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Posted on: 7/30/11 1:37 PM
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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.

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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.
 
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