Tutorial ~ Fabric Covered Button Bracelet

by Destri on September 26, 2011

fabric covered button bracelet tutorial

Continuing on with my fabric covered button obsession….I swear, anyway I can use them I will find it!  I really don’t know what it is, but I love them :).  Anyhoo, today I will show you how to make a fabric covered button bracelet.  It’s a great way to use up those pretty scraps you hung onto just knowing that something would come along to showcase them.  This is just the project, quick and inexpensive.  I used a mix of jelly roll fabrics in fall colors, perfect to add to my fall wardrobe.  You could use all one pattern or color too.

They would be a great gift for the upcoming Holiday’s or the perfect accessory to add to your fall wardrobe, catch me after the jump for the full tutorial!

Diy Fabric Covered Bracelet

Fabric Covered Bracelet Supplies

Supplies:

  • fabric scraps
  • bracelet with disc settings – I bought mine at Hobby Lobby for $3.99 in the jewelery section, or here are a bunch on etsy
  • 5/8 Cover buttons – I needed two packs, so I bought one kit and one refill!  You can get these at a craft store, fabric, or even Wal-mart has them.  Hobby Lobby has them half off each month, so I buy a bunch then
  • hot glue sticks and gun
  • scissors

Instructions:

How to make fabric covered button

You can use the little template the kit provides, but I find this way to be much faster.  Cut a piece of fabric that is about twice the size of the button.  Line up where you want the button on the fabric (is there a flower you want centered?), and then press into the button form with the right side of the fabric down.

Next pull the fabric straight up as shown.

Now just cut off the top just above the form.  I kind of rest the scissor blades on the top and then cut.  This always leaves just the right amount of fabric.

Center the button back onto the form, making sure the fabric edges are gathered underneath it.

Then press the disc the kit provides onto the back until you here it snap.  There is something so satisfying about pulling that button out :)

You can find flat back covered buttons on etsy, but I have not been able to find them locally.  I just bend the little prong down on the edge of the table.

Cover up all the buttons that you need for your bracelet, and then line them up in the order that they look good.

Now put the glue around the edges, wait a second and press and hold the button.  Wait another second for the glue to cool, and wipe the excess glue off the edges.

Glue them all on, wiggle them and make sure they are on there good.  I had to re-glue one.  You can see that my buttons fit just inside the discs.  Some of them I have seen have a flat surface, so they will look a little different.  Make sure that you have flat back button covers for the flat surface bracelets.

Fabric Covered Button Bracelet

Wouldn’t these make the perfects gifts?  Perfect for Super Saturday events too.  Just buy a charm pack and that would give you plenty of coordinating fabric for a bunch of bracelets.  Great for girls to make for their friends this holiday season too.

Shopping rescources:

The exact antique copper bracelet I used.

Thanks for stopping in, hope everyone has a great Monday.  I am off to conquer my to-do list of procrastinations.  You know, the list that is made up of all the stuff you didn’t want to do off the other lists.  Fun stuff :)

Talk soon!

~Destri

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