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Dritz Button Cover Kits

Reported by Kim Fox

Dritz Button Cover Kits entered my life after my recent infatuation with fabric-covered buttons. I know that Making Memories makes them, as does K&Company. But sometimes their color schemes just don’t match up with what I’m looking for to embellish my cards.

I went to a indie craft show and saw several booths with fabric covered buttons and magnets, I knew that I was about to venture into another inspiring craft journey. After just a tad bit of research, I discovered the Dritz Button Cover Kits. The good thing about them is that they are readily available at Joann’s in the notions section. At least it was convenient for me. And the price point is doable too!


Tips:

  • Here’s a pdf file for visual instructions from Dritz for using the button covers.
  • The fabric should be more thin than thick; if the fabric is too thick, you won’t be able to fit everything together.
  • I’ve used my Sizzix circle die to cut my fabric circles; the Sizzix dies cut make a nice circle and cut through the fabric cleanly.
  • If you use the circle pattern on the package, cut your circle just slightly larger.
  • One creative option is to customize your image or design on your computer, then print it onto fabric sheets and then make a button.

Now, Dritz is not the only place that makes button covers. You can find them in larger quantities from other places. The website Cover Buttons is dedicated to making fabric covered buttons. But I’m sticking with the Dritz Button Covers because they’re the only ones I’ve used, and they are just simple and plain, yet they allow me to go beyond simple and plain in my creativity.

Pros:

  • easy instructions
  • easy to use
  • everything you need is in the kit (buttons, mold and pusher)
  • they come in a variety of sizes
  • once you purchase the kit, you can just purchase refills after that

Cons:

  • You’ll have to get creative in terms of adhering your button cover to your project; you’ll have to fold down the metal hook in the back if you want the button to lay flat

The Dritz Button Cover Kits start at about $2.99. You can find them online at Joann. CreateforLess had a variety of sizes and, oh! square buttons for $3.39. Finally, Scrapmasters Inc. had some for $2.96.

Have you used Dritz Button Cover Kits in your paper crafting? We’d love to hear from you! And if you use these kits in your sewing work, we’d love for you to weigh in too… helpful hints are always welcome!

*if the video tutorial moves too fast for you to read the words, just pause it!

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8 Responses to Dritz Button Cover Kits

  1. Bonnie March 30, 2009 at 11:29 am #

    I have used the Dritz button covers on my scrapbook pages. I remove the loop with a pair of pliers very carefully before assembling so it doesn’t get into the way when I adhere the button to my pages.

  2. twinklescrapbooks March 30, 2009 at 2:16 pm #

    That is so cool! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
    tina

  3. ohradiogirl March 30, 2009 at 7:42 pm #

    Thanks Bonnie for mentioning how easy it is to get the loop out of the way.

    I think they are reasonably priced and you can make them to match your projects.

  4. Lori April 1, 2009 at 11:09 am #

    I like these. I’ve used them to add to hair ties for my daughter. I think Joann’s has a sale on notions this ad and a 20% off your total purchase, so you could probably score some on the cheap.

  5. Marie-Hélène à Madrid April 1, 2009 at 2:27 pm #

    Your video is fantastic
    maría-Helena

  6. Tricia April 13, 2009 at 12:21 pm #

    ok, thanks for the enabling. I bet a piece of coordinating printed paper can be used too. I am going to buy some tonight and TRY TRY TRY! Love this! Thanks.

  7. Beverly August 27, 2009 at 8:52 pm #

    FYI: If you go to Cover Button website, you can order in bulk and you have the option of getting a back without the button shank, so that will solve that problem.

  8. Punkrockmum October 17, 2010 at 2:04 pm #

    I’ve been experimenting with this brand on iPad covers. Yes, they are easy to use and yes, the loop is easy to remove. Which is my problem. After only using these for a few days as actual buttons (as apposed to using them just for decoration) the hook pops off rendering my iPad covers without a means to secure it. I’m on the search for something better. These are great, but only for decoration. Not for actual use with a button hole!!!