Fake fabric button

Do you make fake or decorative fabric buttons? I know I can make fabric wrapped/covered button if I can get the parts easily. If I am back in Japan, I run into 100yen shop to buy a half dozen of them for one hundred yen. But not in Ireland unfortunately (Well if you know the good supplier in Ireland, do let me know). So I make fake one instead which only used for the decorative purpose not used as a button. Here is how!

1. Cut out the cardboard in the size you want, this one I made 14mm in diameter.Image

2. Find a nice piece of fabric for the cover of button at least twice big as the card board circles. I picked this one and the flower comes in the middle. Yes I keep very small scraps…

3. Cut wadding in same size. I wanted make this one very round so I put three layer of wadding. I keep very small scrap of wadding for this purpose or just cant put anything in a bin. Alternatively you can use the polyester filler and scrunch it.

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4. Make a sandwich of the cardboard at the bottom, the wadding in the middle and the fabric at the top. Stitch around the shape with big stitch with about 1/8″ seam allowance. If you make stitches small, it want close nicely.

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4. Cut the excess fabric around about twice the size of the cardboard.

5. Pull the end of thread to close the button. Give it a few more stitches to reduce the bulkiness.

6. Finished!

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I made a knot after closing the back of buttons but didn’t cut the thread which I use for attaching these buttons on the bag.

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Little cute button goes very well with this bag. What do you think?

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