I Like Big Buttons! – Fabric Cover Buttons – Easy To Make, Great Impact!

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These aren’t your grandma’s Cover Buttons!!! Well actually they are 😉 only better, with so many many great uses for them.

Flat Backs are used for crafts were you would like to glue a cover button: jewelry, bracelets, rings, earrings, necklaces, bobby pins and barrettes, scrap booking, and much more.

Wire Backs are used for fabric cover buttons in sewing, shoes, clothing, pony tail holders and much, much more.

Here are the 7 sizes we carry. From 1/2″, which is about as small as your pinky nail, all the way up to 1 7/8″ in diameter, about the size of the round side of a kiwi fruit. We carry them in both flat back (glueable) and wire back (sewable).

Assembling fabric Cover Buttons is fast and simple. In just seconds, you will have a button ready for your latest craft project.

See our pictorial below:

How to Make Fabric Cover Buttons:

Cover Buttons are easy to assemble:

  1. Cut your fabric scrap. You will want a circle that is about twice the diameter of your button blank.
  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.
  5. Place the back cover button piece on top of your fabric and button front. 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.
  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!

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

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I Like Big Buttons! – May The 4th Be With You Giveaway!!!

Here at I Like Big Buttons! we are HUGE Star Wars fans. In celebration of that fun fact, we are running a super Star Wars giveaway to celebrate May the 4th. We will be giving away four (4) prizes, that means we will have four (4) lucky winners**! Details Below.

1st Prize:

2nd Prize:

3rd Prize:

4th Prize:

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Giveaway good until Monday 05/15/2017

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ENTER TO WIN HERE (by Liking, Commenting, and Sharing our Facebook Post for this Giveaway):

Giveaway Rules:

1. LIKE & SHARE this Giveaway, then COMMENT and share with us your favorite Star Wars character. In our house, there are too many to count. At the moment, I favor Princess Leia. She had the best hairdos and still managed to give the Empire what for. Who doesn’t like a strong female lead :).

2. Join our I Like Big Buttons! Group.

*If your name is drawn as the winner, we will check to make sure you have completed all 3 requirements above.

Also, if you don’t want to wait, you can get 10% off our website using Coupon Code: MAY4THBEWITHU

**Names will be drawn randomly with our Rafflecopter App. The first name drawn will receive the 1st prize, the second name drawn the 2nd prize, and so on.

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I Like Big Buttons! – How To Make A Fabric Cover Button Mini 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 20 (1/2″ / 12 mm), size 24 (5/8″ / 15 mm), or size 30 (3/4″ / 19 mm) flat back cover buttons.)
  • 1x Mini Wooden Clothespin (Approximately 1 3/8″ x 1/4″ in size)
  • 1x Small Plain Button
  • E6000, Hot Glue, or comparable adhesive

I Like Big Buttons! – How To Make Fabric Cover Button Mini Clothespins Video

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.

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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I Like Big Buttons! “No Sew” Valentine’s Day Craft Ideas

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As we approach Valentine’s Day, lets look at some fun and easy “No Sew” Cover Button crafts we can make for those we love!

Take 10% Off on any Cover Button order on our website through 1/10/17 with Coupon Code: NOSEWVALENTINE

Valentine’s Day Fabric Cover Button Barrettes

Wear these adorable Snap Barrettes to match or accent your favorite outfit for Valentine’s Day or dress up your favorite t-shirt and jeans for an afternoon outing. Enjoy!

Supplies:

  • 1-2 Completed Flat Back Fabric Cover Button (Choose your size, Size 20 through Size 36 all work great, size depends on the statement you want to make)
  • 2 Snap Barrettes
  • E6000 or comparable adhesive … See More

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Valentine’s Day Fabric Cover Button Jumbo Paper Clip Bookmarks

Use these adorable Paper Clip Bookmarks to accent a Valentine for your special loved one or hold your place in your favorite book or cook book.  Enjoy!

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Valentine’s Day Fabric Cover Button Badge Reels

Use these adorable Valentine’s Day Badge Reels to hold your ID for work, school, or play.  Enjoy!

Supplies:

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Lace & Fabric Cover Button Earrings

Give these cute Lace & Fabric Cover Button Earrings as Valentine gift for your best friend or loved ones.  Enjoy!

Supplies:

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Fabric Cover Button Bracelet Tutorial

Give this charming Cover Button Bracelet as Valentine gift for your best friend or loved ones.  Enjoy!

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Cover Button Bobby Pins

Give these adorable Cover Button Bobby Pins as Valentine gifts for your best friend or loved ones.  Enjoy!

Supplies:

  • 1 Completed Flat Back Fabric Cover Button (Choose your size, Size 20 through Size 45 all work great, size depends on the statement you want to make)
  • 1 Bobby Pin
  • E6000 or comparable adhesive … See More

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15% off End of the Year Sale at ILikeBigButtons.com

The End of the Year is upon us!  As we prepare to welcome the 2017, we wanted to celebrate the last bit of 2016 with a big sale!!! 

15% off of everything in ILikeBigButtons.com on purchases over $25.00 using coupon code:

YEAREND15

(Good through January 3rd, 2017 on our website only.)

***BONUS: Don’t forget that US orders over $70 also get upgraded to free shipping!

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I Like Big Buttons! Fabric Cover Button and Jumbo Paper Clip Starter Kit Giveaway!!!

GIVEAWAY!!! Who wants to win a Fabric Cover Button and Jumbo Paper Clip Starter Kit!!!  Christmas is almost upon us!!!  Our Cover Buttons and Metal Findings are great for those crafty gifts you have planned or a great gift for your crafty loved one :). 

What you will receive in the Fabric Cover Button and Jumbo Paper Clip Starter Kit ($42.00 Value):

Enter to win here (Giveaway open through next Monday 12/19/16):

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Giveaway Rules:

1. LIKE & SHARE this Giveaway, then COMMENT and share with us your favorite Christmas movie. – This year it is Elf for us at I Like Big Buttons!
2. Join our I Like Big Buttons! Group.

***If your name is drawn as the winner, we will check to make sure you have completed the requirements above.

Also, if you don’t want to wait, you can get 10% off our Cover Buttons on our website: BUTTONLOVE

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

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I Like Big Buttons! Storewide 2016 Black Friday Sale!!!

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Today will not be known as the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. It will be known as Black Friday, but still on a Tuesday!!!  I couldn’t resist.  😛

BLACK FRIDAY is here early!!! Before we prepare to celebrate another amazing Thanksgiving with our family, I wanted to give all of you our Black Friday Deals so you can get started with some great Christmas crafts or for you pre-planners 😉 some last minute projects.

Coupon Codes (Good through Cyber Monday 11/28/16 on our website):

BLKFRI5  for 5% off of orders over $25

BLKFRI7 for 7% off of orders over $50

BLKFRI10 for 10% off of orders over $100

BLKFRI15 for 15% off of orders over $200

***BONUS: Don’t forget that US orders over $70 also get upgraded to free shipping!!!

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!!! Have a great crafty holiday week!!!

I Like Big Buttons! and All Buttons big and small 🙂

KAM Snaps:

Pacifier Supplies:

All Enamel Clips Angle wide

Cover Buttons:

Key Fob Hardware:

Barrettes:

Bobby Pins:

Paper Clips:

Earring Supplies:

Sewing Clips:

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And Much More…

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