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How To Cover A Button

Using cover buttons can be very useful within dressmaking and upholstery as it means you can use your main fabric to create your button, in doing this you can make the button less visual, making the blend into the garments/ furniture. There are different types of cover buttons from plastic to metal we have show how to cover a metal button as theses have teeth that will grip the fabric making it easier to cover. You can also buy tools that will help you with covering your buttons. We haven’t shown this using a tool as it can be done without.

Covering buttons are really quick and easy follow theses simple steps and you will have them covered in know time;

  • There is two parts to a cover button, a front that gets covered in fabric and a back that secures the fabric in place and hides all the edges.

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  • Cut a circle out of your chosen fabric big enough that it will wrap around the front of your button and meet in the middle of the back.




  • Fold in the fabric, the teeth should help to grip the fabric 2016-06-23 11.27.11and hold it in place.





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  • Now you have you button cover you need to secure the fabric in place by placing the back on, as you do this push in any loose bits of fabric so it is tight and smooth on the front. You will have to put some pressure to get the back to click in, you should feel it click into place.



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  • The front of your button should now look something like this.




Cover buttons are not available to purchase on our web shop but are in stock in our shop in Bridport Dorset. If you would like any additional information regarding this post of anything else you have seen on here please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to help.

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