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Old 08-02-2010, 09:56
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I know one or two of you wonderful ladies can tell me what these are called and where we can get them..

We want to make Key chains with initials on them. We want to embroider the initial and attach the embroidered initial (fabric) to a 3/4 to 1" button cover. The problem is we need button covers that have flat backs. We think the backs are going to be pointy to go through the webbing to attach the button cover part. The backs we have seen are flat backs.

I hope this description makes sense. Please let us know what these are called. We cannot find them any where.

Thanks bunches. You ladies are the greatest.

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Old 08-02-2010, 10:19
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I think they are called wire eye/shank back here is a link to some I was looking at online.

http://http://www.artfire.com/module...uct_id=1349951
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Old 08-02-2010, 10:27
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If the ones you are looking for are the ones that you cover by hand with a special plastic tool (same as dritz brand you can get at Joann`s) with wire eye back and not the machine covered ones like dede posted below I am hosting a Gb for those just opened today and you can check it here
http://hipgirlclips.com/forums/group...-now-open.html

If you need me too I can post a picture of them but it will be tomorrow since kiddos just reached hour "0" and have to put them to bed LOL JLMK
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These are two types of covered buttons that might be what you're describing. They are assembled with button machines, but maybe they'll help you find what you need.

This is shell (button front) + flat back:



When you said "pointy", did you mean "like a tack"? If so...

This is shell (button front) + tack back + tack:


Does that help at all? Sorry the images are so huge!
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Old 08-02-2010, 10:34
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Sorry, Pat - I moved down here.

The Dritz tool was developed to duplicate button machine action for home sewers. While I have had customers successfully make machine buttons with Dritz tools, I haven't tried it myself, so I can't personally recommend it. I might be able to offer some suggestions if we can figure out what you're looking for! Maybe modify Pat's buttons?
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Sorry, Pat - I moved down here.

The Dritz tool was developed to duplicate button machine action for home sewers. While I have had customers successfully make machine buttons with Dritz tools, I haven't tried it myself, so I can't personally recommend it. I might be able to offer some suggestions if we can figure out what you're looking for! Maybe modify Pat's buttons?
LOL dede I was wondering after I wrote "dede`s post above " now where the &%$" is she???? LOL how did you do that? you wrote first!
So I had to edit to dede`s post below...now she will think I can predict LOL
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These are two types of covered buttons that might be what you're describing. They are assembled with button machines, but maybe they'll help you find what you need.

This is shell (button front) + flat back:



When you said "pointy", did you mean "like a tack"? If so...

This is shell (button front) + tack back + tack:


Does that help at all? Sorry the images are so huge!
Yes, this looks like what we are looking for. Do you know what these are called or where you can get them? I have never made button covers, but wanting to try them. The keychains we want to make are adorable, but I need this piece first.

Thanks again.
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:46
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Yes, this looks like what we are looking for. Do you know what these are called or where you can get them? I have never made button covers, but wanting to try them. The keychains we want to make are adorable, but I need this piece first.

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Dede sell the machines you need to make them...just click on the link below her signature and it will take you to her web
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What is the most common size of buttons? I want to do the embroidery and can't decide between the #60 and the #75?
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What is the most common size of buttons? I want to do the embroidery and can't decide between the #60 and the #75?
75 are 1 7/8" and 60 are 1 1/2"
I use #60 for my monogrammed button streamers cause #75 seem a little big for me but again i think it is a matter of taste.
If you want any more help regarding buttons you can just ask away in my button Gb thread and I will gladly help you no matter if you are ordering or not
http://hipgirlclips.com/forums/group...-now-open.html
I will add pics of the streamers there later today too and you can see how big or small they look to you
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