Hey Button Guy! I like your blog even though I’ve never made a single button/pin(apparently) – but I want to.
I am an incredible knit designer and I specialize in Canine(K9) doggie sweaters. I am a master certified Groomer/Handler and dog trainer… Well, moving on, I am developing a line of NCAA/NFL geared sweaters for dogs.
I would love to be able to make team themed shank sized buttons (fabric) or myler if the backing can be safely sported by a pup. Any recommendations on where to start?
Thanks for reading and enjoying my blog!
The safest option for doggies is (drum roll …..) Bull Dog Clip Buttons! 🙂
Rather than a pointy pin, these clip on with an alligator-like mouth. No sharp points. That being said, they do run the risk of getting knocked off the sweater, unless strategically placed … so…..
You might want to sew the button directly onto the sweater using a Center Hole Button with Welded Up Eyes. I think that’s your very best option.
If you need supplies, the fabulous folks at People Power Press can get you set up 🙂
MAKING YOUR OWN CUSTOM BUTTONS FOR JACKETS, ACCESSORIES AND FURNITURE
It is certainly confusing when writing about buttons. At People Power Press we call pin-back buttons “buttons” and we think of them as buttons but more commonly the word “buttons” refer to what do up your shirt. This is the kind of button that I am about to write about (and yes, you can make them using pin-back button supplies and a button maker).
Using pin-back button supplies and a button maker you can make your own buttons for clothing, accessories and furniture.
What You Will Need:
– Paper artwork and Mylar OR Fabric (no mylar necessary)
– Center Hole (the back)
– Welded Up Eye (goes through the centre hole)
– Button Maker
*Note: Welded up eyes have a strange name but are a great little attachment for button making and a simple way to add a loop to a button for an assortment of crafting.
1. Place shell and artwork in pick up die of button maker.
2. a) Place centre hole face down in the crimp die of button maker. b) Place welded up face down into center hole.
Once pressed sew thread through the metal loop of the welded up eye onto your desired surface. This is a great way to customize your jacket, pillows or couch, and other accessories.