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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)
scissorspost earrings with flat pad (no hole), size 6mm with ear nutE-6000 glueCut 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 accordinglyWith the wrong side up, center the fabric in the button tool and…

Cotton Fabric Heaband

Needle & Thread (coordinate with fabric)
3 - Cover Button Size 36 (7/8 inch) wire back
Wide Headband
18" x 24" piece of fabric
Glue Gun

Note: I used different patterns for each flower and mixed things up so if you want to do this here is the fabric breakdown:
Each button: 2" x 2"
Larger flower: 3" x 18"
Smaller flower: 2" x 18"
Heaband: depends on size or your headband but you will need about 4" x 18" piece of fabric

Cut two strips of 2" x 18" fabric for the smaller flowers. Cut one 3" x 18" strip for the larger flower. Take one of the strips and fold the fabric in half width wise and sew a gathering stitch along the unfinished bottom of the strip.

Gather the strip of fabric and tie the end but do not cut the thread. Form a circle with material and stay stitch it in place.

Repeat steps 2 & 3 with the remaining strips of fabric.Cover your buttons with fabric, for instructions refer to the Fabric Button Ha…