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
- Tracing paper
- Transfer paper
- 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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ABOUT THE CRAFT DESIGNERS
United Button Covers by Lisa Lerner and Kersten Hamilton