How to Make an Over-sized Upholstery Button
The original button was not re-usable for the ottoman re-upholstery
Our recent rehab of a round ottoman from the 60s presented a unique problem: where to get a good strong button to replace the old one, covered to match the new fabric. The buttons available at the local craft store were not the right size, so we created our own 2-inch button from 5/16″ plywood.
Cutting out button blank with drill press – be sure to remove pilot bit from the hole saw first
Sanding the edges of the button for a rounded shape
The center is marked on the button and two holes are drilled
A shallow groove is cut with a chisel between the holes for the twine to lay flush with the button’s finished surface
New button ready to be covered – remember to insert the twine before gluing and stapling the cover fabric
The newly covered custom made button ready to be used on the ottoman
The completed button and ottoman
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