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Old 12-17-2009, 02:21
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Default Fabric covered buttons

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I would like to know how to go about making fabric covered buttons. Not so much in the step by step process but in what you actually use to make it the tools needed. I remember seeing this hand held tool, it had pink grips, you put the button parts together and you clamp it together with this tool. I know it exists I saw the advertisement in a craft magazine. I just cant remember where or who its made by. Does anyone own this mystery tool or know where to purchase one from.

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Old 12-17-2009, 05:03
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Tutorial (I just picked randomly from Google):
http://www.coverbuttons.com/assembly.htm


The tool, as an example only..you can get this from HL, WM, Joann's, Michael's etc etc etc

http://www.createforless.com/Dritz+C...utm_medium=cse

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Old 12-17-2009, 08:03
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I remember seeing this hand held tool, it had pink grips, you put the button parts together and you clamp it together with this tool. I know it exists I saw the advertisement in a craft magazine.
I know a little about button machine history. This is one type of hand-held snap tool:


http://www2.wawak.com/products/product.cfm?pID=6304

It is the only tool I know of that remotely matches your description. It makes a "snap button" but not a fabric covered button. Additionally, there is a wire fencing tool called "Button pliers" - named after a man named "Button" and has nothing to do with actual buttons.

Button machines have existed since the early Victorian era. The basic design has not changed in over 100 years:


http://www.workroombuttons.com/images/homepagemachine2.bmp

Over the years, Dritz and others have adapted the process for home use. This one has been discontinued:


http://thedomesticdiva.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/buttonmaker.jpg

...and replaced with the more familiar:


http://maxantbuttonandsupply.com/images/coverbuttons.jpg

...and this kind (no tool required):


https://www.costore.com/productimages/1100755E.jpg

Maybe you saw a photo of snap (or possibly eyelet) pliers next to a photo of a cover button package, and mentally fused them. The tool you're describing doesn't exist, and never has.
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:24
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ohh..there is only one tool that has the color Pink on the grip part. I remembered someone mentioned recently and it's called i-Top Tool? It's a brad maker (scrapbooking thingy) or something but the member also mentioned that it can be use to cover button?...

Not sure tho...just thought I mentioned it... e.g pic: http://cgi.ebay.com/Imaginisce-I-Top...item53de63cbff
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:59
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Whoa... I stand corrected. Thank you so much for posting that, Cynthia! Gulana94, please accept my apologies.
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Old 12-17-2009, 09:00
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aww Dede...no need to apologize ... I'm not even sure if that's the Pink tool she's looking for and it's not even called a cover button maker but a brad maker thingy...
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Um... what exactly is a "brad"?
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lol..maybe it's called brads?...idk...now it's my turn to apologize..lol..I made a typo?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Imaginisce-i-top...item439bfb386f
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lol..maybe it's called brads?...idk...now it's my turn to apologize..lol..I made a typo?
Heck, I wouldn't know if you did.

Is it a tack or a brass fastener-type thing? The pliers are providing the pressure, but other than that it looks like a cover button kit operation.

Can someone enlighten us poor brad-impaired Hip Girls?
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Old 12-17-2009, 09:53
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lol..you're way cool, Dede... =)

sample pic brads: http://cgi.ebay.com/Imaginisce-I-Top...item53de63cc74


so yeaps..kinda like the fastener thingy...
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