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Free Button Making Software for Pinback Buttons!

Free Button Making Software for Pinback Buttons!

American Button Machines is proud to announce we are now offering Free Button Making Software with the purchase any pinback buttons from our website!                                           You will receive a month long free membership to our Build-A-Button 5.0 button maker software with purchases of 1,000 button sets or more. If you are working on a smaller project, don’t be discouraged. We will still give you a full week’s membership if you order 250 or 500 pinned back button sets.        ...

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)...

Best Valentine’s Day Buttons! Want Free Rings with that?

Here we’ve all just begun to recover from the craziness that comes with having not one, not two, not three but four major holidays back to back and now, believe it or not, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.  We know, for the guys especially, finding something unique for this very special holiday can be trying.  Well, ABM has just the thing to make your significant other’s heart melt.  Imagine the look you’ll get when she opens her gift and finds a keepsake picture button of the two of you overlaid with a heart-shaped accent ring.   And who...

Customer Spotlight: Making Buttons At SpaceCraft Studios Is ‘Magic’ [Video]

A couple months ago the crafty Jennifer Null of Technicolor Moments had a chance to stop by the fabulous SpaceCraft Studios in Charleston, South Carolina, to make a few pinback buttons with the help of owner Allison Merrick. For those of you unfamiliar with SpaceCraft, it combines a workroom studio and retail shop in one space. The workroom has all the necessary tools and materials needed to make a variety of craft projects – including a 1” button machine and circle cutter from American Button Machines. Jennifer is a lover of pincback buttons (who isn’t?) and is excited to use...

Button Making – So Easy A Child Can Do It! [Videos]

Button making is much easier than most people think. This isn’t to say that all button machines are made equal – there are several myths circulating about certain machines – but what’s cool about our American-made machines is, even though they are designed for adult use (12 years and older), their low center of gravity and wide base allow for ease of use by buttoneers  both young and old. To show you exactly what we’re talking about, we’ll tell you how to put together a button, in this case a pinback button, with the help of two talented button makers,...

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