Tuesday, April 14, 2020

How to Make Fabric Buttons at Home

Hi everyone! Another video uploaded to YouTube today. This one shows how to cover a button mould - or a button come to that - to make a fabric button. The two gold ones in the still screen above are the two types that I show. 

Those at the side are just some reasons why fabric buttons are so good - you can use embroidery, add needlework over the top, and many other embellishments because you have started with a fabric base. And even better? They are some of the easiest buttons to make at home. 

I've seen some really lovely fabric buttons made with vintage embroidered tablecloths, as well as with stamped fabric - it isn't just about the 18th century button. And you don't need anything special to make them, just a button mould (a button or circle of cardboard will do), fabric and basic sewing equipment. 

I know I've been a bit slow on this blog recently - but you do know that I post daily over on the One Button a Day blog don't you?

I've just finished quite a long article with tutorial for the online subscription magazine "Foundations Revealed", and am also currently working away at my next book. So, with that, and the usual boring paperwork and everyday small business stuff that doesn't change even with lockdown, I've been pretty busy. 

I hope you are all keeping well and safe, and enjoy the how-to!


  1. Thank you Gina, for this "how to" I will be enjoying making fabric buttons! I can only hope mine are as pretty as yours!!