Friday, March 30, 2012

Scrap Fabric Post Earrings


So I am obviously stuck on using the cotton scrap fabric that I have since several of my last tutorials use this fabric. Again, this is the perfect quick and easy scrap fabric tutorial and I keep seeing these fabric covered button earrings in stores for around $20 but you can make these for much less. If you are willing to put a little work into them, the supplies to make these don't cost more than $2.

Supplies:
  • Cover Button Starter Kit Size 30 (3/4 inch) FLAT BACKS
    (kits usually include a tool, button cover fronts and backs), I ordered these and the earring backs from Cover Button City on Etsy
  • fabric scraps (approx. 6" square)
  • scissors
  • post earrings with flat pad (no hole), size 6mm with ear nut
  • E-6000 glue
  1. Cut a fabric twice the diameter of your button. Since we are using .75" buttons the diameter of the circle should be 3". If you decide to make smaller or larger buttons, change the diameter accordingly
  2. With the wrong side up, center the fabric in the button tool and place the top button shell over top of the fabric (convex side down). Push the metal piece down into the button tool.



  3. Tuck the fabric towards the center of the button.



  4. Place the backer over the button and use the tool to snap the back into place.



  5. Remove the button from the tool.



  6. Using the E-6000, put a dab of glue on the pad of the earring post and glue it to the center back of the button. Repeat this step with the second earring and let glue dry over night.

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