Continuing with the theme of stuff that I thought was wizardry until I found out it was easy, here is a little tutorial showing how to make covered buttons!
How to Make Covered Buttons
You Will Need: the button base. These are sometimes metal and sometimes plastic, available in a variety of sizes. There are some on Amazon here Hemline Self Cover Buttons/Trims – Nylon 22mm, pk of 5 (affiliate link). You will also need a scrap of fabric slightly larger than the button, a needle and thread.
1. Identify the bits of the button. There should be a piece with a shank and another piece that clips onto the shank piece.
2. Using the button as a guide, cut a circle from the scrap of fabric. It will need to be large enough to cover the button and be drawn up round the back. An extra couple of cm should be enough, depending on the size of the button.3. With the needle and thread, sew running stitch around the edge. Take care that you do not sew so close to the edge that the fabric starts to fray and the thing disintegrates.
If the fabric you are using frays easily, you could iron some fusible interfacing onto you scrap of fabric.
I’m also going to make some more for a coat that I’m working on.
If you like this post, you might also like this one about finishing buttonholes. Bound buttonholes would be perfect for your covered buttons!