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How to Make Button Covers for Kids

Button Cover Buddies
Button Cover Buddies
Button Cover Buddies

Fun and fanciful button cover buddies will spruce up any button-down shirt. Design one of you and one of your best friend, or create one of a dog and another of a cat. The possibilities are endless.

What You'll Need:

  • Sueded leatherette fabric (or smooth leatherette)
  • Permanent markers
  • Pencil
  • Tracing paper
  • Transfer paper
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife

How to Make Button Cover Buddies:

Step 1: Trace the Button Cover Buddies pattern as a PDF. Cut a small piece of fabric a bit larger than each pattern. Lay transfer paper between the pattern and the fabric (transfer side down). Trace pattern onto fabric.

Step 2: Color in the design with permanent markers. Make sure to test the markers on a small piece of the fabric to be sure they don't smear. You can copy our coloring, or you can make the people resemble you and your best friend.

Step 3: Outline all shapes with black marker.

Step 4: Cut out the shape, and then cut the slit for the button with the craft knife. Don't forget to ask an adult to help you when you work with a craft knife.

With the ideas in this article, you'll be crafting button covers in no time!

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United Button Covers by Lisa Lerner and Kersten Hamilton