* fabric-covered button pushpins

Posted on July 12th, 2008 by maitreya. Filed under Sewing/Fabric Crafts.

Made some pushpins using button-covering kits. All you do is pull out the wire button loop before using the kit. The little size ones seem made for this application: a thumbtack fits right in the back. I used hotglue to attach the thumbtacks. Couldn’t be easier, and a nice reason to rummage through the scrap bin.


4 Responses to “fabric-covered button pushpins”

  1. muralimanohar Says:

    *ahem* Would it be tacky of me to pimp my covered button tutorial on my blog now?? lol

    Love the tacks…I’ve been thinking of trying this lately….I’m over my boring brass ones.

  2. cindy Says:

    I’ve had a ton of button kits forever. I just used it last week and it is totally addicting. What a great idea, thanks for sharing.

  3. Michelle Says:

    … or another reason to *embroider* some more?!

  4. Wendy Says:



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