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Etsy How-To: Make a Pinback Button

Mar 23, 2007

by Vanessa Bertozzi handmade and vintage goods

Anda walks us through making pinback buttons. Brought to you by the good people of the Etsy Labs.





  • tammypowley

    tammypowley said 12 years ago

    Nice video, where do you get the equipment?


    LABELSTONE said 11 years ago

    Really neat - what do you call that equipment?

  • cjWoolYard

    cjWoolYard said 11 years ago

    Great video, thank you!

  • BigDMusic

    BigDMusic said 11 years ago

    Hey there...found you on google and hoping you can help me out a bit. I'm preparing to make some pinback buttons for some music shows and events I'm putting on, and I've been researching button machine products online. Most of the button machines I've found are similar to ones at the site linked to in the preceding sentence. Do you have any recommendations for the best places to buy button machines, and which brands are the best? Thank you very much.

  • BigDMusic

    BigDMusic said 11 years ago

    Crap, tried to leave the link with tags so it would look prettier. Here is the site I am talking about:

  • Ryanplz

    Ryanplz said 11 years ago

    i love my button machine!

  • KitschCuisine

    KitschCuisine said 11 years ago

    i wouldn't be here if it wasn't for my trusty button maker. :)

  • Mattamorphis

    Mattamorphis said 11 years ago

    that's great!

  • GlamBlasphemy

    GlamBlasphemy said 11 years ago

    can you tell me where to get that exact button maker, for a good price? (:

  • GoldyFox

    GoldyFox said 10 years ago

    Oh man, now I want a button maker...

  • IBWAMStore

    IBWAMStore said 10 years ago

    Same here :o are they pricey though?

  • LondonParticulars

    LondonParticulars said 10 years ago

    Love the buttons but those machines cost a bomb!

  • TwilightSews

    TwilightSews said 10 years ago

    Really cute things. Great photos!

  • trashbaggs

    trashbaggs said 10 years ago

    i want one!! i want one!!

  • blah808

    blah808 said 9 years ago

    this looks so cool!!!!!!! i wanna try it....NOW!

  • GiftCreation

    GiftCreation said 9 years ago

    Way to go!

  • BlackSheepButtonCo

    BlackSheepButtonCo said 9 years ago

    Sometimes tutorials make things seem easier than they really are, not in this case. Watched this video when i got my button maker and it IS that easy. :)

  • BlackMarketButtons

    Roo Gatsby from MagicAfternoon said 7 years ago

    Hello! Very helpful tutorial. BigDMusic: Check out ButtonBoy We two of their machines, 1" and 1 1/4" and love them. We've had the 1" for over two years and it seems to even work just as good or better with age. They are incredibly durable and easy to use. Pretty affordable, and some come with a paper punch and parts. Enjoy and happy buttoning.

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