What do you call those deep set buttons in cushions?

maymesterApril 25, 2010

I have a porch cushion set that I'd like to redo in outdoor fabric. I am not much of a seamstress but I would like to know how to make those dented buttons that seem to pinch the fabric down. What's the correct term for them and are they hard for a novice to do?

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oilpainter

As far as I know they are called buttons. You get some buttons that you cover. The directions are on the package. You may have to buy a tool to do it. You need a long upholstry needle.

The procedure is--cover the button and thread your needle with the upholstry thread made for this purpose. Insert the needle from the back of whatever you are putting them on. Slip the button on the needle and take a stitch back then pull it tight and tie securely

    Bookmark   April 26, 2010 at 5:45AM
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Marg411

If you follow the link, then scroll down to where it says "tufting with buttons", I think it will help you.

Here is a link that might be useful: tufting with buttons

    Bookmark   April 26, 2010 at 8:05AM
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maymester

Thanks to both of you, just what I needed!

    Bookmark   April 26, 2010 at 7:54PM
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