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ABC Teeny Tiny Buttons

So, I don't think that I ever showed these buttons that I made for the Feeling Stitchy button swap. If I did, forgive me. Anyway, making these was such fun, that I figured I should do more of this.

Which reminded me that I have a wonderful button maker. But not the kind of buttons that you sew on...no, I have a pinback button maker. And I have lots of supplies. So why not use that to make some fabric covered pinback buttons?!?

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Today I pulled out my supplies and the button maker pieces, and made these! I really like how they look. Well...from the front.

button fail

Uh, yeah, so the fabric doesn't get caught in the metal parts as well as paper does. I tried to make sure that it would, but on all three tries, at least part of it was loose. Grr. Does anyone have any tips or ideas to make this work better? My machine is a badge-a-minit 1-1/4", with a hand held press.

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  2. Spray adhesive will help a lot. I use the KK2000 for machine embroidery on covered buttons for sewing. Also two layers of fabric may help, but it looks like you need larger circle of fabric. Use a seam sealant (Fraycheck/ Frayblock) on the edges and let it dry before making the button

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  3. those are so cute!! great idea.

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  4. Barbara: When I tried a bigger circle, it seemed to fold back. But the sealant sounds like it would make a big difference. The fraying seemed to play a big part.

    Do you know, I love this part of the internet!

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  5. Another option may be to put heat and bond on the back, and it will seal it and give it a rubbery backing. You don't have to fuse it.
    I just stumbled on your blog, while reading something else. LOL!

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  6. Cute! Cute! I'm here from the Freckled Nest blog, just stopped by to say hello ;)

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  7. It was so great to see you on FN. :)I love your new products!

    Jenny-Lynn

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  8. 1. I found you from Freckled Nest! 2. WHAT!!! I love those buttons, how cute! I agree, you should make tons! They are so adorable! :)

    xoxo,
    Cat

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  9. Those buttons are the cutest! :D

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  10. Found you on FN. I have used spray adhesive, with god results. Good luck! Wacth out, addictive!

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  11. Hmmm, I've had my own button issues lately, these tips are helpful to me, too! Sounds like I need to look into adhesives...

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  12. Those are adorable!!! I love both ideas, your embroidery is too cute.

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  13. I don't have any ideas.. but I hope you figure it out because they are super cute!! Visiting from Freckled Nest :)

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  14. LOVE the buttons! Hope you solve your problem...I know nothing about button making.
    Found you on Freckled Nest!

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  15. It was an awesome idea! Hope it works out! Your embroidery patterns are the cutest!

    Cheers,
    Sarah

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  16. I adore your buttons and that baseball digi below make me smile! Your stuff is so amazingly cute!

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  17. Found you from Freckled Nest... those buttons are ADORABLE! AND, I love your embroidery work. Precious!

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  18. sorry I dont have any tips, but those look pretty cool to me :3

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  19. These buttons are the cutest thing I've ever seen! Good job!

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  20. Cute and kawaii buttons, you've done a nice embroidery work !
    I've put a link button of your blog on mine.
    -Mathilde-

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  21. I have always wanted a button maker! Yours are super cute. I hope you get that figured out. :D

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  22. Freckled nest sent me your way. I love buttons, so I hope you find a way to make them work. Very cute!

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  23. I have a badge-a-minit machine, too, and had been thinking about trying fabric, so this was really helpful. Might try the fraycheck first, but I'd be interested in any other techniques you discover!

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