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Monday, July 25, 2005

Money-Saving Tip: Buttons

Because I sew a lot and am always mending clothes with missing buttons, I save money by using my seam ripper to remove buttons from old clothes that are in too poor shape to be given away or taken to a consignment shop. I like to organize the saved buttons by color in old mint tins to help me find the ones I want more easily.


Blogger Samara said...

I also do this! I organize the small buttons from my brothers' old button-front shirts (now recycled into rags or braided rugs) by putting them together in a large safety pin or two. Larger or unique buttons just go into the tin straight or in those little plastic bags. I save beads, zippers and trim this way as well :) Do you do a lot of sewing?

7:58 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Happy Housewife said...

I like your idea of putting a set on a large safety pin; that's a good idea. I can't believe the cost of new buttons. Yes, I try to sew a lot. Hopefully, I'll get to it more when my house is no longer being remodeled.

9:08 PM  

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