Fabric covered buttons

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I saw these button cover kits at Atlantic Fabric and Crafts in Nova Scotia, and got some ideas.

First you cut a circle of fabric based on the template on the back. I used a smaller circle since the one they suggested was too big

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Then you tuck the fabric into the button I used some Glue Dots to hold it in place since the brocade was pretty slippery.

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Then you push the button backing into the button front.

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Once it’s snapped in, you push it in further with the little tool that’s provided.

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Once you’re done, pry the button out of the rubber mold et voilĂ !

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You can loop a metal-free elastic into the loop on the back and make cute hair elastics. Or you can use them to thread into your memory boards or French whatchamacallits.

Posted on September 2nd 2012 in Buttons

CURD 2012!

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Good friend and amazing artist, Emily, contacted me on behalf of CURD to do some custom buttons for their upcoming rally. She designed an amazing poster, and based the button images off of it. I had a few misfires with the new supplies, but I threw in a handful of extras to make up for it. That’s part of the charm of things that are made by hand! Anyway, I hope they like them! I think they turned out awesome!

Sheets of images

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Lots of little circles!

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VoilĂ ! Buttons!

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Posted on July 31st 2012 in Buttons, custom work