DIY Project :: Fabric Buttons

I’m pulling this DIY project out of the history books.  We created the fabric covered buttons for our “Southern Weddings Escort Card Challenge” and I think it’s a great DIY project for brides, especially since buttons are a hot trend for weddings in 2013.  Before we get to the tutorial, here are some ideas on how you can incorporate them into your big day.

So, are you ready to start making buttons for your wedding too? Think about making them with burlap or even lace. A great idea would be to cover an inexpensive solid cover fabric with a piece of lace. So pretty! Also fabric stores have remnant pieces of fabric that are highly discounted and would be perfect for this. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns and textures too!

Okay, well, hopefully, I have convinced you…here you go!

What you will need:
Fabric (we used 100% cotton)
Button Kit (1 1/8” – size 45)

1. Turn your fabric wrong side up and trace a circle of fabric with a pencil, using the
template provided in the kit. (It’s a clear plastic circle, so don’t lose it!)

2. Cut out fabric circle

3. Place circle wrong side up onto top of button making base (it’s the rubber round

4. Next place the silver metal disc – it’s the concave piece that will end up being
covered with the material to make the button

5. Push down the silver disc into the rubber bottom and fold in the extra fabric
towards the center

6. Place button back on top – keeping the fabric tucked down – and use the blue
cap to place over top of the button backing and press down firmly until you hear
a click.

7. Now, pop your button out of the rubber base – voila…button!

Photos from Southern Weddings | Liz and Ryan | Martha Stewart | Pinterest

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