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Old 05-17-2010, 01:01
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I was wondering if I can use my little fabric covered buttons as brads?? I'm not sure what kind of hardware I need to glue to the back of the button. Does anyone have an idea? Thanks!!
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YES! At least, you can with professional-style fabric buttons (requires a machine). I think you might be able to adapt the technique to regular buttons:














Add top die with fabric and button top. Push handle on the button machine, and...







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Thank you! Do you think it'll work if I glue a regular metal brad to the fabric covered button, like you would a push pin?
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Thank you! Do you think it'll work if I glue a regular metal brad to the fabric covered button, like you would a push pin?
You can sure try - go for it!

If you have a sheet metal punch, or Big Bite (I think), you might be able to do it my way. Just remove the wire shank, and punch a hole in the back. Use a brass fastener, and cut a piece of cardboard to size (it prevents the fastener from moving around). You'll have to cut a slit in the pusher to accommodate the fastener, though.
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Try these! I use glue them onto the backs of my flowers to make them into brads

http://www.craftembellishmentworld.c...ed-Brad/Detail
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You know... I've never tried my method with real, actual brads - just brass fasteners. Exactly how much smaller are they? They look tiny.
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Thanks a lot everyone..... You guys are so helpful! Now I'm off to buy some brad backs, Yay!!
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