I’ve been pretty busy trying to get a few things made for my newly opened Etsy shop before I go on holidays. I decided to dust off my Tecra button making machines and get busy! They recommend that you have your machine specially fitted for fabric, but I found it pretty easy with my standard machines. I think I only had 2 unusable buttons out of the lot.

If you use mylar, it pretty much the same as pressing with paper. In doing that however,  you lose the appealing texture of the raw fabric on the button. Some tricks to press without mylar are to use thicker fabric, double up on thinner fabric or use a piece of paper as a backing. I ironed on some freezer paper to the back of my fabric before I cut it, then punched the buttons with the freezer paper still attached. Worked like a charm!

Now available at my Etsy shop.