Fabric covered buttons, originally uploaded by the workroom.

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.