We are always getting asked "what size fabric circles do I cut to fit my button?"
You don't have to cut circles but it certainly makes it easier and neater to do so. Following is a guide as to what size you should precut your fabric for each size button.
19mm Button - 40mm diameter circle
23mm Button - 45mm diameter circle
28mm Button - 55mm diameter circle
38mm Button - 65mm diameter circle
45mm Button - 75mm diameter circle
These measurements are a guide only, it also depends on thickness of fabric, play around yourself and see what works for you.
Remember pattern placement is very important, when cutting your fabric, make sure the print you want in the middle of the button is in the middle of the fabric circle!
If you want to buy your fabric circles already precut, they are available in the store
Always consider thickness of fabrics when making buttons, lightweight cottons are perfect for all size buttons, linens are best with size 28mm buttons and larger, cord, velvet, upholstery fabrics and chenille will only fit in 38mm or 45mm buttons.
Remember if you are using a silk, lycra or any other stretchy fabric you may need to use a thin cotton lining behind the silk to stop slipping.
HAPPY BUTTON MAKING!!!!!!!!!!