Now you can use those dull metal buttons for your sewing and craft projects. Or get some thirfted buttons for this project.
All the need to have is a shank (loop on the back)and some scraps of your favorite fabric.
This is an easy and fun project that anybody can do, plus you don't even have to go to the store and buy a kit. So let's start!

Step 1: Material's list

1. Scrap of fabric (enough to cover the button that you will cover)
2. A button with a shank. (Button with a loop on the back. No holes)
3. Scisors
4. Embroidery thread (just 3 ends)
5. Fine needle
6. Ruler
7. Ball point pen
Great idea to make pretty fabric covered buttons. I love this idea!
<p>Very Creative! Thanks for sharing! :)</p>
This is a good method to make beautiful buttons.
Very cool idea!!
Great instructable! I was trying to figure out how to do this on my own last night but I used some craft wire to build my own shank on a regular 2 hole button. For the final button (that's going on a throw pillow) I'll be adding a little circle of felt too to give it a little extra padding and because my fabric is such a light color.
I usually don't try to do this but will try it your way.&nbsp; thanks<br />
Great project!&nbsp; My dad did something similar when he was reupholstering an old sofa.&nbsp; Buttons covered this way hold up better for projects that don't involve a garment that will be buttoned and unbuttoned a lot how ever.&nbsp; <br /> <br /> <br />
Sweet! I agree with the person below though, definitely needs sealant or for plastic based fabrics,you could burn the edges.
Great idea! The only suggested I might make would be to add a little seam sealant to the edgers of the fabric, so they don't fray. I like the photography, too. Nice, clear close-ups!
I second your suggestion on the sealant... and add that a drop of sealant on the knot would be a good idea too. Overall, this is a good, easy way to make beautiful custom buttons.
It looks so easy!! It's just what I need. Thanks ;)
Gosh, wish I'd thought of this long ago. Thanks so much!
Great guide! I've always wondered how to do this, and I can't believe it's so simple. I'll be using this plenty!
Clever. I'll have to try this. I love to use funkier buttons that can be bought and it would be a good way to use nonmatching buttons, of which I have plenty.
so simple, yet I'm still impressed! I never can get the covered button kits to work. I will definitely try this!

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