Custom Covered Buttons


One button size/style can be configured at a time. After adding a style with options to your cart, return to this page to add another size, and so on.



Custom covered buttons made from your fabric!

Home Folklore is currently offering custom covered buttons in the half ball style in four sizes: 22, 30, 45 and 60 ligne.  To see inch or metric equivalents, download our Button Size Chart. All sizes feature hopper style backs except the 60 ligne, which can be ordered in two loop back styles. More sizes and back styles to come! Our shells are rust resistant metal. Aluminum is available on special order.

Fabric: 7-10oz/yd2 woven fabrics cover buttons the best. The buttons in the product images were made with a white 10oz/yd2 basket weave linen with lining. Very heavy fabric or leather may not be suitable for our dies. We will test your fabric for suitability before cutting the entire order. After testing your fabric, if we feel that the order needs revision, we will either refund you for services that are not necessary or contact you to approve of any additional charges.

Lining: Some fabrics require a lining to keep the metal of the button shell from shining through, such as lightweight and loosely woven fabrics. Other fabrics such as thin knits, can be made with a thicker lining (such as a stretch polar fleece) to add “padding” to the button. You can ship your fabric already lined or have us line the fabric with lightweight fusible for an extra charge. To line the fabric, tack fusible lightweight interfacing to the wrong side. If you are not sure, you can ship your fabric with unattached fusible interfacing and we can determine if the interfacing is necessary. Please contact us before ordering if you would like to use fleece or other types of lining as this will require an additional cutting charge.

Special Placement: Centering buttons on specific areas of the fabric can be requested. Include this option when placing your order and follow the instructions on our order form to specify placement.

Fabric Value: Fabric shipped to us worth more than $50.00 will require a signature on delivery of your order.

Ordering: A $20 minimum order is required. Place your order online first, specifying as much detail as possible. Download our Button Order Form to further detail your order and to add comments/special instructions. Adding notes to the form or using the Fabric Calculator requires opening the file in Adobe Reader. Ship enough fabric for your order plus at least five test buttons. You can calculate the amount of fabric by doubling the size of the button multiplied by the number of buttons required. See the Fabric Calculator page for some suggested fabric dimensions. For example, a 60 ligne button is 1.5″ in diameter. A 20 button order requires an area that equals 25 3×3″squares (a 3″x75″ piece of fabric, or 6″x 39″ etc.).

Send the completed form with your fabric to:
Home Folklore
PO Box 18232
San Jose, CA  95158

Please understand that to produce covered buttons, the fabric is cut into many small circles. Once production begins, your fabric cannot be recovered. Home Folklore reserves the right to refuse completing a button order if, after performing at least five tests, we feel that the fabric will not produce perfect buttons (some fabrics do not). Please contact us in advance if you have unusually heavy, light or novelty fabric. We may request that you send a sample of fabric before placing your order. If you cancel the order before production begins, your fabric will be returned on request only. You are responsible for return shipping charges.