Button Organizing 6.1

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.

Button Organizing 3.1

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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 9:10 pm

You are the CUTEST! Look at you organizing your buttons – I LOVE you!
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Julie Goucher November 13, 2014 at 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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