Thursday, December 31, 2009

Fabric covered Button earring tutorial!

You read it right I am going to try and do a Tutorial! I got this fabu idea to make fabric earrings and went searching on the Internet for a tutorial. All the ones that I found, were not exactly what I was looking for. Then I got the idea from a Magnet tutorial. Where they used buttons which you cover in fabric and then put a magnet on the back.

So with out further babbling here is my attempt at which to tell you how to make some

Materials needed:

Cover Button kit with tool (1/2" or 5/8" i wouldn't go any bigger)
Scraps of fabric
Glue gun
Earring backings
a tool which will snip through metal

Step One:

Open your kit, and take a look at your buttons. On the back piece there will be a round hook, This is what you would use to sew the button onto something. This is what we need to clip off. So use your pliers, or snipping tool and clip this off of two backings. make sure all the pieces are out.

Step two:

On the back of the packaging your buttons come in, there will be a "pattern" , or a circle which you cut out and use as a guide to cut your fabric scraps. make sure that you choose what part of the fabric you want to be on the earring and center that in the circle.

Step Three:

Place the fabric over the tool. and push the top of the button into the tool and fabric.

Step Four:
Fold in the rest of the edges, and then place the backing on the fabric that has been folded over. Use the Blue "push" tool to firmly push the backing onto the front piece. Then pull out the button

Step five:

Use the glue gun to glue the earring backing onto your covered button. Wait to cool, and TA DA! you have a cut fabric earring! (or you can use super glue)

I hope you can understand this, as i don't have pictures for everything, If there are questions please feel free to post your question and i will do my best to help you out!!
These make great gifts! and are easy and fun to make!!

Peace & Love J-me

1 comment:

Mary Jo said...

Great tutorial! Thanks!