How to start button making business:

Nowadays, people are looking for such a business that can be started with less capital so that the risk of loss in business is minimized. In this article we are going to tell you about button making business. You can start this business with low capital and can earn a lot of profit with a little effort. Button making business is an all-season business. They are nothing new item in our country. Buttons have been made here for hundreds of years. Not only men but also women living in small towns can start this business. Its making process is relatively simple. This is a profitable business option.

You can start your own home-based business. And when your business starts to grow, you can buy or rent a shop.Buttons are still made with natural products but it takes a lot of hard work. Today, however, plastic buttons have caused quite a stir. Button making industry has grown rapidly. Textile industry used this item in large quantity. But still the demand for buttons made of natural things did not decrease. Plastic buttons deteriorate quickly. We are writing here about buttons making business that are used in coats, paints and shirts and they have two or four holes in it.

Types of Buttons:

·        Flat Buttons.

·        Shank Buttons.

·        Stud Buttons.

·        Toggle Buttons.

·        Decorative Buttons.


Required machinery:

  • ·        Plastic sheet cutting machine
  • ·        Drill machine
  • ·        Hole master machine
  • ·        Designing and shaping machine
  • ·        Wooden polishing drum
  • ·        Electric motor

Cutting the sheets:

Before making buttons of brass, etc small sheets are cut from their big sheets. The strap is cut so stealthily that all the buttons can be made from the body. The help of machine is used for this work. This machine runs on horsepower. This is 3000 cycles per minute

Cutting the blanks:

When you have cut the strips, the round circles of the buttons are cut from this strip. Put the strip on the machine and run the machine so a circle is cut. Keep moving the strip forward and cutting the round strips. The machine runs at 1/4 horse power. This is 3000 cycles per minute. Its weight nearly about 40 kg.


Two or four holes are made in the prepared buttons as required. A special type of drilling machine is used to drill holes in the buttons. You can drill 15 holes in a minute with drilling machine.


After making the buttons, they are polished. So that they shine like glass. A light machine with one or two barrels is used for this purpose.

Pants buttons:

Pants buttons are mostly made of tin or aluminum sheet. Special machine screw press are used to make them. With the help of this machine you can make two hundred to four hundred buttons in an hour.

Fabric on buttons:

Button vendors in cities and towns also have a button clothing machine. Tailors and other people take the cloth of their choice to them. And these guys put the cloth on the button through this machine. These buttons are used in children's suits and blouse. These buttons look beautiful because of clothes. Button cloth sewing machine is cheap. You can buy it easily

Cost and infrastructure:

You could start your own home-based business with very little investment. To make buttons you will need a button making machine and raw materials. And as soon as you start making a profit, you can have a variety of button making machines. Minimum cost of button making machine is $ 280. The price of a button depends on its size. The two-inch button costs $0.115. The 1.5 button is usually the most popular in the market. It costs to make $0.0975. The cost of materials to make 100 buttons would be around about $16.00.The cost of promotion and marketing also included.


The market for buttons includes schools, boutique businesses, fashion and design industry and all kinds of garments, and it's also very easy to handle small custom orders for individuals. You can also give business cards, fliers and other materials to local businesses. Placing regular small display ads in local newspapers. You can also contact tailors of your area and give samples. Produce quality products because people prefer high quality products. You can promote your product by handing out or mailing fliers and brochures to likely customers. Textile industry is your major client in this business.