MIY Covered Button

Learn how to cover buttons with your favorite fabrics to personalize your sewing and embroidery projects, and create cute gifts!

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Materials: Covered button kit (includes buttons, mold, and pusher) Fabric piece at least twice as big as covered button (and large enough to fit in small hoop) Water- or heat-soluble marking pen, such as FriXion disappearing- ink marker Small embroidery hoop Embroidery needle Clear covered button template (optional)

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1. Follow the covered button kit packaging instructions to create a template. Or use an acrylic covered button template, such as the one we used from Dritz (dritz.com). Templates are designed for common button sizes.

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2. Cut out traced circle on outer line.

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3. Center fabric, wrong side up, over mold. Hold fabric firmly, and press button shell into mold with smooth, curved edge facedown.

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4. Tuck raw edges of fabric into button shell. Place button back over tucked fabric with button shank facing up.

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5. Press down firmly with pusher to snap button into place.

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6. Remove covered button from mold.

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