These are my buttons -
A pictorial of how I made the buttons is given below.
|Material for the button. I am using a button making kit for the actual button. ... I know, that is cheating a bit, he he he. You will also need a fabric glue, which I did not show here.|
|Place the fabric over the white button mould and the button casing over it. Press the casing and fabric together intl the mould.|
|Fabric and casing pressed completely into the mould.|
|Place the button shank over the mould and press into it as done earlier.|
|Completed button with shank attached.|
|Dab some glue around the shank, take a completed tatting motif and push the shank through the centre.|
|Make a small cut in the middle of the felt. Again, dab a little glue over the tatting and press the felt over the shank, until it sticks firmly to the button|
You can create your own motif for the tatting, but make sure that there is a space in the middle to let the button shank pass through it. Below is the chart for the motif that I used.
This is a tip on how I cut the felt to size.
Before cutting out the felt circle, make a small slip in the felt and push the shank through it. Then cut the circle following the outline of the metal plate.