Why use upholstery buttons?

Covered Buttons?

What is the difference between buttons made with a press and those that you can make from a kit?

Covered buttons used for upholstery work are pulled tight and therefore are under a lot of pressure. If the tops are not securely home they will pop off and your work will be spoiled very quickly. A tightly fitted cover can only be achieved by using a heavy press as used by the professional.

Our buttons are made using a button press machine with cutters and dies which produces a very strong button as the machine forces it closed. For most small businesses a button press including the dies and cutters, can be a big investment which is why we started to offer our covered button service.

Whether you want loop back buttons (the favourite) split prong or nail back we can make them for you. Just send us a piece of your fabric, about 2” square per button -please do not cut in into squares.

We will check when we make the button if your fabric needs lining to make it fit more securely.

Leather Covered Buttons: Leather buttons can be more complicated to cover due to the thickness of the leather. Leather will normally need to be skived back to thin it before the buttons can be made. How easy or successful this is will depend on the type of leather but it does mean the buttons  will cost more to make.

Vinyl Covered Buttons: Again, as with leather, vinyl can be thick meaning the button making process can be more difficult. This can cause the buttons to spring out. Once upon a time we could simply remove the backing cloth but the new types of faux leather are not manufactured in such a way to make this possible.  This means that we will always ask for a sample of your vinyl to test before we will agree to making your buttons.

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Here is one of our hints and tips showing you how to use the wooden handles buttoning needles


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