I’m going to show you how to spruce up a tired looking garment with your own self covered buttons. It’s a perfect way to add a little bit of your favourite fabric to a piece without much effort at all.
I’m addicted to the Michael Miller range Arrow Flight and used the opportunity to get some use out of those last little scraps I couldn’t quite part with.
What you need:
- Scraps of your favourite fabric
- Self-cover buttons (I used Prym 15mm)
- Tool for cover buttons (again I used Prym, universal tool for cover buttons)
- Needle and Thread
First off you’ll need to cut out your fabric pieces, to fit the buttons. The Prym set come with a template to get the right sizing
Next pop the circular piece of fabric over the correct sized hole and place the button on top. Now, using the presser, push your button and fabric down into base, ensuring the fabric is wrapped snuggly around the button.
Take the back piece of your button and place it on top of the button. Press down firmly again with the cover tool. you should hear a little click.
It if turns out you’ve missed any pieces of fabric, don’t worry, all you have to do is pry the back off with a pin.
Repeat for the remaining buttons and add to any garment that needs a bit of sprucing up. I added mine to an old grey cardigan.I love the new splash of colour.