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Use this die set with the C.S. Osborne W-1 Hand Press (sold separately) to create custom, fabric-covered buttons for upholstery projects. This set is for size 45 (1-1/8") buttons and is designed to be used on heavyweight fabrics such as vinyl. With these dies, you can cut a perfectly sized circle of fabric and then wrap the fabric around the button form quickly and easily. The hole cutter in this set cuts fabric disks that are 1-3/4” in diameter.
This die set is not recommended for cutting lighter fabrics. To cut lighter home décor fabrics, use the W-1 Hand Press Button Cover Die & Hole Cutter (Standard) #45 (1-1/8") (#121394).
To use, first use the cutting die and nylon cutting block (included with the hand press) to cut a fabric circle. Install the bottom die into the W-1 Hand Press and place the bottom portion of the button form inside with the inside of the button facing up. Press the fabric, decorative side down, into the concave portion of the top die. Place the button form top into the top die, concave side facing the fabric, and use the dowel to firmly press the assembly into the die. Turn the top die upside down and mate it on top of the bottom die. Firmly depress the lever and you’ll have a finished button.
Please Note: This set contains two #45 upholstery button setting dies, a cutting die and a dowel. The W-1 Hand Press is required for use with this set and is sold separately.
Optimal Fabric Thickness Recommendations for Die Set
Minimum Fabric Thickness: 0.030"
Maximum Fabric Thickness: 0.043"
Please Note: These thickness recommendations produced the best setting results. Anything outside these measurements did not work with 100 percent success.
Demo of CS Osborne W-1 Hand Press
How to Make Fabric Covered Buttons