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How to make a covered button without a kit

Make a Covered Button Without a Kit

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Supplies you'll need

Supplies you'll need

Cut your fabric scrap around your button, leaving about 1/2" to 3/4" excess around the outside (it does not need to be perfect, as you can see!)

Cut your fabric scrap around your button, leaving about 1/2" to 3/4" excess around the outside (it does not need to be perfect, as you can see!)

Thread your needle and tie a knot. Use a basting stitch (small stitches from the back of the fabric to the front and back again) all the way around the edge of your circle.

Thread your needle and tie a knot. Use a basting stitch (small stitches from the back of the fabric to the front and back again) all the way around the edge of your circle.

End your last stitch at the back of the fabric close to the first.  Pull the strings to gather.

End your last stitch at the back of the fabric close to the first. Pull the strings to gather.

Insert button with the flattest side at the front (or bottom in this case)

Insert button with the flattest side at the front (or bottom in this case)

Pull strings as tight as possible, double knot, and snip the excess thread.

Pull strings as tight as possible, double knot, and snip the excess thread.

Ta-da! Finished with nice smooth edges.

Ta-da! Finished with nice smooth edges.

Optional: depending what you will use your button for, you can cover the back by hot-gluing a piece of felt slightly smaller than the button to the backside.

Optional: depending what you will use your button for, you can cover the back by hot-gluing a piece of felt slightly smaller than the button to the backside.

  • Scissors
  • Fabric scrap larger than your button
  • Large flat button
  • Needle and thread