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NEW | Fabric Covered Buttons!

by Sara Parker |

I can’t contain my excitement over this newest addition to the shop - Fabric Covered Buttons!

 

Fabric Covered Buttons with Kitty
These buttons have a shank backing which means there are no sewing holes on the top of the button, but a metal loop on the back. This allows the button to sit atop your fabric. 

 

Shank style buttonFabric covered button on knitwear
In staying true to our mission of creating little-to-no textile waste, we're using up little bits of fabrics that would otherwise go to the compost bin. 

 

In the shop you'll find a variety of button cards - some grouped by color and others grouped by print.

 

Yellow Button CardRare Print Button CardRare Print Button Card
If you've never sewn on a shank button, don't fear! Here's a few tutorials from around the web:

 

 

Shank buttons tend to be used on bulkier fabrics and garments - like knitwear, overcoats and jackets. I've also seen them used on more delicate garments like the closure of the neckline on the back of a blouse, or a decorative closure on a skirt. 

 

Here are some garment sewing patterns that use shank style buttons:

 

Seamwork Hayden
Some ideas for using shank style buttons in accessories:

 

Add a shank button closure to a handled tote! I did something similar to this with Karen Steven's Side-Handled Gusset Bag. Side Handled Gusset TOte
 

Shop Fabric Covered Buttons!

 

Fabric Covered Buttons_Sara Parker Textiles
 


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