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A tutorial on making fabric covered buttons!
This tutorial can be used to make any kind of fabric buttons, I just decided to turn mine into a Pokéball. :)

Posted by Lauren from Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa • Published See Lauren's 101 projects »
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  • How to make a fabric covered button. Fabric Covered Pokébutton - Step 1
    Step 1

    Measure the back of your button from the edge to the shank. Draw around your button using a tailors pen on your scrap fabric, then add the distance from the edge to the shank around the circle.

  • How to make a fabric covered button. Fabric Covered Pokébutton - Step 2
    Step 2

    I drew the basic lines of the pokéball onto the smaller circle, using a circle stencil for the small, middle circle and measuring with a ruler to find the centre line (make this line about 1mm). Once your lines are drawn on, stick a piece of masking tape across the middle, touching the line you drew across the middle.

  • How to make a fabric covered button. Fabric Covered Pokébutton - Step 3
    Step 3

    Paint one side of the circle red, overlapping the masking tape if necessary.

  • How to make a fabric covered button. Fabric Covered Pokébutton - Step 4
    Step 4

    My fabric paint required me to iron the back of the fabric to set the paint when dry, so I did this now.

  • How to make a fabric covered button. Fabric Covered Pokébutton - Step 5
    Step 5

    Repeat step 3 on the other side of the circle, this time using white paint.

  • How to make a fabric covered button. Fabric Covered Pokébutton - Step 6
    Step 6

    Repeat step 4 once the white paint is dry, and then add two pieces of masking tape on either side of the centre line.

  • How to make a fabric covered button. Fabric Covered Pokébutton - Step 7
    Step 7

    Fill in the centre line between the two pieces of masking tape using black paint, leaving the small, middle circle blank.

  • How to make a fabric covered button. Fabric Covered Pokébutton - Step 8
    Step 8

    After removing the masking tape, once the black paint is dry, paint the middles circle in using white paint and black for the outline.

  • How to make a fabric covered button. Fabric Covered Pokébutton - Step 9
    Step 9

    Cut out the painted circle and sew tacking stitches around the outside.

  • How to make a fabric covered button. Fabric Covered Pokébutton - Step 10
    Step 10

    Pull the tacking stitches tight to gather the circle around the button and pull it as tight as possible.

  • How to make a fabric covered button. Fabric Covered Pokébutton - Step 11
    Step 11

    Sew the fabric tight around the gathered area to secure the fabric around the button.

  • How to make a fabric covered button. Fabric Covered Pokébutton - Step 12
    Step 12

    Attach your button to your garment and wear with pride!

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Mother & Daughter
Mother & Daughter
This is so cute!
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ahmiana a.
ahmiana a.
cute! c:
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PinKween
PinKween · Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, IT · 24 projects
Nice one, thank you for the exhausting tutorial Happy) Loving the effort Happy Happy crafting ;) ciao
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blurrymind
blurrymind · Alameda, California, US · 32 projects
love!
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Mina
Mina · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 6 projects
Love it. I'm putting a rhinestone in the center of mine! ;)
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Mina
Mina · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 6 projects
Love it. I'm putting a rhinestone in the center of mine! ;)
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sweetsundae0
sweetsundae0 · Ajax, Ontario, CA · 50 projects
:O May I say that this is awesome!
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CO + K User

i would have never thought to put them on those shorts.
SO CUTE!
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Egleriel Adonnenniel
Egleriel Adonnenniel · Olean, New York, US · 9 projects
This is fantastic!
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