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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Bandana Bib with KAM Snaps and a PDF Pattern by I Like Big Buttons!

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One of our most popular tutorials, Bandana Bibs are a great gift for those little droolers and mess makers in your life or as an outfit accessory. So cute!  I, also, used our Heart Shaped KAM Snaps for added pizazz, check it out!

Supplies:

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Instructions:

1.  Download the Bandana Bib PDF Pattern.  Print out the pattern making sure the 1″ square in the corner measures 1″ square when printed that will indicate the pattern is the right size.

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2.  Cut out the pattern.

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3.  Place your pattern, with long straight side on fabric folded in half, and pin in place.

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4.  Cut the 2 pieces of Fabric you will use.

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5.  Place Fabrics right sides together.

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6.  Pin together.

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7.  Sew pieces together with a 1/4″ seam allowance, back stitching at the start  and finish of sewing, make sure to leave a 3-4″ gap so that you can pull the piece right side out.

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8.  Pull piece right side out and make sure to push all the round and square corners out until they lay flat.

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9.  Fold in the opening’s seams and pin in place.

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10.  Stitch a finish stitch 1/8″ to 1/4″ all the way around the bib, making sure to ease your way around the left and right tabs.  I do a couple stitches, stop, then lift the foot, turn the fabric slightly, put the foot down, and do a couple more stitches and repeat.  Make sure the back stitch at the beginning and end of your sewing.

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11.  Use the template to mark the KAM Snap placement, you many want to check the measurement of your child’s neck and adjust the pattern or snap placement accordingly.  This bib worked for a toddler but with an extra set of snaps can work for more sizes.

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12.  I decided as I was getting ready to install the KAM Snaps to go with our new Heart Shaped snaps.  Install the Heart Shaped KAM Snap Cap and Stud in the left and a Cap and Socket on the right tab.

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13.  Interested in Heart Shaped KAM Snaps, check out our great 25 colors, in smaller package quantities for more great variety!

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14.  Totally cute, don’t you think! 😉 Happy Snapping!!!

One of our most popular tutorials, Bandana Bibs are a great gift for those little droolers and mess makers in your life or as an outfit accessory. So cute!  I, also, used our Heart Shaped KAM Snaps for added pizazz, check it out!

Supplies:

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Instructions:

1.  Download the Bandana Bib PDF Pattern.  Print out the pattern making sure the 1″ square in the corner measures 1″ square when printed that will indicate the pattern is the right size.

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2.  Cut out the pattern.

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3.  Place your pattern, with long straight side on fabric folded in half, and pin in place.

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4.  Cut the 2 pieces of Fabric you will use.

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5.  Place Fabrics right sides together.

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6.  Pin together.

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7.  Sew pieces together with a 1/4″ seam allowance, back stitching at the start  and finish of sewing, make sure to leave a 3-4″ gap so that you can pull the piece right side out.

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8.  Pull piece right side out and make sure to push all the round and square corners out until they lay flat.

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9.  Fold in the opening’s seams and pin in place.

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10.  Stitch a finish stitch 1/8″ to 1/4″ all the way around the bib, making sure to ease your way around the left and right tabs.  I do a couple stitches, stop, then lift the foot, turn the fabric slightly, put the foot down, and do a couple more stitches and repeat.  Make sure the back stitch at the beginning and end of your sewing.

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11.  Use the template to mark the KAM Snap placement, you many want to check the measurement of your child’s neck and adjust the pattern or snap placement accordingly.  This bib worked for a toddler but with an extra set of snaps can work for more sizes.

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12.  I decided as I was getting ready to install the KAM Snaps to go with our new Heart Shaped snaps.  Install the Heart Shaped KAM Snap Cap and Stud in the left and a Cap and Socket on the right tab.

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13.  Interested in Heart Shaped KAM Snaps, check out our great 25 colors, in smaller package quantities for more great variety!

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14.  Totally cute, don’t you think! 😉 Happy Snapping!!!

