7 Of My Favorite Craft Quotes – I Like Big Buttons!

I love crafting quotes; they are so clever. Here are seven of my personal favorites. Each one makes me laugh out loud and holds at least for me, more than a grain of truth.

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I Like Big Buttons! – How To Make A Fabric Cover Button Brooch Pin

Today I would make a Fabric Cover Button Brooch Pin. I have gotten a number of questions about how to turn Cover Buttons into Brooch Pins. This adorable fabric inspired me to make some cute embellishments for myself.

Supplies:

  • 1 Completed Flat Back Fabric Cover Button (Attach either a Size 45 (1 1/8 inch / 28 mm), Size 60 (1 1/2 inch / 38 mm), Size 75 (1 7/8 inch / 48 mm) flat back cover buttons.)
  • 1x 1″ Brooch Pin
  • E6000, Hot Glue, or comparable adhesive

1.  Cut your fabric scrap. You will want a circle that is about twice the diameter of your button blank. *TIP* Our All-In-One Cover Button Template makes creating the right size circle of fabric a breeze.

2.  Put your fabric piece in the larger assembly tool piece (RIGHT SIDE DOWN). When you look into the tool you want to see the back of the fabric.

3.  Place the button front (the domed piece) on top of the fabric. Leave the fabric edges hanging out.

4.  Press the cover button edges down into the tool. *TIP* To make it easier on my fingers, I use a sharpie marker to apply pressure.

5.  Place the back cover button piece on top of your fabric and button front. *TIP* If the cover button will be subject to repeated tugging from the back, you may want to add a little e6000 adhesive before attaching the back.

6.  Take the smaller piece of the assembly tool and with the open side down place it on the button back.

7.  Press down. You may hear a pop when the last bit of the button back slips into place. If you take the tool out and the button is not completely secured, just put it back in and press down again. *TIP* I often use a flat piece of wood to apply pressure, again to save my fingers. It also helps to avoid the button back going in at an angle.

8.  When you take the small assembly tool piece off, the fabric edges will be secured underneath the button back.

9.  Remove the button from the larger assembly tool piece.

10.  Tada! Now to attach it to the Brooch Pin and make a Fabric Cover Button Brooch Pin.

11.  Apply E6000 to back of Cover Button.

12.  Center and press Brooch Pin into place and remove any extra Adhesive.

13.  Let dry and enjoy. Ready to Embellish and Go!!!

To see other great Fabric Cover Button ideas, visit our DIY Project section here.

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Friday Fun Facts – What is your Shipping and Handling turn around?

We often get questions from our customers about our shipping and handling time. We have it posted on our site, but here it is for your convenience.

“Orders purchased before 3pm Pacific time are typically prepared for shipment the following business day in our 9am pickup.”

Here are some reviews of our shipping from our happy customers:

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★★★★★ Once again I am very happy with these snaps! You absolutely can’t beat the price or the color options here and the shipping is so fast!

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★★★★★ I love using the KAM snaps. The really prompt shipping from “I like big buttons” was surprising. I ordered one day and shipped the same day. Got them the next day. I will be shopping with them again soon.

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★★★★★ This is a repeat buy. I reordered because they have the products I want at a good price. Quick delivery!

★★★★★ Quick shipping and an excellent price.

★★★★★ QUICK DELIVERY…EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED..THANK YOU

As always, there are exceptions to these customers reviews. We, just like our customers, are at the mercy of the US Postal Service, but on a whole, more than 99% of the time, they serve us well. We love our local US Postal workers who make shipping your packages a delight. If your purchase is taking longer than you had hoped, please feel free to contact us.

Thank you,

Gena (CEO of ILikeBigButtons.com)

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I Like Big Buttons! – How To Make A Fabric Cover Button Full-Size Clothespin

Today, I made an adorable office or home accent: Fabric Cover Button Mini Clothespins. I am absolutely in love with their bright colors and tininess!

Supplies:

  • 1 Completed Flat Back Fabric Cover Button (Attach Size 30 (3/4 inch / 19 mm), Size 36 (7/8 inch / 23 mm), or Size 45 (1 1/8 inch / 28 mm) flat back cover buttons.)
  • 1x Full-Size Wooden Clothespin
  • 1x Medium Plain Button
  • E6000, Hot Glue, or comparable adhesive

I Like Big Buttons! – Picture Tutorial Below:

1.  Cut your fabric scrap. You will want a circle that is about twice the diameter of your button blank. *TIP* Our All-In-One Cover Button Template makes creating the right size circle of fabric a breeze.

2.  Put your fabric piece in the larger assembly tool piece (RIGHT SIDE DOWN). When you look into the tool you want to see the back of the fabric.

3.  Place the button front (the domed piece) on top of the fabric. Leave the fabric edges hanging out.

4.  Press the cover button edges down into the tool. *TIP* To make it easier on my fingers, I use a sharpie marker to apply pressure.

 

5.  Place the back cover button piece on top of your fabric and button front. *TIP* If the cover button will be subject to repeated tugging from the back, you may want to add a little e6000 adhesive before attaching the back.

