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Sew Useful Fabric Covered Buttons (NO KITS)!!!

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ETSY LISTING
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!
 
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Step 1: Material's list

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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

Step 2: Measure

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With the ruler measure the distance between the shank and the edge of the button.

Step 3: Measure again

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With the pen and from the edge of the button, mark onto the fabric the distance that you obtained from measuring the inside of the button.

Step 4: Trace

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With the button on the fabric and upside down trace around the button the circumference of the piece of fabric needed to cover the button. Put the button aside and cut the circle.

Step 5: Sew

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With the needle and the embroidery thread, stitch a running stitch along the edge of the fabric circle. Make sure to leave a tail of thread long enough to make a couple knots.

Step 6: Place button

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Place the button up side down right in the middle of the stitched round piece of fabric.

Step 7: Pull thread

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Pull both ends of thread until the fabric snuggles the button.

Step 8: Make knots

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Make a couple knots making sure the fabric is tight around the shank of the button.

Step 9: View

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It should look like this.

Step 10: Check shank

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There should not be any fabric or thread blocking the button's shank so you can sew your button to your projects.

Step 11: Ready to use!

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Now you are ready to use your covered buttons for any craft or sewing projects.
TIP: You can use regular buttons without the shanks too, specially for craft projects.
Have FUN!