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sparklepixi
« on: July 24, 2005 11:48:56 AM »

I was just curious about where everyone buys their button//badge makers. I would like to get a semi-cheap one and would prefer to buy it in a store rather than online. I've looked all around my town but no where seems to have it, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2005 02:38:48 PM »

i bought mine online at americanbuttonmachines.com, a heavy duty machine, but totally worth it.  if you want something cheap (and you'll get what you pay for) try badgeaminit.com, they have cheap ones that run about $30.  dont know about not buying offline  tho . . .
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Jennickell
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2005 02:40:27 PM »

Dr Dons buttons
www.buttonsonline.com
or
www.buybuttonparts.com

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rayndeigh
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2006 11:57:11 AM »

if you want a really basic one or don't have a lot of money, go to a.c. moore and get the badge factory by the bead shop. the box shows lots of cheesy buttons, but it doesn't come with premade templates so you don't have to make their silly designs. its quite good for the money and a.c. moore also sells refills. just be careful not to over-wind it.
i wanted a button maker, but didn't have the money to spend on a good one. this has definitely done the trick, and done it pretty well. its cool because the backs are safety pins, not normal button backs. my friend accidentally biked over one and smooshed the pin. we just replaced it. with a normal back, we would have been stuck.
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2006 12:10:50 PM »

i bought my last 1000 parts here
http://www.americanbuttonmachines.com/
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2006 08:18:17 AM »

Are there any button makers in particular that handle thin fabric well (instead of paper)?

I wouldn't want it to jam or not seal the button properly.

Thanks!

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macgirl_k
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2006 11:04:31 PM »

How about this one? Does it look ok to buy if I just want to make a few buttons?
http://www.buybuttonparts.com/shop/button-maker-starter-kit-p-1232.html
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Jennickell
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2006 07:13:27 PM »

Are there any button makers in particular that handle thin fabric well (instead of paper)?

I wouldn't want it to jam or not seal the button properly.

Thanks!

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My friend just recently bought a 1.5 inch press and used it to make fabric covered buttons and it has worked very well (she makes coordinatieng buttons to go on the bags she makes).
I havent tried it with my 1 inch press yet.

Also, do not buy the 1.25 inch hand press kit, it is crap, the only way to get good buttons is to spend the money and get an automated press.

Also.... I really like www.buybuttonsparts.com, just had pretty good luck with them.
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alana1223
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2007 08:23:33 PM »

What's the best beginner's standard size?

I'm thinking about 2 1/4, but maybe that's a little too big?
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