Covered Buttons Accessories

Covered buttons are so awesome and versatile for creating crafts and accessories, something which i discovered by chance while searching for pretty buttons for my tote bags and brainstorming for quick project ideas for my craft markets.  They are also easy to make on a weekend and can be used in a wide variety of crafts such as hair accessories, earrings, garments, bags, toys and more.  Making these buttons is also an excellent way to use up my fabric scraps, which really helps to clear junk off my craft room!  LOL

Assorted Covered Buttons Ponytail Holders

Assorted Ponytail Holders

Assorted Covered Buttons Bobby Pins

Assorted Bobby Pins

Assorted Covered Buttons Hair Clips

Assorted Hair Clips

Assorted Covered Buttons Badges

Assorted Badges

I’ve since created and sold hundreds of accessories using fabric buttons, some of my favourite items being earrings, hair accessories and badges. Fabric buttons are created using merely metal button kits, which sell at $2 a pack from Daiso.  They come in a variety of sizes such as 12mm, 15mm, 18mm, 22mm, 27mm and 38mm.  There are about 10 – 20 metal buttons in each kit, depending on sizes.  Each kit comes with metal buttons with shank backs, template and tools.

Covered Buttons Kit

Covered Buttons Kit

Some of my most popular items include Christmas-themed items made using fabric buttons.  My favourite is the 12 Days of Christmas fabric buttons, which is available in three different colours.  They are available in my Etsy store at

Christmas-themed Covered Buttons Ponytail Holders

Christmas-themed Ponytail Holders

Gingerbreadman Covered Buttons Earrings

Gingerbreadman Earrings

12 Days of Christmas Covered Buttons

12 Days of Christmas Fabric Buttons

Primitive Christmas-themed Covered Buttons

Primitive Christmas-themed Fabric Buttons

These gorgeous button earrings come in different sizes and designs.

Black Cat Covered Black Cat Covered Buttons Earrings

Black Cats Earrings

Cupcakes Covered Buttons Earrings

Cupcakes Earrings

Rabbits Covered Buttons Earrings

Rabbits Earrings

Hedgehogs Covered Buttons Earrings

Hedgehogs Earrings

Look at how pretty these accessories look when worn!

Black Cat Covered Buttons Ponytail Holder

Black Cat Ponytail Holder

Covered Buttons Hair Accessories

Christmas-themed Ponytail Holder

Check out my Etsy store for more accessories made using fabric buttons:

First Etsy Sale

I made my first Etsy sale tonight…woohoo!!! Besides, it’s not just one, but two sales! :) I finally see some light at the end of the tunnel after a month of hard work, which goes to show that perseverance works.

I’ve put up two sets of pretty fabric buttons made using the 12 Days of Christmas fabric collection by Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched. There are a total of 12 buttons in each set, each representing the 12 Days of Christmas such as “A partridge in a pear tree”, “Two turtle doves”, “Three French hens” etc. Really cute! I love these buttons to bits as they are made using my favourite Christmas collection.

Now that I’ve sold all my 12 Days of Christmas sets, it’s time to make more for listing! I’ve however used up most of the collection, so it’s also time to purchase more! LOL

There are lots of things that I’ve yet to iron out in my store, such as packaging, marketing, photography etc. However, I know it’s important to take things at a time, because this is a new journey for me and lots of self-discovery along the way. It’s also a process where we as sellers need to know what works and what not, and to refine the processes along the way.