Just recently, I showed you the little covered buttons I made and added to a summer jacket. I love how simple it is to makeover clothing pieces and add my own personal touch. I purchased a heavy winter coat from Forever 21 and knew some simple covered buttons would be perfect. Here it is before:
I use Dritz Cover Buttons because they work really well and have simple, easy instructions on the back. The first time I made buttons, I bought the kit, and now I can just buy the refills for future projects:
To start, cut the button pattern from the back of the package:
Trace the pattern onto the fabric. I knew I wanted simple buttons with no pattern, and chose red wool, since the coat is heavy and wool is an appropriate texture match:
Cut out the fabric:
Center fabric, wrong-side up over the little mold that comes in the kit and place button shell atop:
Press button shell into mold:
Tuck fabric into button shell and top with button backing:
Take the pusher that comes in the kit and place atop the button backing. Press into place. If the fabric is really thick, (as in this case with wool) you might need to use a rubber mallet:
And voila! A darling new button, completely your own style!
Then, just sew the little cuties into place and you're all done!
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