I bought my first button press about eight years ago. I had visions of making buttons from everything around me – postage stamps, newspaper classifieds, doodles and FABRIC. It was a disappointing moment when I realized that the button press always tore or stretched the fabric. It didn’t stop me from making thousands of buttons from everything else, but it was always a sore spot that fabric was not an option.
How excited was I to read this post on WhipUp today about this tutorial that shows an ingenuous way to make covering buttons with fabric work. It’s absolutely brilliant! This could pose a serious problem for scrap-hoarders, it makes a mere 1.5″ round piece of scrap worth holding onto.
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this might work with some iron-on interfacing or something of the sort…
Oooh! Drat you for posting this! As if hoarding wasn’t already a problem… “Clear the way to the Button Maker! Out of my WAY!!” 🙂
angelune – Interfacing might work too. I just used some sticker labels I already had, and it worked perfectly.
Johanna – You know you LOVE finding more ways to thrift every last inch of fabric!
Hi I tried clicking in the tuturial but flicker tells me that “Oops! You don’t have permission to view this page”. Am I doing something wrong?
I just read up on this, i knew you posted it awhile ago.
thanks for sharing that tutorial karyn!!!!
which badge maker would you reccomend???? i love your ideas 😉
where can i get one and for how much?!
Was extremely disappointed when I couldn’t view this tutorial 🙁
Hi Suz – Oh no! I didn’t realize the tutorial was gone. Basically she used a blank sticker label that you stick on the back of the circle of fabric. This makes it sturdy enough to go into the button maker. Perhaps I need to do my own tutorial for this!