Button Organizing

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How do you keep track of extra buttons for your clothes? I have a simple and inexpensive button organizing idea for you. I either use the packaging the button comes in or I use little zip lock bead bags from the craft store. I also label the bags with the name of the piece of clothing.

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I do the same thing with extra thread that comes with the sweater to be able to repair it. I label the bags with the name of the person the clothing belongs to also.

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Then I labeled each section with the color of the clothing. I bought the organizer at the dollar store and since it only had eight slots I doubled up on some of the colors.

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If I loose a button it’s so easy to find the replacement by looking up the color of the piece of clothing. I go through the organizer about once a year and take out the buttons of clothing that have been donated or trashed.

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This is how I store buttons that are used for crafting or new sewing projects. When a button is taken out of the organizer it goes here also.

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Are you motivated to get your buttons organized now? Do you already have a system?

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  • Robbie May 18, 2013, 9:34 pm

    Well, writing the item that it goes to on the bag seems so obvious, yet so brilliant! I’ll be adding that trick to my repertoire. I have so few that I think I can probably still get away, though, with just tossing them into the bottom portion of my sewing box.

  • Mary Kay May 19, 2013, 5:50 pm

    I will have to incorporate the coupon organizer idea. I do save my extra buttons by stapling the name brand tag along with the button, however my storage space [which is a plastic tray] is overflowing ..

    thanks for the idea!

  • Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later! May 20, 2013, 7:24 am

    Hey Leanne! It was so fun meeting you on Saturday! You are adorable. This is an incredible idea. I like that you labeled which piece of clothes the button goes to. Genius! I love the little cans of buttons too. Cute!
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  • Jenny May 20, 2013, 8:00 am

    Love this idea…and I totally need it! My buttons are so unorganized. Thank you.
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  • Alli Miller @ Cupcake Diaries May 20, 2013, 8:48 am

    This is the best idea EVER! You should see the pile of buttons I have on my dresser. And I have no idea where the crap they go. ha ha! This is an awesome idea!
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  • Karina May 20, 2013, 11:02 am

    Oh my word! Leanne, you are so organized! I love it! I really should look at my messy pile of buttons and get to work on it.. it is bad! I love the idea of putting them in containers. And that you labeled what the button belongs to. Awesome!

  • Debra May 20, 2013, 3:09 pm

    I would never have thought of that! You are brilliant and so organized!
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  • Kaylynn Young May 20, 2013, 9:10 pm

    You are the CUTEST! Look at you organizing your buttons – I LOVE you!
    Kaylynn
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  • Julie Goucher November 13, 2014, 11:01 am

    I have inherited piles of buttons from both my Grandmother and Mum. In addition I have those that come with clothes.

    I had a clear glass vase and I tipped the lot into the vase and it sits on the mantle in my spare room!
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