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Topic: Custom fabric button help! Need something strong  (Read 596 times)
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« on: October 19, 2010 01:23:21 PM »

I'm making bags with a button closure. I want the button to look seamless and discreet so i've been using 'Dritz' brand 'cover buttons' to make my own fabric covered buttons in the same material as my bag. The problem i'm having is that the hook on the back keeps coming off the back of the button. The back piece is still in place, it's just that the hook has unhooked itself from the back. This is after a couple of days of normal use. I need an alternative!  I really need to be able to cover buttons in my own fabric but I need something that will last much longer!!

I've scoured the internet and I can only find the Dritz brand button covers.

Anyone know of a heavier duty button making kit I can use?

I know of the trick of taking a normal shank button, sewing your circle of fabric around the edges, placing the button inside and then pulling the string to tighten it around the shank. That is problematic for me because I sometimes use fabrics that would not work for! 

Here's a link to the ones i'm using: http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/productdetail.jsp?pageName=search&flag=true&PRODID=xprd357330

Ideally i'd like to use something like these, but I have been unable to find them any place other than this site...  which does not look like a great site to order from. I'm referring to the 'Aluminium Mould Buttons" which is the second picture on that page. The back piece and hoop is all one piece, which seems sturdier to me. http://www.buttonsfromindia.com/mouldbutton.html 
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2011 12:09:22 PM »

Sometimes Home Decor focused shops have a button maker, they're meant for upholstery so they'll last longer, but be more expensive- like $1 each.
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