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Beautiful Buttons
Although this technique requires a little more effort, it can give even the shabbiest button a new lease on life.

COVERING OLD BUTTONS

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  • How to make a fabric covered button. Old Into New - Step 1
    Step 1

    Draw a circle on the fabric with a diameter about twice that of the button. Cut out the circle.

  • How to make a fabric covered button. Old Into New - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut out another circle about 3–5mm (1/8 –¼in) bigger than the button for the back of the button. If required, cut a button-sized circle out of fleece so that the surface of the button is smooth.

  • How to make a fabric covered button. Old Into New - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fold over the edges of the circle for the back and iron them to the wrong side to make a hexagon. The hexagon should be a little smaller than the button.

  • How to make a fabric covered button. Old Into New - Step 4
    Step 4

    Tack the circle for the front using a needle and double thread.

  • How to make a fabric covered button. Old Into New - Step 5
    Step 5

    Put the button (with the volume fleece, if desired) into the circle and pull the ends of the thread together so that the fabric encloses the button. Knot the ends of the threads and secure.

  • How to make a fabric covered button. Old Into New - Step 6
    Step 6

    Place the button back on the front and sew on using blind stitches. Push the needle out on the edge of the back, and insert it in the fabric just above that point. Then move the needle to the left under the fabric, and pull it out on the edge. Keep repeating this sequence.

  • How to make a fabric covered button. Old Into New - Step 7
    Step 7

    This is what the back of the finished button will look like. The button is simply sewn on through the fabric. Alternatively, you could crochet a back. Crochet rounds one to four, and push a hook eye into the opening before tightening the loop.

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