How To: Make a Button Using Your Fabric

You created a gorgeous buttoned down shirt and you want to create your own buttons using your own fabric, what to do?

Get Buttons to Cover!

A look at back of packaging.
This is an old package with some advertising on it.

The instruction paper inside.

The parts you will use.

Use a paper to trace the size circle/button you would like.
You can use a scraps tracing paper from a pattern you use.
Cut out your circle pattern.

Use only need a very small piece of fabric.

See which part of the print you would like to use as the front of your button.

Trace and cut your circle from your fabric.

This White rubbery gizmo is called Miracle holder.
Place it with hole facing up.

Place your fabric on top.
Right side of fabric facing down.

Put button shell on top of fabric.

Put pusher on top of everything.

Press down.

A side angle.

Remove pusher.
This is what you will see.

Put back of button on top.
Make sure your fabric is all tucked in inside.

Put pusher on top.

A side angle.

And push down.

You are done!
Just remove the button and there you go.

A side view of your completed button made to mach everything you wanted.

To view another technique of how to create your own button: How To: Button Maker
To view another technique of how to create your own button:How To: Make a Button Using Your Fabric, Self Cover Buttons


Let’s create something!

The Art of Selling Online: Running Your Own Store, Soup to Nuts

If you live in the bay area, CA you may be interested in The Art of Selling Online: Running Your Own Store, Soup to Nuts.

Here is what you can expect:

Whether you’re opening your first or your fifth online store, this workshop is for you!
At Storenvy, we’ve developed an inspiring set of walk-throughs and case studies to share today’s best practices for running your own online store.

When you leave, you’ll have a clear understanding of how to…

  • Brand your own storefront, no coding knowledge required
  • Manage orders simply & effectively
  • Take better product photos
  • Wow your customers with a great brand experience

This workshop will be given by Storenvy’s community manager, the one and only Adam Hendle.
The rest of the Storenvy team will be available to help you open a Storenvy store on the spot, and Adam will be happy to follow up via email, phone call or in-person meeting to answer any questions you might have.

We’re hosting this event after talking with many artists down the hall from us in Studio 17 and realizing how awesome it would be to share our expertise from working with the 15,000 merchants who use Storenvy to power their online stores.
We hope you’ll join, too.

Come for the beer, stay for the information.

When will the workshop take place?

July 12, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Where will the workshop take place?

Event will be located in the Michelle O’Connor Gallery on the 4th Floor.

What will the cost of the workshop?

$5. Ticket costs will be donated in full to Homeless Children’s Network, a nonprofit in our building.

Where do I buy a ticket?

What is Storenvy?

Storenvy is a free online store builder and social marketplace for indie brands that’s changing the way people buy and sell online. Independent merchants create branded online stores – for free – and products from all stores join up in a social marketplace. Running an online store is as easy as blogging, and discovering things you love is a click away. Think of it like Tumblr for online stores.
To check out the workshop announcement on the blog: