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Quick and simple :)
I'm still experementing with cover buttons.
My geeky cross-stitch rings take a lot of time to finish, so I was looking for something less time-consuming.
You can use nearly every motive you can imagine and those rings make a really nice, easy and personal present.

Posted by Owly Sh*t from Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany • Published See Owly Sh*t's 3 projects »
  • Step 1

    Choose a picture!
    I mostly use the Google picture search but you can take any picture you like (why not wear your pet on your finger ;) )

  • Step 2

    Open your picture in a picture editing program. I'm not familiar with Photoshop, so I simply used Microsoft Word.

  • How to make a fabric ring. Easy Peasy Motive Rings - Step 3
    Step 3

    Shape your picture in a circle and change its size. Use the diameter of your cover buttons and add a few millimetres, so it will finally cover the edges of the button.

    You might need a few tries to find the exact measurements for your motive. At least it took me three tries until I was satisfied :)

    If you want to print several motives, be sure to leave enough space between them, so it will be easier to cut them out.

  • How to make a fabric ring. Easy Peasy Motive Rings - Step 4
    Step 4

    Print your design on transfer paper, let it dry, cut it out and iron it on your piece of fabric.

    I think each tranfer paper has its own instruction, so be sure to follow them :)

    As you can see, I tried lots of designs. This was my second try and the size of the pictures did not work out. :(

  • Step 5

    As soon as your fabric cooled down, you can attach it to the cover button.
    Be sure to remove the button's hook before closing it.

    (I'm sorry, I forgot to take more pictures. If there are any questions, feel free to ask :) )

  • Step 6

    Glue the button onto a ring blank... that's it :)

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