How to find the perfect buttons for your new make!

Just how do you find the perfect buttons? Finding the right button’s for a handmade garment can make it or break it! Nowadays, we need the best resources to help us buy buttons online.

We believe that you can never have too many buttons in your collection, large and small, shell or wood, metal or plastic, and of course all the colours of the rainbow! There is such a huge array of buttons to choose from and we wanted to give you a round up of some of our favourite places to buy buttons online. We hope this helps you find the perfect buttons for your next project (or just for your button stash!)

Old Button Shop

Sylvia Llewelyn is the woman behind the Old Button Shop. She started trading in 1979 and specialised in antique & vintage buttons. If you are looking for something truly special, especially true vintage, you must take a look at what they have. You can search by material, colour and size to make the whole process of find the perfect button easy.


The Button Queen

With buttons dating back to the 18th Century, The Button Queen has a massive collection of buttons. With a collection of various types and styles, they have a button that suits every garment and every person. While buttons are their main focus, they also sell belt buckles, coat toggles, cuff-links, and much more.

The Button Queen

Vintage Button Emporium

This is a site for button collectors worldwide, as well as all the crafters, sewers and knitters out there. The Vintage Button Emporium’s stock of vintage and antique buttons is continually changing, so next time you need to find the perfect button go check it out.

Vintage Button Emporium

The Swagman’s Daughter

If you are looking for something unique then check out The Swagman’s Daughter. She specialises in clearing warehouses so her range is both huge and eclectic. We love their site for the sheer range, as well as all of the other intriguing items and trinkets she finds.

The Swagman’s Daughter

McCulloch & Wallis

Since 1902 MacCulloch & Wallis had supplied the fashion trade with fine fabrics and trimmings from the same central London premises between Oxford Street and Bond Street in the heart of Mayfair. They have a huge range of buttons and all the haberdashery items and trims you could want.

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McCulloch & Wallis

Any where else?

We love to check what’s on Ebay and Etsy, as well as with the online shops. Sometimes you can find some really unusual unique items that really will finish off your make perfectly!

We also love the variety you can find in your local fabric shops! We cannot wait until we are able to visit the actual shops again and we hope you support your small independent shops.

If you have a favourite button store that we haven’t mentioned, we would love to hear from you. So, why not share and tag your favourite shops below the blog so everyone can check them out.

Other ways to improve your dressmaking

To improve your dressmaking skills even more, why not check out our Online Sewing Classes. Our online sewing classes are well planned, comprehensive and delivered in a series of short easy to follow video lessons that you can start and stop whenever you need. Whether you are just beginning sewing, or you are more experienced and looking for the best online sewing courses, we think we have something for you!

Happy Sewing

Nikki & Rachel


1 thought on “How to find the perfect buttons for your new make!”

  1. Duttons for Buttons in York! I don’t know what’s better – the button collection or the historical story of that shop. Button Heaven.

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