Learning to Sew: Covering Buttons

Buttons are not difficult to cover. Covered buttons can add a stylish finishing touch to a garment or to a piece of upholstered furniture.

Covered button kits are available at many fabric stores. You simply cut the fabric in the correct size circle and press it into the mold which comes with the kit. Put the button form on the fabric. Gather the fabric neatly into the back of the button; insert the shank and snap it in place using the tool you are given. Voile, you have a tailored, covered button which matches your project.