6.  Take the smaller piece of the assembly tool and with the open side down place it on the button back.

7.  Press down. You may hear a pop when the last bit of the button back slips into place. If you take the tool out and the button is not completely secured, just put it back in and press down again. *TIP* I often use a flat piece of wood to apply pressure, again to save my fingers. It also helps to avoid the button back going in at an angle.

8.  When you take the small assembly tool piece off, the fabric edges will be secured underneath the button back.

9.  Remove the button from the larger assembly tool piece.

10.  Tada! Now to attach it to the Clothespin.

11.  Use Hot Glue or E6000 to adhere a small plain button to the underside of the Cover Button. This is to fill the space between the back and the edges. You can also use felt or some other small object. You just need it to be sturdy enough to offer support. A small plastic button works great for this. You will see that the button is now flush across the bottom. I cut off the little nubs of glue that leaked through the button holes.

12.  Now adhere the finished Cover Button to the Clothespin. Press into place and center it until you are pleased with the alignment. Set aside to dry.

13. Tada! Additional uses:

  • Add a thin magnet to the back and use on your magnetic board.
  • Add a push pin to the back and use on your cork board.

To see other great Fabric Cover Button ideas, visit our DIY Project section here.

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Happy Father’s Day Weekend from I Like Big Buttons!

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We hope this finds you enjoying the Dads in your life and celebrating them. I am so grateful for my Dad, my Father-In-Law, all my Brothers, and most of all my Handsome, Sweet, and Loving Husband who is the most Amazing Dad I know!!!
With Love,
I Like Big Buttons And All My Little Buttons!
To celebrate Father’s Day, this weekend (6/16 – 6/18) only take $10 off of $50 on our website, using coupon code: DADROCKS
***BONUS: Don’t forget that US orders over $70 also get upgraded to free shipping!!!
Happy Father’s Day to all!!!
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I Like Big Buttons! – How to make a Fabric Pacifier Clip with KAM Snaps, MAM Ring or O-Ring and an KAM Plastic Pacifier Clip for Button Style Pacifiers

Today, I am making a pretty Fabric Pacifier Clip for Button Style Pacifiers using our silicone MAM rings and O-Rings. Pretty & functional! 🙂

Supplies for a Fabric Pacifier Clip with Button Style Pacifier Adapters:

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Instructions:

1.  Choose a piece of Fabric, cut it to the dimensions: 14″ x 3 1/2″, the finished product once ironed, folded and sewn will be approximately 7/8″ wide x 12″ long.

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2.  Fold both 3 1/2″ wide ends in 1/4″ and iron flat.

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3.  Now fold and iron the fabric in half the long way (14″ length).

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4.  Then fold and iron again, bringing the outer edges to the middle “iron line” and iron along those edges. Repeat on other side.

5.  Re-iron the seam so that the Fabric is smooth and flat, it should now be 13 1/2″ long x 7/8″ wide.

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6.  Open the top of the Fabric strip and trim the excess internal fabric at an angle so that there is less chance of the ends peeking out when sewn together.  Repeat on the other end.

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7.  Pin the Fabric strip in a couple places to keep it in place.

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8.   Sew a 1/8″ seam all the way around the piece making sure to back stitch at the start and finish to set the seam.

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9.  Now installed a Cap and Stud about 1/2″ from the edge and the mating Cap and Socket about 1 1/2″ later so that the center of the two KAM Snap parts are about 1 1/2″ or more apart.  Any closer and I found I had trouble getting the MAM Ring or O-Ring Adapter to sit neatly inside.   I used Size 20 snaps for this tutorial but either Size 20 or Size 16 will work great.

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10.  Repeat on the other side, that will hold the Pacifier Clip.  I, then, feed the Pacifier Clip and MAM Ring Adapter onto the ribbon and snapped it into place.  It may have been easier to thread on the pacifier clip before installing any Snap parts but I was able to feed it through without much trouble.

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11.  Tada!  Now time to add the Pacifier.

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12.  Simply stretch the MAM Ring or O-Ring around the Button Style Grip on the Pacifier and it will settle behind it and hold the Pacifier securely. Now snap the Pacifier in place, attach to your child’s shirt and go.

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13.  As pictured, the MAM Rings hold the same way as the O-Rings only with a less subtle profile.

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14.  Tada!  Happy Snapping!!!

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FREE 10 MAM Rings Adapters (Random Mix) with Purchases over $55 at ILikeBigButtons.com

10 MAM Rings Adapters (Random Mix) – FREE with ILikeBigButtons.com Orders over $55

MAM Rings are great for attaching your pacifier holders to MAM, Gerber Nuk, Razbaby, and most other button style pacifiers. These rings are made of food grade silicone and are BPA free. The slit accommodates 1/2″, 5/8″, and 7/8″ ribbon (there may be some gathering with 7/8″ ribbon).

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2.  Then, add this listing to your cart.

3.  And apply Coupon Code at checkout (Good through Wednesday 6/14): FREEMAM2017

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