How To: Make Your Own Buttons

DIY projects are always a total fav!!

know your maker

Whether they’re functional or embellishment, buttons are grand, and by making your own you can personalize your accessories, mend clothes and more!  This is a simple button tutorial that anyone with a little imagination can do.

You will need:

  • scrap fabric (I used small scraps of a shirt I tore apart to make a bag)
  • fabric scissors
  • sewing thread / embroidery floss
  • rings (plastic rings can be bought at fabric stores for making curtain tie-backs, but you can use anything ring-shaped, from metal washers to belt hooks)
  • any decoration you like (beads, appliques, &cetera)

To create a button, you will need to cut the fabric about an inch around the ring you are using.  In my case I used a plastic ring (Dritz makes a sturdy and inexpensive one).

Make a simple running stitch halfway between the ring and the edge of the fabric.  It is good to double…

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