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Button boxes

ajuga

Button boxes
« on: April 07, 2017, 11:29:11 AM »
Do you all have button boxes/tins. I now have two as have so many button but I can always find what I need without having to buy more.

Francesca

Re: Button boxes
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2017, 11:38:39 AM »
Mine looks like this, it's full to the brim!


maliw

Re: Button boxes
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2017, 12:38:05 PM »
I've got two - my mum's and one that I started years ago. Funny though I never have what I need and have to go and buy new buttons. Some of the buttons in mum's box do bring back memories of clothes worn years ago.
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Ellabella

Re: Button boxes
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2017, 12:46:07 PM »
In a rare fit of organization I sorted my buttons into colours. It does make things easier to find but somehow the separate boxes don't have the same allure.

Fran I love your tin, but buttons should really be stored in a 1930s biscuit tin with a wonky lid.

Why did I find it necessary to keep said tins after I had sorted all the buttons? ;)
Desperately trying to alliterate in North Yorkshire

b15erk

Re: Button boxes
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2017, 12:54:51 PM »
DD sorted all my buttons a few years ago, and mine are kept neatly(?) in a drawer.  However, as my button stash has grown, I've begun to keep some of them in the empty face cream jars which I use for weights. 

I have to say, I don't miss rooting through the old tins, but like you EB, I kept the tins.... ;)

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.


Lowena

Re: Button boxes
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2017, 13:00:04 PM »
Mine are sorted by size and colour and placed in plastic bags. These bags are inside a sewing box. I don't have many buttons ( you won't be amazed to know  :D ) but some are very pretty  :)
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Efemera

Re: Button boxes
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2017, 14:38:59 PM »
Ughhh... the thought of a button box brings me out in a cold sweat!

Ellabella

Re: Button boxes
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2017, 15:43:05 PM »
Lowena, I hope you have something in mind for those buttons or we will have to categorize them as 'stash' :ninja: ;)
Desperately trying to alliterate in North Yorkshire

Lowena

Re: Button boxes
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2017, 15:45:37 PM »
Wash your mouth out Ella  :devil:  :D
They adorn cushions and are used as eyes for soft toys ( not used by children )  :angel:
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Ploshkin

Re: Button boxes
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2017, 16:01:56 PM »
I only have a very small button box but the collection is growing.  Things I have made over the years have either gone to charity shops or are still hanging in the wardrobe so not many buttons get recycled.
I wish I had my grandmother's button box.  It was a huge cardboard box, full to the brim.
Life's too short for ironing.

SingingSinger

Re: Button boxes
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2017, 16:45:47 PM »

Fran I love your tin, but buttons should really be stored in a 1930s biscuit tin with a wonky lid.


I think they not only have to be 1930s biscuit tins, but also tartan shortbread tins. ;) The hours I spent sorting through my Nanna's button tin as a child!  0_0
Mostly a dressmaker with a few other crafts thrown in. Owner of a Bernina 730 Record & a Singer 201K.

Missie

Re: Button boxes
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2017, 17:16:48 PM »
I have 2 - one for coloured buttons and one for white buttons, both pinched from my mother.  I have some real old buttons in there and have used some of them.  I loved rummaging through the button box when I was little.  My kids never found the joy in that though  ><

Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Button boxes
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2017, 17:59:00 PM »
How can anyone NOT have a button tin?
And how many of you still have a supply of your children's name tapes in your tins??  I can't just throw them away...

Madame Cholet

Re: Button boxes
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2017, 18:14:42 PM »

......And how many of you still have a supply of your children's name tapes in your tins??  I can't just throw them away...

I still have a few of my daughter's name tapes in my sewing box and she is 29 this year  <3

Lowena

Re: Button boxes
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2017, 18:18:07 PM »
Neither my children nor my grandchildren have ever had to have name tapes  -< for anything  -<
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