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How to Make a Button

Whether you’re contemplating making buttons, or, are simply curious about what is involved, you’ve made it to the right place. We’ve gathered the most commonly asked button making questions, guides, information and tips in one place. The easy to navigate format will make your foray into button making as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

 

 

SIZE MATTERS

Buttons come in lots of shapes, options and sizes. Choosing the right one (or 2 or 3) can be challenging when you are at the beginning of your button making journey. ABM offers advice and gives insight on the most popular choices and unique options available to make it an easy process to choose the right size button!

HOW TO MAKE A BUTTON

Making buttons is easy. Really! To give you a head start we've compiled a list of things you might not know that you didn't know, or think to ask. We promise, reading these few guidelines before you get started will save you time and get your started on the right track!

BEST PRICE GUARANTEE

We guarantee to MEET OR BEAT any competitor’s advertised price on the same button equipment or button supplies PLUS your purchase is backed by our lifetime warranty against defects on all our pinback button machines!

BUTTON KIT DIFFERENCES?

Button Maker Kits from ABM are complete button making systems in a box. The main distinction between the kits are the type of circle cutter, quantity of pinback button sets and the design CDs that are included. Our goal is to make sure our consumers have everything needed to start making buttons at an affordable price, backed by our Best Price Guarantee.

MONEY SAVING KITS

Our main focus is to provide everything needed to get you started making buttons quickly, easily, with minimal investment. ABM designed our all-inclusive money saving Button Making Kits to get you going right out of the gate at an affordable price. You'll find something to fit any budget and yet include everything you need, backed by our Best Price Guarantee.

Button Maker Software

Button designs can be made by using popular graphic software programs such as Photoshop or Corel Draw. However they can have a long learning curve. Creating your button design should be fun and, most of all, easy! ABM's exclusive Build-a-Button™ online design center accomplishes all that, while still including the most powerful features needed for designing any button.

ABM REWARD PROGRAM

Shopping at American Button Machines pays you back! Earn 2% Rewards on every order completed on the website. It’s just another way for us here at American Button Machines to say “Thank You” to our wonderful customers and show our appreciation for your purchases.

Free Button Making Templates

ABM provides free button making templates for several of the most popular software programs in the graphic design industry.

Video Library

The story of button making told in video. Here you’ll find videos for everything from how to make a button, to Build-a-Button software tutorials, to using circle cutters, to creating interchangeable magnetic button jewelry.

THE BUTTON BLOG

 
Our Button Blog covers a wide range of button-y topics. This is where you'll find new product announcements, how-to info, promo codes, button making tips and info on our newest program - Buttons For Change™.

USA VS CHINA - DESIGN DIFFERENCE

If you've been doing research prior to making a purchase you've most likely found some cheap button machines online. The problem with those cheap button makers is that they are not made here in the U.S. Read an in-depth analysis to learn more about button machines made in China and the problems you will encounter trying to use them.

ABM's DISCUSSION FORUM

Have a question you feel only experienced button makers can answer? The ABM Discussion Forum is the place for you. In the Forum you can also offer suggestions of your own that you feel will benefit the button community. We love to hear from all of our button makers!

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Button University

What the heck is Button University?! BU is yet another avenue for learning about the wonderful world of buttons. Click the links, read the material and then take the final exam to earn a button making degree.
 

FAQs

Button making is easy to learn! There are many choices and options and if just getting started, you probably have several questions. Here are some quick answers to the most commonly asked questions.

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MAKING FABRIC BUTTONS

If you are contemplating a foray into fabric buttons, we've compiled a comprehensive list of everything you need to know about making fabric buttons. Here we discuss fabric choices, embroidery and why calibration is so important for a fabric button machine.

OUR STORY

We are on a mission to help as many people as possible reach their audience to spread their unique message to Change the World, One Button at a Time. Our enduring story, woven into yours, is very, very true and very, very simple:
SPREADING BUTTONS = SPREADING JOY

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BUTTONS FOR CHANGE CAMPAIGN


Our Buttons for Change™ mission is to be a super conduit of funds for both humanity and the animal kingdom, helping to raise awareness and much needed funds for their special causes. Our goal is to assist schools and non-profit organizations to become self-sustaining so they can reach their goals more quickly and easily, with a bit of style. Our vision is to help Change the World, One Button at a Time.

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