I Need Buttons
I am in desperate need of buttons to complete an outfit. I am looking for on-line resources as where I reside we have one fabric store that has buttons of the quality I am looking for and it is an hour drive away.
Any help is appreciated. Thanks, Judith
You might want to do a "Search" of this forum--the issue of where to buy buttons has come up before.
One link is the following: http://forums.taunton.com/tp-gatherings/messages?msg=2548.4
Edited 3/1/2004 6:17:29 PM ET by ST
A possible starting point for your button-hunting:
A button shop close to me with nice stuff:
A couple of sources for very nice glass buttons (I see them at
Sew Expo every year):; [email protected] and http://www.buttonshoppe.com
Edited 3/4/2004 1:13:27 AM ET by kay
To add to the list, try http://www.mjtrim.com. They have a good selection and mail quickly. If you are in NYC you can visit their store on 6th AVe.
I will not argue with any of the online sources for buttons but I will tell you my favorite place to shop for fabric or notions is Britex Fabrics in San Francisco. They have a website http://www.britexfabrics.com but they do not sell through there but you will find out what they are like and a phone call to a human being is always welcome in my book. They are not kidding when it comes to the number of buttons that they have in stock. The last time I was there I spent almost $200.00 just on buttons alone. They also do a wonderful swatch service as well. In fact I was just thinking that I need to use my gift certificate soon. Maybe I will have to give them a call after logging out. Good luck.
I like http://www.sawyerbrook.com
Their website displays many, many buttons beautifully. I often use their Best Match service. I mail the pattern envelope with a fabric swatch and an explanation of what I'm looking for. They send me buttons picked by a sewing specialist. If I don't like their selection I can return them. But I've always loved what they pick - they take into consideration not only color, but the flavor of the garment and the fabric texture etc.
I purchased buttons from http://www.buttonshoppe.com/. I saw them at the Sewing Expo and I thought they had the most beautiful and unique buttons I have ever seen.
I spent a small fortune that day!
Edited 3/9/2004 2:23 pm ET by Dixe
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