pen or pencil
|Fabric covered buttons supplies|
First grab your scrap of fabric and your button top, this is the slightly domed piece of the button, you want to place this on your fabric, wrong side of the fabric facing up, and draw around the button leaving a good seam allowance around, for example my button was 1 inch in diameter and my circle was 2 inches in diameter.
Cut the circle of fabric out.
|Fabric covered buttons preparation|
Now place your fabric centrally right side facing down inside the larger cup part of the covering tool as shown below
And place your button front dome side facing down on top of the fabric, you can see there is enough fabric to tuck inside the button
Tuck the fabric toward centre and place your button back on top, pin side facing up
Sorry the next bit was too tricky to photograph as I was on my own and needed both hands. Use the other part of the covering tool to force the back down onto the front of the button, you may need to press quite hard and will feel a bit of a pop when they are together.
And there you have it one covered button
|Finished fabric covered button|
And for the observant among you, my button covering tool does not possess magical fabric altering qualities, nor is it a mini time machine leaping through space and time, I forgot to photograph the finished button before I used it so photographed another for you to see the end result.
As you can see below I have gone a bit mad with the covered buttons and have been making beautiful Summer brooches for my Etsy shop,take a look what do you think ?
You can have a look at my other handmade goodies available to buy by looking in my Etsy shop