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Thread: Anyone make fabric covered buttons with no kits?

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    Senior Member blzzrdqueen's Avatar
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    I want to purchase a wholesale lot of buttons on Ebay for bags and such and I want to be able to cover them with the fabrics that match the bags I make...does anyone know how to do this without purchasing kits...I just want to cover regular two or four holed buttons...thanks!!

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    Super Member Tussymussy's Avatar
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    I haven't actually done this, but couldn't you cover them with a circle, and treat it like a yoyo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tussymussy
    I haven't actually done this, but couldn't you cover them with a circle, and treat it like a yoyo?
    That's what I was thinking, think of the button as a template for EPP. It probably wouldn't work for tiny buttons, since you wouldn't have enough room for a stable seam allowance, but anything over 3/4" or so would probably work.

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    Have never covered buttons with holes but do remember covering round buttons with a shank many years ago. Guess you could cover ordinary flat ones. As Tussymussy said use a circle of material and treat like a yoyo.

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    I dont know why u couldnt " decopodge" the front of the button and just give it several coats of varnish?

    Good luck..
    Can't wait to see a new repurposed button!!

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    Use heavy thread to make a thick shank, pad the surface of the button with a dot of batting, felt or interfacing and then do the yo-yo bit as previous reply recommended.

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    no, but I will surf and see if I can find anything for you

    1. http://spinspin-handmade.blogspot.co...c-covered.html

    2. to purchase button parts in bulk
    http://stores.coverbuttons.net/StoreFront.bok

    3. http://nuvonova.blogspot.com/2008/09...=1220894400000

    Quote Originally Posted by blzzrdqueen
    I want to purchase a wholesale lot of buttons on Ebay for bags and such and I want to be able to cover them with the fabrics that match the bags I make...does anyone know how to do this without purchasing kits...I just want to cover regular two or four holed buttons...thanks!!

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