|This weekend I have been working on a blouse for which I have very slippery fabric and need to have 9 buttons. I wanted covered buttons but was not having much success until I came up with the following steps, which I hope will be helpful to those of you in similar situations.
1) After cutting your fabric for the button, cut a small strip of Wonder Tape and affix it to the middle of the fabric, wrongside. (Remove the paper covering so that the sticky part is all that's left.)
2) Center your button on the fabric and stick it to the tape.
3) Now, stick fabric and button into mold (if using a mold) with the applicator (the thing you push it into the mold with). Your fabric will NOT shift since its stuck to the button.
4) Now take a blunted pointed object. I used paper scissors that have a blunted point, so it wouldn't puncture my fabric, but you could use a Palm stylus or anything that isn't your sharp sewing shears.
5) Use the point to start pressing the fabric down and under the teeth on the button. You may need to press firmly to get the teeth to poke through the fabric.
6) When all the fabric is pushed down under the teeth and/or into the button to your satisfaction, apply that button cover cap and use the applicator to snap it into place.
7) The button should now be lovely!
Once I got the hang of this, it was so relaxing to make these, I did a few extra buttons, in case I lose some after the blouse is made.