Having seen some lovely items made with cover buttons, I decided to try to make my own. Here are my best ones:
I soon learnt that you need to ensure you have the back piece in exactly the right place, as otherwise when you push down, you will bend at least one of the metal pieces:
If you try to force them the metal distorts more and becomes unusable. However sometimes you can recover slightly and make something that you can use, but isn’t as pretty at the back:
Unfortunately I had to completely discard some buttons as I’d distorted them too much.
I got better with placement of the pieces after a while, but then run out of buttons. I have pretty fabric scraps and left over fabric from my top which I think I’ll use to make more. I think i may focus on which bit of fabric to choose next time, so that a pattern is central. This is a quite quick activity which I hope to be able to do in front of the television after a while.
Now what do I make with the buttons?