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Makerspace at Puget Sound: Buttonmakers

Learn about the Puget Sound Makerspace: a design studio, makerspace, and creativity zone located in the basement of Collins Memorial Library.

Buttonmaker Resources

There are many buttonmaking resources available online, from templates to instruction videos!

Large Button Maker Tutorial

Small Button Maker Tutorial


1", 1.5" and 2.25" Button makers

The Makerspace has three button makers (which create 1 inch, 1.5 inch and 2.25 inch buttons) and a limited supply of blank pinbacks. Come make your own badges and buttons! Bring pre-made button templates, or create your own using paper and the circular paper cutters available.

Templates for each size of button and instructions for using each button maker are below.  The templates open in Microsoft Powerpoint allowing you to add text, insert images and size appropriately for your final button. 

Use of Makerspace Supplies and Materials:

The Makerspace provides learning opportunities to acquire new skills using existing supplies.  If you are planning a large scale project such as decal making, button making, or 3D printing  for an event, a club or a class, you should plan in advance and purchase the materials to use in the Makerspace.  A list of materials and sources for ordering can be found here is provided below.  If you do not find the information you are looking for, please email  We can work with you to help you identify the materials and resources that you require. 

Inspiring Historical Button Collections