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Help! Where can I buy buttons?

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cardy Wed 26-Aug-09 21:52:21

I have no idea where to buy buttons. All I need are three small buttons to replace some that have fallen of dd's dress, it can't be that difficult but I just don't know where to go (would have previously gone to Woolworths). I live in a big city so most high street shops are accessible.

FluffySaysTheDailyMailsShite Wed 26-Aug-09 21:54:01

Off your local market, there's always a haberdashery stall that sell's ribbon/zips/thread/buttons etc. John Lewis sell them aswell or look for a haberdashery shop, they normally have sewing machines in the window.

cardy Wed 26-Aug-09 21:58:40

I need to get them tomorrow (go on holiday on Sat) and there isn't a local market. I thought of haberdashery but have no idea where there is one...sewing isn't my forte smile. I could try John Lewis - a bit of a long journey for 3 buttons.

Bring back Woolworths....that's what I say

HeadFairy Wed 26-Aug-09 22:01:24

Oh I agree re Woolies... our local Allders used to have a haberdashery dept but that went bust as well... I always hoarde buttons that come with clothes because they're so damned hard to find.

Combine the trip to John Lewis with a pre holiday shopping splurge!

FluffySaysTheDailyMailsShite Wed 26-Aug-09 22:02:26

Have you tried Wilkinsons??

There's normally spares on the inside of the dress or attached to it when you buy them.

senua Wed 26-Aug-09 22:05:24

Look in a charity shop. They often have a very cheap rail for stuff they can't shift. Ignore the fact that they are hideous fabrics / colours / styles and just concentrate on the buttons.
Some of the 'smaller' charity shops have even done this for you and sell cards of rescued buttons.

cardy Wed 26-Aug-09 22:06:59

yes but the dress was from Primark - what else would I expect!! DD loves it and could do with taking it on holiday. I've been through my big tub of buttons and there aren't three the same. I'll see if there is a Wilkinsons locally.

FluffySaysTheDailyMailsShite Wed 26-Aug-09 22:09:59

Can't you cut similar buttons off something else, cut all the buttons off and sew the other ones on?

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