In this project, you will make a button jar with buttons harvested from old clothing and projects.
To show you've completed this Badge Bit, provide proof of the following as pics or video (less than two minutes):
- an article of clothing with buttons on it
- the buttons no longer on the article of clothing
- your button jar with the buttons in it
Your jar can be a bowl, a mason jar, a larger jar, a tin or a box. It can be fancy or not. It just needs to hold buttons in a way that's relatively accessible.
Some places you could find old buttons:
worn out pants that are beyond mending
holey or stained shirts you can't/don't want to mend
crafty projects that didn't turn out, like embellished hats or headbands
To remove buttons from clothing, use scissors or a seam ripper--or even a small knife--to cut the threads. To keep matching buttons together, you might want to loosely sew them on a small strip of cloth.
Button Jar Started :)
I went to the Goodwill Outlet last week and found a divided storage container that I may keep my buttons in - or maybe I'll stitch them together so it is easy to find a set of buttons when I need them.
This one is for Opalyn to certify, since anyone with a Sand Badge in that aspect can certify BBs that they've already completed
Opalyn wanted to see how to certify BBs, and since this is one she's done, and I haven't done, I figured it was a good excuse to teach my kids how to take buttons off of clothes! (On second thought, what have I just done?! Hopefully they won't go removing buttons off of perfectly good clothes!)
The old saying goes that a stitch in time saves nine. In this case it was closer to nine hundred. My big toe snagged a small hole & caused an entire pajama blowout. Only one button on these so I added a few more from a shirt.
Argue for your limitations and they are yours forever.
Had a pair of torn pants that I planned to disassemble into rags, and they had two buttons on the front, so they went into my button box. They were loose already and my small thread scissors took them right off.
They/them. Autistic and disabled permie newbie in zone 6a.
My first week here and I am looking over things to simply - BEGIN. It seems this is another one where I have old clothes laying around, waiting for uses. In High School my French teacher had buttons she would put on our desk and count at the end of the week as our class participation. This reminds me of her!
Note, I am starting this button jar today, so do not yet have the collection of lovely buttons as everyone else! Hopefully the start counts? I will add more buttons once more buttons come about and update, but now at least I have a jar so when I find them they have a place! Maybe next time I visit my Mom I can go through all her drawers and will find some.
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I started my own button jar, harvesting buttons from an old pair of decommissioned pajamas!
The pajamas were good quality but heavily worn after serving two multi-child families and crossing an ocean, so I have taken them apart for reuse and removed the buttons with a seam-ripper.
I made a button jar, and consolidated all my buttons together. Also nabbed the buttons off of a shirt that has been converted into zokins.
"Each of us have a unique and necessary gift to the world. The purpose of life is to express our gifts. We are all here to contribute our gifts toward something greater than ourselves, and will never be content unless we are." - Charles Eisenstein