Sunday, 19 June 2011

Fabric Covered Buttons

Seeing as I can't help hoarding even the smallest pieces of fabric left over from a project, it was about time I try put them to good use. I didn't have much success with my hand button covering tool in the past so I treating myself to a button covering press.

My husband was mildly impressed that his wife had gone out and bought herself a 'fly-press' (albeit a small one). To be honest I have hardly had a look in since. He set it up for me because the instructions were for a different machine which was kind of him. 

I don't think this kindness was completely for my benefit. Now that he has sussed out how it works he wants to make some modifications for his own use. That's worrying because he's a workshop, lathe, grease and swarf kind of man. I'm going have to put my foot down!

Here's my first attempt (after a bit of head scratching!)


  1. They look fab. I didnt realise there was a machine available to produce these. You'll have to show how it works in more detail.
    Lisa x

  2. I think you've mastered the machine already. They're lovely. I bet you've got lots of ideas in your head now haven't you?

  3. Thank! Lisa - I'll have a go at doing something in more detail when I have a bit of time if I can answer any questions in the mean time - I have managed to find the correct button blanks on ebay now thank goodness.
    Caroline - I'm hoping to make something this weekend using some buttons (coursework and triathlon permitting!)

  4. Ooh, I'd like one of them.