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Spare buttons - how do yuo mark them?

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MrsMcJnr Fri 03-Sep-10 21:21:32

I have a bag full of spare buttons for clothes and have not got a clue which goes with which, anyone have a system for storing those little plastic bags?? thanks smile

sooz28 Fri 03-Sep-10 21:25:10

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nagoo Sat 04-Sep-10 09:12:55

What? Surely you can look at the garment and choose an appropriate button? Am I missing something here?

FetchezLaVache Sat 04-Sep-10 09:14:07

I write "blue blouse from Next" or whatever on a small piece of paper, pop it in the little plastic bag, then mislay it.

BellasFormerFriend Sat 04-Sep-10 09:16:08

Don't you just stick them in a box then look through box for button that is the same as the other button on the clothes when you need to replace?? confused

Eleison Sat 04-Sep-10 09:20:08

I have a spreadsheet that colour-codes garments (a major tone for each family member, and shades within each tone for their individual garments) and then I put an appopriately coloured sticker of each drawer of my button filing cabinet. Don't other Mners do this?

Plumm Sat 04-Sep-10 09:30:04

I sew the button on the garment then cut an extra hole so i can use it.

Eleison Sat 04-Sep-10 09:34:55

Or how about making a whole new replica 'dummy' garment to store the spare buttons on, and filing each of these replicas in the wardrobe next to the original master garment. Its the only way to be sure.

MrsMcJnr Sat 04-Sep-10 09:50:06

smile I was expecting some of this but it was a genuine question, point is I don't have time to rifle through the whole bag looking for the appropriate button. Like the piece of paper idea smile

Eleison Sat 04-Sep-10 09:58:23

smile I am in awe of your organisational commitment really. I just think 'oh pretty, shiney' then lose them.

notso Sat 04-Sep-10 10:02:50

I lazily cleverly leave them attached to the garment.

savoycabbage Sat 04-Sep-10 10:05:10

I have spilled wine all over my keyboard now thanks to Eleison's suggestions.

BecauseImWorthIt Sat 04-Sep-10 10:08:22

MrsMcJnr - I really think you need to get out more!!!

Loving your work, Eleison.

Flamesparrow Sat 04-Sep-10 10:13:00

Please tell me you aren't in the UK Savoy!

DreamTeamGirl Sat 04-Sep-10 21:15:19

LOL, I wondered what you meant flamesparrow till I saw the time of Savoy's post

Also loving Eleisons ideas

Mine just go in a pot. Never used them once grin

savoycabbage Sun 05-Sep-10 01:43:12

No, Australia so that was my evening wine and now I have just had my weetabix and Castlemaine XXXX grin

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