SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
PR Weekend Los Angeles

Tips & Techniques > making the most of spare buttons

Viewed 5511 times
Posted by: rmusic1
photo

 
 
About rmusic1 starstar
UNITED KINGDOM
Member since: 7/3/10
Reviews: 111 (tips: 11)
Skill level:Advanced Beginner
Favored by: 7 people
more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 7/30/11 1:37 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 7 people   Very Helpful by 7 people   
I managed to build up quite a collection of spare buttons (the ones you get with a new item of clothing in case one falls off a garment) and thought it was time to store them properly. I very rarely need to actually use the buttons for their intended purpose.

I saved an old assorted chocolate box with a transparent lid. The buttons then got sorted by colour and size in to the now empty plastic chocolate tray. Now if I run out buttons during a sewing project and the button in question won't be visible I can grab a button which is roughly the right size easily from my store. Without spending ages thinking "I'm sure I have something like that somewhere!?".

There's also the added benefit of not having to go to the shop to get just one or two more, so more sewing time.

<< Previous    Next >>

Merchants on PR

Patterns from the Past


vintage sewing patterns
Deals!

Reconstructing History


Historical Patterns
Web site

Nature's Fabrics


Natural & Organic Fabrics
Deals!

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques


4 Comments
Login to Add a Comment
Burkh said... (8/6/11 10:39 PM) Reply
I sew them to the tag on the inside of the garmet, so I have them handy if one needs to be replaced.
lnwmelon said... (8/5/11 9:45 AM) Reply
Good idea!
frame said... (8/1/11 3:04 PM) Reply
I like your idea, but have never seen a chocolate box with a transparent lid.
tatica said... (7/31/11 10:01 AM) Reply
Excellent idea. Thanks.
 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Fun with Fitting - PANTS
Fun with Fitting - PANTS

Class Details

Online Class
Blueprints to Blue Jeans
Blueprints to Blue Jeans

Class Details

Favorite Things The Nappies Pattern

Favorite Things The Nappies Pattern

Pattern Details
Petite Plus 605 Pattern

Petite Plus 605 Pattern

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2015 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.