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The Button Blog - American Button Machines — Fabric Buttons

Fabric Covered Buttons Video

Here is a video we put together of some things you can make with a fabric covered button maker from American Button Machines. Feel free to tap your toes and enjoy the show :-)

How to Make a Mirror Button - Tutorial

Making a mirror back button using a favorite photo or fabric is fun and very easy to do! You might have heard them referred to before as a pocket mirror or purse mirror. Our complete mirror button sets include everything you need to make a mirror back button, Mylar, Front Shell, Collet Back, Mirror Shim and Genuine Glass Mirror.   We offer several mirror sizes to choose from: Industry Standard Size: 2.25" Mirror Button Set, 3" Mirror Button Set and 3.5" Mirror Button Set. Badge-a-Minit Size: BAM 2.25" Mirror Button Set   We have put together this step-by-step tutorial to guide...

How to Make Fabric Buttons with the Green Button Maker Machine

Did you know American Button Machines has available not one but two different types of fabric button machines? Anyone who has done research for fabric buttons knows all about the Red-n-Black Machine. But few of you are aware of the Green Machine. This beauty has been in the shadow of her super star, 2nd cousin twice removed, far too long. It is high time she steps in front to showcase her talents. The Green Machine is sold as a kit which includes the button maker, the die size of your choice and 144 large wire eyelet button sets. Since the...

10 Things to Make with Fabric Buttons

Fabric covered buttons are a fun alternative to paper buttons and can be especially eye-catching. There are lots of choices when it comes to fabric buttons; today we share 10 ideas with you:   • Embroidered pocket mirrors • Purse hangers (using a flat back button) • Embellished shoe charms and flip-flops • Spruce up ID badges for nurses or teachers by adding a badge reel   • Cross stitch a pin back button • Reward students and contest winners with Award ribbons • Decorative flower brooches (or hats or pterodactyls)           • Super cute ponytail holders (to match school uniforms)...

ABM Video Series: The Exciting World of Fabric Buttons!

Fabric buttons have been one of the most prominent topics that we have covered here at The Button Blog. Rather than try to re-invent the wheel or regurgitate old information, we will provide you with the links to our fabric button tutorial series, plus some other useful resources to help you in your fabric button endeavor


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