Fabric cover buttons are a wonderful way to use up scrap fabric, and are fun and easy to make. It's quite gratifying to watch a plain button transform into a small work of art. With the endless array of fabric colors and prints, you can make cover buttons just as unique as you are.
Fabric cover buttons add a beautiful design element to any project and are often used in clothing, upholstery furniture, pillows, jewelry, art, and so much more!
I found the basic instructions that come with most cover button kits frustrating, especially for the smallest size 20 as the fabric shifts and frays quite easily when trying to fold it over your button. Below are tips that will make your cover button adventures run much more smoothly.
1. Download our FREE cover button template.
2. Trace the corresponding template size to your fabric and cut.
3. Make small cuts all around your circle. These will help you fold your fabric easier.
4. Apply a dab of Modge Podge glue to the back center of your fabric.
5. Lay the top of your button (lip side up) in the center of your fabric, and let it set for 30 seconds. The set glue will hold your button in place and prevent the fabric from shifting.
6. Apply Modge Podge all around your fabric, and the inside of your button.
7. Fold fabric over your button. Apply more Modge Podge over your folds to keep the fabric in place if needed.
8. Place button in the plastic mold. Add a dab of gorilla or E6000 glue to the back of button for extra security (optional).
9. Place the back button plate on top.
10. Place the pusher tool on top of the back button plate, and press all around to snap the back plate to the button front.
11. Remove button from plastic mold. Now go cover button crazy and make more!