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Use your fabric scraps to create a cool bracelet!
A cover button kit and a few additional supplies (that you probably already have on hand) are all you need to create an amazing custom accessory.

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  • How to make a button bracelet. Easy Cover Button Bracelet - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather all of your supplies.

  • How to make a button bracelet. Easy Cover Button Bracelet - Step 2
    Step 2

    Check out your cover button kit. Some kits come with buttons that have attached shanks, some come with flat backs, and some kits come with both. (the photo shows the button top, flat back, and shank back)

  • How to make a button bracelet. Easy Cover Button Bracelet - Step 3
    Step 3

    We will be using the flat backs. If your backs have a shank, they are easy to remove with a pair of pliers.

  • How to make a button bracelet. Easy Cover Button Bracelet - Step 4
    Step 4

    Measure your wrist...

  • How to make a button bracelet. Easy Cover Button Bracelet - Step 5
    Step 5

    ...and figure out how many buttons you will need. Cover buttons come in different sizes - here I am using 3/4" buttons, but I have made similar bracelets with larger ones as well.

    You will need a little bit of space between each button, and some extra room at the end where you will tie the bracelet to your wrist. It is better to have less buttons than to accidentally add too many - this will make your bracelet too large!

  • How to make a button bracelet. Easy Cover Button Bracelet - Step 6
    Step 6

    Use the template from the kit to trace circles onto your fabric scraps. The little window in the center shows the portion of the fabric that will be visible on the button.

  • How to make a button bracelet. Easy Cover Button Bracelet - Step 7
    Step 7

    I need 6 buttons, so I cut out 6 circles.

  • How to make a button bracelet. Easy Cover Button Bracelet - Step 8
    Step 8

    Following the directions from your cover button kit, place your fabric circle over the mold and then push in the button (curved side down).

  • How to make a button bracelet. Easy Cover Button Bracelet - Step 9
    Step 9

    Cut a piece of ribbon (I always make it much longer than I actually need, so I can trim it down when the project is finished), find the center, and lay it over your button mold.

  • How to make a button bracelet. Easy Cover Button Bracelet - Step 10
    Step 10

    Place the button back over the ribbon, then use the tool from the kit to firmly press everything together. Check to ensure the back has a snug fit before removing from the mold.

  • How to make a button bracelet. Easy Cover Button Bracelet - Step 11
    Step 11

    Repeat these steps with the remaining buttons.

  • How to make a button bracelet. Easy Cover Button Bracelet - Step 12
    Step 12

    The bracelet is almost complete!

  • How to make a button bracelet. Easy Cover Button Bracelet - Step 13
    Step 13

    The last step is to tie the ends of the ribbon together, and cut off the excess. Use a fray block to prevent the ends from fraying.

  • How to make a button bracelet. Easy Cover Button Bracelet - Step 14
    Step 14

    Proudly wear your new bracelet!

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