ooobop! how to: furry covered buttons

I was hoping to post the finished furry coat this evening but as per usual all sorts of other things got in the way. So this is just a little tease, as evidence if you like, to show I’m on track!

These little faux furry fellas will be the finishing touch, once I’ve got my butt into gear and tackled all the hand stitching!

Furry covered buttons

Furry covered buttons

The buttons I chose had a concave and convex side – the concave side being the right side. I wanted them roundier on the front so I covered them back to front.

Left: wrong side of button, Right: topside of button

Left: wrong side of button, Right: topside of button

  • Cut a piece of the furry fabric just a bit larger than the button . . .
Cut fabric larger than button

Cut fabric slightly larger than button

  • Sew closely round the edge with small running stitches and pull up to gather tight around the button.
Pull up gathers

Pull up gathers

  • Stitch over and over the edges in a star shape to completely enclose the button.
Close up the opening by stitching in a star shape to secure

Close up the opening by stitching in a star shape to secure

  • Trace around a smaller button to get a small circle of felt and stitch that over the opening. This helps to secure the previous stitching and gives you a base to sew to the garment.

Sew felt circle to back

And there you have it. In no time at all. In fact just the duration of Charlie Brookers 2nd part of the Black Mirror Trilogy and a short while into The Long Kiss Goodnight!

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10 thoughts on “ooobop! how to: furry covered buttons

  1. Thank you MrsC. I did buy one of those self-covered button kits but the buttons weren’t big enough coupled with the fact that I wasn’t in the mood for a wrestle! I am yet to try them out but I thought they might be troublesome!

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