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« on: December 21, 2003 07:00:25 PM »

Has anyone made their own buttons before? Not the pin kind, but sewing buttons! I'd like to cover my own buttons with vintage fabrics and stuff, but I don't know where to start. Can you buy a kit for this? I did a search on google, but I couldn't seem to find anything. I remember seeing them make buttons on trading spaces or some show like that, it was really neat.

Anyone do this here? Is it hard? Is the kit (if there is one) expensive? Would craft stores carry it? So many questions!!
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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2003 11:59:35 PM »

You can buy the button blanks in various sizes at most fabric stores.  The packages usually come with 4 to 6 buttons and backs inside as well as a rubber thingy and a metal piece that you use to secure the fabric on the button.  Sorry for the bad explaination, the package will have easy to follow instructions.  Once you have the little kit, you can just buy packages of button blanks.  Then you can go to town with your fabric choices: vintage fabrics and scarves, velvets, embroidery, etc.

« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2003 03:13:09 PM »

actually, i'm really glad you brought this up.  i've never thought of making my own buttons.  what are you gonna use your buttons for???  just curious Smiley  btw, i do remember seeing the button kits at *walmart.*
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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2003 01:09:49 PM »

yeah thanks guys! my mom bought me some!

i wanted to make "pins" out of them, for my jacket, but i haven't figured out a good way to attach them, or even if i will. i don't want to sew them though.

i just like the fact, i can make my own! (sort of!)
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2003 02:09:28 PM »

I made toss pillows before and put a fabric covered button in the center. I used the kit from walmart and it worked pretty well.


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