HOW TO – Make buttons

Craft & Design

In this Thing video, Steve Reeder of Motmot Shop in Vienna, demonstrates how to make pinback buttons. Buttons were one of the things I first got serious about making as a tween. I saved up my allowance money and bought a hand-held button-making machine. I even had something of a cottage industry for a time, making my own band and slogan buttons and selling them at school.

Things – Make a Pinback Button with Steve of Motmot

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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