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Looking for SQUARE button covers

hoosierquilt | Posted in Fabric and Trim on

Hope someone can point me the right direction – I’m trying to find SQUARE button covers.  I can find plenty of round dome, half-dome and flat button covers, but no square ones.  I know they exist as I’ve seen them in commercial applications (home dec pillows).  I’m trying to make up some boxed edge pillows for my new bedroom, and would love to finish off the pillows by placing a square, custom-covered button in the middle of the pillow, but darned if I can find square button covers!  Anyone know where I might find such a thing?  Thanks in advance.

Patty S.


  1. Susan -homedecsewing | | #1

    I haven't seen any square button covers , but it would be fun to make some. you could cover cardboard or thin wood with batting then fabric and trim or tassels. the shank from a round covered button blank could be glued [Goop] to the back at the start,and fabric stitched together on the back. I'm going to try some too ,so I can decorate cornice boards. Hope this helps, sounds like a neat project. Susan

  2. Teaf5 | | #2

    I haven't seen any, either, but you could make your own with a belt buckle as a basis for the cardboard or thin wood. You could also cover a square button with fabric, making a little slipcover for it with the gathered/folded edges in the back so that they wouldn't show after being attached.

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    Becky-book | | #3

    Last year I was asked by a neighbor to recover some pillows to coordinate with her new couch.  They had square buttons.  She asked if it was possible to have square buttons on the 'new' pillows, so I took the old ones apart... they were made of cardboard!!! several thicknesses of cardboard to be sure! with a shank button sandwiched in between the layers. The back side of the 'button' was not very pretty, but it is so tight to the pillow that it is not an issue. The trick is to get the front side evenly stretched over your cardboard shape with out crushing the cardboard or getting the grain line out of square (not lined up with the edges of your button).

    Hope this helps,


  4. SewNancy | | #4

    You can definitely make your own with a stiff base and interfacing on the back of the fabric. Fold neatly to back and if you want glue a square of fabric to cover ends. You can buy button backs that glue on from http://www.waechters.com If that is not the address google them.

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