Today, I received an order of covered button molds from I Love Big Buttons on Etsy. I ordered buttons of several different sizes, as well as a template for marking the cut size of the fabric.

Button order

In case you’re wondering how to store these different buttons, here’s a picture of my complex system… It’s just a bunch of labeled ziplock bags in a shoebox.

Button storage

However, the button molds and storage system aren’t nearly as interesting as what you can do with covered buttons. I have a couple works in progress, as well as some completed garments, all using fabric covered buttons.

Buttons for works in progress

Buttons on finished projects