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Covering Fabric buttons (Tip/Technique)
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Posted by: marykpfist
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Posted on: 7/11/09 7:26 PM
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I try to write my tips for beginners, as I am trying to teach my 6 1/2 year old to sew. She's doing a wonderful job!

Covered buttons are useful in so many projects, but especially when you can't find that perfect fit. We were looking for buttons to match her bedspread, so I seized the opportunity to teach her how to make her own.

It involves a Dritz covered button kit, fabric, scissors, and a few seconds of time.

1. USing the template on the back of the box, but a circle of fabric. (Now, here's where I would say "I don't need the template-- and I'd probably end up cutting the fabric more than once! :) )
2. Place the curcle of fabric face down (pretty side down) on a firm surface. Place the button front (convex) on top of it, with the curved side down.
3. Gather the fabric edges, pushing them into the button.
4. Place the button back on top of the button that has the fabric edges pushed in.
5. Using the little plastic "pusher" push down firmly until you hear a soft "click" sound.
6. That's it!

Did you know these are reuseable? Once you own the pusher, it's so easy to make or remake them. You can buy just the refill kit, too.

For those who need photos, there are some on my blog.
http://keepsmeinstitches.blogspot.com/2009/06/how-to-make-covered-buttons.html
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monijo said...
In my real life, I research children's understanding of what they read and how culture affects their comprehension. These are lovely, sweet directions--just what a child expects to hear from a mother. They also introduce new vocabulary in way the child will easily understand. Your 6 1/2 year old is doing a wonderful job because she has a wonderful teacher in her mom. By the way, I also learned something about covering buttons. God bless your efforts in bringing her up.
7/12/09 3:45 PM
marykpfist said...
Monijo-You made my whole day. Thank you!
7/13/09 7:41 AM

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