Fashion, Totes & Bags

Create Covered Buttons with a Button Kit

Create Covered Buttons using Gross Grain Ribbon

I love to accent pillows and bedding with when I create covered buttons.  This is the least inexpensive way to add professional looking accents to your DIY Projects.  I can remember my grandmother having a button box and cutting buttons off every old shirt or garment.  Today we have many options for cute stylish buttons and will share how to make a covered button using gross grain ribbon.

Using a button kit is easy and inexpensive.  What about sizing when using a cover button kit?  The most popular in home decor are the #36 =7/8″ button, #45 = 1 1/8″ button, #60 = 1 1/2″ button and #75 = 1 7/8″ button.

All of the button kits include a button presser and setter for hand setting your decorative buttons.Button Kits

How to create covered buttons with gross grain ribbon?  as easy as 1.2.3.  Start by selecting a small width of ribbon that will fit the width of your button.  The angle and design is up to you… but we crisis-crossed out ribbon with orange gross grain ribbon on this sample button.

Selecting a light weight fabric is best when using gross grain ribbon to make a covered button, a fabric that doesn’t ravel is important as well.

I like to use craft & hobby Sealah tape to tape the ribbon in place.  Sealah tape will stick to most anything and is not messy to use.  It’s a double sided adhesive that is available in many widths for your ribbon. Great way to create covered buttons.

Next cut your fabric into a circle about 1/2″  to 3/4″ inch larger than the button.

Tape Ribbon to fabric

2. Trim Fabric to Cover button

The next step is to center the fabric on to the button shell and place the shell into the rubber button mold.  The fabric should gather up like a little pouch. Then tuck in the fabric and cover it with the button back.

how to cover a buttonHow to cover a button
Place the button back into place and set the pusher on the button back. I will normally snap into place but there are times you will need to use a rubber mallet to tap the button back into place. You will hear a small snap when the back seats against the shell.

covering a button

How to cover a button 3
Use your imagination to create beautiful custom buttons for accents and details on your home furnishings. Here’s a set I made for my grandson’s room.
Home Fashions U Dog Covered Buttons 700

Order button kits today!

How to Use Fast Set Metal Grommets

Have you tried Fast-Set Metal Grommets?

Fast-Set Metal Grommets also known as EZ-Set Grommets are perfect for draperies, curtains, shower curtains, purses, handbags and totes.    The are so easy to use and stay in place no matter how much you tug and pull on the totes.

Many crafter’s and purse experts are using the metal grommets because the keep on holding! much better than Dritz plastic grommets that you find in hobby stores.  The Fast-Set Metal Grommets were designed for professional drapery workrooms to use when fabricating clients draperies, with out the expensive cost of buying a large grommet setter and dies for the setter.

Grommet Ideas for Handbags, Purses and Beach Totes

Grommet Purses 25Fast Set are perfect for Grommet Purses Grommet Beach Totes 10 Grommet Purses 22

 

 

 

 

 

How about a few Fun Grommet Pillows?

Square Grommet AccentsBeautiful Linen Pillow with GrommetsTan and Navy Grommet PillowGreat Grommet Ideas

 

 

 

 

The greatest thing about Fast Set Metal Grommets is that the grommet is set and crimp together to is stays in place.  The Fast Set Metal Grommets are available in round, square and 6 colors – Matte Nickel, Polished Silver, Frost Silver, Antique Brass, Antique Copper & Black

Using a hand Grommet Setter is required with the Fast-Set Grommets.  Fast Set Grommet Setter for # 12 Grommets

Self-aligning grommet setter for use with #12 EZ-Set round and square grommets only.
Use with carpenter’s hammer or rubber mallet to quickly and easily set grommets into drapery panels, curtains, pillows, purses, & totes.

Below you will view the step by step photos of setting your Fast Set Metal Grommets with the self-aligning grommet setter

 

1  EZ-Set Grommet Setter EZ-Set Grommet Setter EZ-Set Grommet SetterEZ-Set Grommet Setter

 

 

 

 

 

EZ-Set Grommet SetterEZ-Set Grommet SetterEZ-Set Grommet SetterFinished Fast Set Grommet