How to Make a Tufting Button
Whether it’s a bench or a headboard, tufted upholstery is a classic way to add luxury to your space. Get in on the action by making your own tufted buttons. These tiny details will make your next tufting project easier and more stylish.
If you’re planning a tufting project, lessen some of the legwork by creating the buttons ahead of time. Each button should be covered in the same fabric as the overall upholstery for a consistent look. You may get lucky and find pre-upholstered buttons that match your fabric at a local fabric shop, but oftentimes you’ll need to cover them yourself. Luckily, there’s a straightforward process for creating tufted buttons.
First, you’ll need a button kit. These easy-to-use kits can be found in a variety of sizes both online and in sewing supply stores. Make sure that your kit includes a template, mold, pusher, and several buttons with backs. You’ll also need fabric scraps. The exact amount of fabric depends on how many buttons you plan to make.
Ready to get tufting? Follow these simple steps and you’ll be covering buttons like a pro in no time!