I don’t know what it is about buttons that makes me want to squirrel them away for a rainy day. I’ve always had a fascination with them – I can’t throw them away, so I cut the spare ones off new clothes – you know, the ones that are sewn to the care label – and I save them in my button bag (is any of this making me sound crazy?!!). Ironically, I don’t think I’ve ever had to use one of these ‘spare’ buttons, but I always keep them ‘just in case’.
I use buttons quite a bit in my sewing though, so it’s not like they don’t serve a useful purpose :)
I like to use them in fun and decorative ways and am always on the look out for unusual or cute buttons.
I spent a couple of hours in my sewing room the other day, just organizing my button collection. I sorted them all into colours and then placed them in cute little jars that I came across at IKEA. They are supposed to be spice jars, but what the heck! I use them for buttons! The jars have a wonderful pot-bellied shape and aren’t too big, which I like.
Even with all these buttons, I still buy more any chance I get! I mean, just look at these little beauties – who could resist those?
I featured a little button pouch on my face book page recently and promised to do a tutorial to show you just how easy it is to make one.
I promise to write up the tutorial for the little button bag in a day or two, so pop back often – you won’t want to miss it!
In the meantime, have fun and happy stitching!