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Fabric Key Fob Hardware Wristlet Tutorial by I Like Big Buttons!

Before we get started, just a quick reminder:

I Like Big Buttons! – May The 4th Be With You Giveaway is still going on!!!

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4 Prizes and 4 Winners:

1st Prize: Mint Professional KAM Plastic Snap Press with Size 20 Dies
2nd Prize: Key Fob Hardware Starter Kit
3rd Prize: Fabric Cover Button Bobby Pin and Barrette Starter Kit
4th Prize: 25 Random Mix of Enamel Clips

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Key Fob Hardware are some of our most popular craft supplies. Key Fob Hardware is simple to use and produces amazing results.  Just add your fabric, ribbon, or webbing for an instant, elegant wristlet.

Fabric Key Fob Hardware Wristlet Tutorial by I Like Big Buttons!

Supplies:

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Instructions:

1.  Cut a 10″ x 5″ section of Fabric of your choosing and 10″ x 2.5″ Fusible Fleece.

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2.  Iron Fusible Fleece to the center of the fabric.  Fold and iron the Fabric in half with the wrong sides together.

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3.  Unfold and iron the Fabric in half again long sides to the center.

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4.  It will look like this when you get done.

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5.  Use your Sewing Clips to pin the Wristlet flat.

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6.  Stitch along the edge of your Fabric strip, I stitched 1/4″ in.  Remove the Sewing Clips as you go.  Work slowly, keeping close to the edge and as straight of a line as possible.

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7.  Repeat 1/4″ stitching along the opposing edge.

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8.  Fold the Fabric Wristlet Strip in half, right sides facing out and match up the ends.

9. Stitch the ends together with a zig zag stitch.  I went back and forth a few times to insure it held.

10.  Trim any loose threads.  Use Fray Check to seal the end of the exposed Fabric edge.

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11.  Tuck the sewn seam ends into the Key Fob Hardware, making sure that the Fabric Wristlet is centered.

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12.  Using Key Fob Hardware Pliers squeeze the Key Fob Hardware closed with gentle pressure.  Sometimes, I go back and forth from left to right added a little bit of pressure to each side until it eases together.  Our Key Fob Hardware Pliers make this easy to do.

13.  Note the adjustable screw set to the distance I want the pliers to go to.

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14.  Add the Split Ring and Yay!!!

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15.  I love them and now I have a few sets to share!!!

To see all our Key Fob Hardware Tutorials, visit our Projects section here.

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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! Cuff Bracelet with Upcycled Jeans and KAM Snaps

A continuing problem in my house is holey jeans. I keep thinking they might grow out of this particular feature, but just yesterday my middle son walked up to me and turned around. He laughed as he relayed how he fell, but caught himself on a cabinet. Which as he wiggled his fingers through the seat of his pants, had snagged his pants in the seat leaving a gaping hole. Oh bother! When he twisted back around, I couldn’t help, but note that it wasn’t these pair of jeans first or second hole. The knees were completely split out.

I gave him permission to make his stuffed animals outfits out of the jeans, one of his favorite past times. Another great project for unsalvageable jeans is a cute Upcycled Cuff Bracelet, see the details below.

Upcycled Jean Cuff Bracelet with KAM Snaps

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Supplies for a Upcycled Jean Cuff Bracelet:

Upcycled Jean Cuff Bracelet with Embroidery and KAM Snaps

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Supplies for a Upcycled Jean Embroidered Cuff Bracelet:

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ILikeBigButtons.com – Happy Valentine’s Day – Pink Professional KAM Plastic Snap Press GIVEAWAY!

Who wants to win a Professional Plastic Snap Press!?  We are sponsoring a Coral Pink Professional Snap Press Giveaway!!!  What better way to celebrate LOVE and Valentine’s Day!!!  You will receive one of our custom Coral Press (as pictured) with a set of Size 20 Dies (will have all the parts to function, no additional expense will be required). Enter to Win below.

Giveaway good until Tuesday 02/14/2017

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

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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!

Supplies:

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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!

Supplies:

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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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