How to Add a magnetic snap
A magnetic snap set comprises four parts; one half of the snap is magnetic, the other part of the snap is metal and is 'attracted' to the other. They click together to make a closure.
There are also two backing discs or ' washers', with holes in which are fixed on the other side of the fabric to the snap parts. They fit over the snap prongs which are pushed through holes in the fabric. The backing discs or 'washers' are then placed over the prongs which are folded back to neatly and securely attach the magnetic snap.
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How to cover a Self-Cover Button
The strange thing about self cover buttons is that they don't, you have to cover them yourself! This is a method which you can use to create the a button which matches your project perfectly if you don't have a self-cover button tool.
It is also completely possible to create beautiful unique buttons by isolating just a part of a pattern motif of the fabric - but you knew that didn't you?
When I'm covering larger buttons I often use a piece of wadding cut to the same size as the button top under the fabric. I think it softens the look of the button slightly and it just feels nice. If you're usng a metal button kit it also stops the metal shining through particularly if your fabric has a more open weave. Really though it's purely a matter of personal choice.
How to Make a Fabric Yo-yo
Fabric yo-yo's are great fun to make. They use small pieces of fabric and can be used to embellish all kind of things from bags, to brooches and bags. So, set your imagination free.
This is the traditional method of making a fabric yo-yo without the aid of any special tools, just your usual sewing equipment.
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How to adhere Vilene Lamifix to fabric
Lamifix is produced as part of the Vilene Creatives range. Basically, the 'film' is fused to fabric using the heat of an iron. However, there are a couple of necessary steps to follow to ensure success. First of all, you need to make sure that your fabric is smooth with no wrinkles and that the lamifix is free of any lint. It is inclined to be a little static but any 'bits' it does pick up can be lightly dusted away with a soft, lint free cloth.
Create a Kanzashi Flower brooch
This is really a little origami with fabric. Simple to make and beautiful to behold and it could be made out of scraps!
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