How To Upholster Buttons

November 25, 2019

Looking to spruce up your home before Christmas hits, but not sure where to start?

There are many items of furniture that can be reupholstered, from bed headboards to small footstools, but did you know that you can also make your own custom upholstered buttons?

Why not start small before you make any major changes to your home furniture…

Here’s a simply step by step guide to get you creating your own beautifully upholstered buttons.

What You Will Need:
-Button tops and backs
-Button Covering Press

Step 1

Layout your fabric of choice and cut to a circular size that is double the diameter of the button you want to upholster.

Step 2

Centre the fabric on the button press and push your chosen button into the mold with the button top.

Step 3

Place the button back into the button machine mold, and place the mould with your fabric in it on top.

Step 4

Now, use the lever press to push the button bottom into the mold fully. There may be a slight click when the button is fully in place within the press.

Step 5

Push your upholstered button out.

               Tip: Don’t pull the button out, as this may result in the back snapping off.


You will now have a beautifully custom upholstered button that you can use to spruce up your furniture and pillows around the house, bringing the subtle change in atmosphere you were going for. It’s the small things that can sometimes make the biggest difference.

Upholstered buttons aren’t just for furniture and pillows though. Why not use them to bring new life to your wardrobe?

We hope these steps have provided you with the information you need to upholster your own buttons. If you would like further advice or information, please contact the team at JA Milton on 01691 624023.