Self Cover Buttons / Fabric Covered Buttons

What is self cover buttons / fabric covered buttons?

self cover buttons are used not only to close or open the dress but also as a fashion and matching garment design. Almost any type of light- to medium-weight fabric can be used to self cover buttons. It's best not to try to use heavy fabrics, or those with pile as they prevent the pieces from snapping together. If you have your heart set on these, trim the pile from the fabric area that tucks into the form so it's flatter. Sheer fabrics need a lining or interfacing under them to prevent metal forms fromglimmering through the fabric and distorting the color. Fuse interfacing to loosely woven or fragile fabrics to prevent fiber wear and breakage. Covering Cues It's easy to keep the covering fabric centered over the button by spraying the form with temporary spray adhesive. Use the provided template to cut the fabric covering the proper size for the button. Lay the fabric wrong side up on a flat surface and top with the button form face down. Pull the fabric tightly over the button form and push it onto the underside teeth if you have that kind of form; if not, use the mold and set the fabric and button into it following the manufacturer's instructions . On knits and other fragile fabrics, be careful not to stretch or distort the fabric as you pull it over the cover. For feisty fabrics with a mind of their own, try a few dabs of fabric glue to hold the underside in place until you can snap on the backing. Position the back section of the self covered button front and push into place. If you need help, use a wooden thread spool and a hammer to join the pieces, but avoid denting the self cover button front. Once the button is covered, attach it as you would any other button.

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