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Topic: TUTORIAL Fabric covered badges sans button machine  (Read 3400 times)
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« on: October 16, 2006 12:16:08 PM »

Well, if you are a scrubbo craftster like me, you too enjoy making things without the proper materials or techniques.  Wink This was my latest conquest- recovering existing badges with fabric.
I liberated a handful of free badges from the new castle in Sherbourne when I was on holiday in England. They said, HISTORY MATTERS (I mention that because I felt kind of guilty about taking so many for my own evil use, so I will give the good cause some free advertising) But you can use any button you already have, and pull it apart to create a new one. I scraped some of the plastic/paper off with a scapel and pulled it all off. The badge then separates easily into two pieces, like so.

I then cut a larger circle of fabric. Stretchy fabric works very well for this.
Do a running stitch around the perimetre of the circle, slip it over the metal circle and pull the thread to gather it. This keeps the fabric in place while you put the button back together, and also makes the edge of the button all smooth, with no creases.

Then simply pop the button back together. It is so easy, but effective. Here's the ones I've already made, including one from unstretchy fabric which actually worked really well.

Well, I found this exciting. Free, simple, effective. Yay.
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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2006 05:29:49 PM »

I've got tons of old buttons but was unsure if they could be redone-thanks for the info!
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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2006 02:31:36 AM »

pretty! This would be a good way to reuse old badges with terrible cringey teenage sentiments on them. DO they hold up ok? I suppose you could E6000 the buggers so that they couldn't move.
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