Beautiful Buttons


Humans have been fashioning and using buttons on their clothing since they decided to wear clothing!

Primitive humans used bits of bone or wood along with sinew sewn seams to act as toggle like closures.

Buttons of bronze, horn, glass, leather, wood and covered in fabric followed for centuries adorning everything From Boots to ballgowns.


The industrial age and modern machinery brought about a boom in buttons.Carded sets were now available to both the commercial seamstress, garment factories and those who sewed at home.


5 thoughts on “Beautiful Buttons

  1. I have a lot of buttons and really need to find a use for them. Whilst typing I had a brainwave – what about a collage? Now there’s an idea for next week C!

    Thanks for contributing.
    Denise ABC Team


  2. A nice choice…. buttons come in all sizes and shapes, thats what i like most of them

    Have a nice abc-day/-week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫


  3. Great post! Unique comments about buttons. When I was a girl, my mother used to save the extra ones in the “button box” and then I followed her example when I grew up.

    abcw team


    1. I still keep a button jar that is about 35 years old and ever changing due to new additions and buttons removed to use in repairs and crafts. I love to find tins of buttons and sewing supplies when I am out and about!


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