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Posted by: dreamsofthetime

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Posted on: 4/11/05 9:31 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people   Very Helpful by 1 people   
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I like to sew summer shirts for DH, but he's very particular about buttons. Sometimes the only ones I can find to match the fabric are too shiny or not quite the right color. I've found that turning buttons over to their wrong side (which is generally the flattest side) and sanding with a bit of fine sandpaper or emery board makes them perfect for DH's shirts. Even the color changes slightly once the shine is gone. This has worked beautifully for the last 2 shirts I've sewn.

The buttons for the shirt I'm working on now aren't shiny, but I will turn them over so their flat side faces up because they just look better that way.

So consider that when it comes to buttons, there is no right or wrong side just the side that looks best.

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dreamsofthetime said... (4/13/05 2:09 AM) Reply
You're welcome. I only started checking out the undersides of buttons recently. Creative/artistic types have probably been doing it all along, but for me it was sort of a light bulb moment :)
PVA said... (4/12/05 7:20 PM) Reply
I've done it, but not in a long time! Thanks for this review -- it is a great heads-up!
Nancy Anne said... (4/12/05 8:47 AM) Reply
Very good tip! It's nice to know that someone besides me looks at the backs of things for potential use!
Stitchology said... (4/12/05 8:05 AM) Reply
Great suggestion. I buy a lot of buttons in discontinued bins, but reject a lot that are too glitzy for my taste. So simple to look at the back and reconsider them. Thanks.
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