New to Button Making?
If you’re new to button making then you’re likely asking,
“How do I get started? What products do I need?”
There are only 5 things you need to make buttons.
Button Maker and Supplies
ABM’s Money Saving Button Making Kits include all of these items (except paper) in one economical package.
Other items you will find useful when making buttons:
• Sturdy work table
• Design Ideas
For help finding the best size for your needs check out our "Choosing A Button Size" page.
To read about button making stuff you don't know that you don't know hop on over to our "Do's and Dont's" page.
For information regarding making fabric buttons proceed to our "All you ever wanted to know about making fabric buttons" page.
ABM has created video tutorials and free button making templates for a variety of sizes to help you create button graphics on your computer using Photoshop, Corel Draw, Print Shop and Open Office. So what do you do if you need button designer software and don't want to spend $100 or more dollars? Snoop around your computer a little. You probably already have a software program on your computer that will work in a pinch. Microsoft products like Paint and Word can both be used to design buttons.
While Microsoft Office is not a graphics program, you can still make simple buttons using their software. You can make name tags or add jpg files to your text and make a really nice button. It is worth mentioning that you don't even need software to make a pinback button.
Many artisans make custom pinback buttons to display their own artwork. Arts and crafts junkies use stickers and ink stamps to make great looking buttons. You can even experiment with pressing flowers and other organic material into a button.
If you are looking to make top notch professional pinback buttons and have intermediate computer skills, then you should go with a professional graphics package like Corel Draw or Photoshop. If budget is more of a consideration or you're needing a simple design approach to making great looking buttons, then we recommend our Build-a-Button Online Design Center. Build-a-Button is an inexpensive button designer software package created specifically for making buttons.