- Fabric (you can use scraps fabric)
- Side Cutting or Needle-Nose Pliers
- E6000 Jewlery & Bead Glue
- Glue On Earring Posts
- Aluminum Cover Button Kits
First you start by making a fabric button.
Following the instructions on the back of the button kit, you want to cut out the pattern on the package. It looks like a half circle. Then, cut a piece of the quilt block or you can use up any scraps you have. Next, take the fabric piece and fold it in half. Take the cutout and place the flat side against the fold of the fabric. Line the center of the cutout to the center of the fabric where the earring will be. Cut around the pattern with a pair of scissors. You should end up with a complete circle of fabric.
Take the fabric circle and place the center into the rubber mold. Push the fabric down with the aluminum button shell. Tuck in the excess fabric into the button shell.
Place the back of the button over the tucked fabric and button shell. Use the blue pusher to push the back into the shell. You might even hear a “pop” sound. Once it snaps into place, you can remove the button from the mold.
You now have fabric buttons. Let’s turn them into earrings.
Use the side cutting pliers to remove the button loop. They should come off fairly easy.
Place a small amount of the jewelry glue to the back of the earring posts. Then glue down the post to the center of the button back. Hold for a few seconds until the glue is secure. Allow the glue to set 24-72 hours for maximum strength.