Here are some patchwork button tops with a flat back that I made today. I like em!
I have a button press to make buttons and flat backs, and have made them from two prints sewn together before, but this is the first time with three fabrics. They turned out nice, and I wanted to share some info on how I make them in case you want to make some too.
You'll need a kit with the pressing tool and button parts for 1.25" or larger buttons. This kit is 1.5" buttons and it would be perfect.
Sew some of your tiny fabric scraps together to make a patchwork piece slightly larger than the round template for the button. The seams need to be pressed, so using the bottom button in the image above as an example, I press the turquoise floral and red floral seam open, then press the red polka dot seam to the polka dot side. This is important because if you press both seams open, or to the side, some weird lumpiness is going to happen on your button top.
Apply a scrap of interfacing (Pellon SF101) to the fabric. This is important because pressing the button parts together stretches the fabric and without interfacing the seams can end up stretching and look wobbly.
Then you can stitch the seams, but it's optional.
Cut the fabric out and press your button!
If you need some tiny scraps here are some now:
There's also one bag of larger pieces available here: