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BASIC Cover Button Assembly Instructions

You will need:
Front and Back portions of cover button
Lightweight fabric of your choosing
Scissors
Assembly Tool (same size as cover button)
OPTIONAL: Template (same size as cover button)
OPTIONAL: Liquid adhesive such as gorilla glue or E6000 

The basic assembly steps are to cut out a piece of fabric about twice the size of the button cover and insert into the bottom of the clear plastic portion of the assembly tool (printed side facing downward). Insert the cover (domed portion) of the button into the assembly tool and fold the fabric over the edge of the button and press inward. Position the flat back part over the folded fabric (with tilted edge of the flat back pointing upward). Use the pink plastic portion of the assembly tool to press the flat back into the button. Remove completed button from the assembly tool and begin your crafting project!! Below is the step-by-step process:

(1) Assemble all items you plan to use for your project


(2) Identify area of the fabric to cut.
If you are using a template, center the focus point of the button (design you want in the center of the button) and draw a light line around the template. Then cut out the drawn circle.
If you are NOT using a template, you should cut out a circle approximately twice the size of the back portion of the cover button - be sure any design you want centered on the button is in the center of your circle.



(3) Insert the circle into the clear (bottom) portion of your assembly tool. Use either your finger or the plastic portion of the assembly tool to press the fabric to the bottom.



(4) With the exception of the size 75 assembly tool, the bottom portion of the assembly tool is clear enough you can see the design through the plastic. If you want to center a design on the completed cover button, flip the bottom portion of the assembly tool over and make certain the design is centered at the bottom of the tool.




(5) Insert the top portion of the cover button into the assembly tool - use either your finger or the pink portion of the assembly tool to press the button cover to the bottom of the assembly tool.



(6) Fold the outer portions of the fabric over the edges of the button cover. If you want to use an adhesive, add small drops around the edges of the fabric at this time. Adhesive is not required to hold the button together, but recommended for wire back buttons used for children accessories.



(7) Insert cover button backing over the folded fabric.
NOTE: If creating a flat back button, the upward curve of the back needs to face upwards or the backing will not "seat" properly and may bend when pressed into the button's front.



(8) Place pink portion of the assembly tool over the back of the button and press down evenly until the backing "snaps" into place. 



(9) Remove pink portion of the assembly tool and make certain the backing is properly set by using your finger to lightly press the backing and make certain there is no movement. If it moves or does not look flat, then the backing is not completely inserted into the bottom cover and step 8 will need to be repeated. 


(10) When you are ready to remove the button, simply press against the bottom of the assembly tool while pulling lightly on the side of the tool and the button should begin to "pop" out. Remove the button completely and start your next button or begin your crafting project!