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Fabric Covered Pokébutton

A tutorial on making fabric covered buttons! • Posted by Lauren

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

You will need

Project Budget
Almost Nothing


1 h 00


Pretty Easy
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This tutorial can be used to make any kind of fabric buttons, I just decided to turn mine into a Pokéball. :)


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    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.

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    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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Attach your button to your garment and wear with pride!