How to Make a Nail Button
Sometimes an upholsterer needs to make a nail button. Although there are various other ways to make nail buttons, this method uses a standard button die to make the button.
- A button press
- Button dies
- needlenose or fine tip pliers
Upholstery cardboard or cardboard strips
button tops and bottoms roofing nail (1" to 1 1/2")
To make nail buttons, you need the top and bottom button dies, a roofing nail of the correct length (aprox 1") and a cardboard strip (or other upholstery cardboard)
Cut the middle of the loop
Pull out the loop pieces
Center Roofing name inside button back
Hammer nail through center only part way ....
Push nail through the rest of the way
Cut 3 pieces of cardboard to fit inside of back
Center 3 layers of cardboard into press.
Put button cap and fabric into press.
Use press to make button.
Now you nail button is ready to nail onto your furniture