I showed you the beaded button that I made for my July Bead Journal Project entry a few weeks ago, and today I thought I'd go into a bit more detail about how I made the bezel. Most of the watch faces I'm using for the project have bars attached that I can stitch directly down to the fabric backing, but this one didn't. Instead, I needed to bezel it in a way that would hold it down. Since the button top is curved, I wasn't crazy about the idea of trying to just glue it in place...I could see it popping off at some inopportune moment! So here's what I did:
1. Use a nail or small drill to add two small holes to the bottom of a bottle cap or another bezel that will fit the watch face. Stitch the cap to the fabric that has been cut out to form the covered button.
2. This shot shows you the back side of the button fabric, including the fused interfacing that I add to keep the button fabric from sagging.
Making a covered button
April and May Buttons
June and July Buttons
Making an easy bezel for a curved surface
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