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  • 5 Ways Designer Sewing Buttons Bring Your Favorite Old White Button-Down Shirt Back To Life
  • Hanna Houglum
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5 Ways Designer Sewing Buttons Bring Your Favorite Old White Button-Down Shirt Back To Life

Fashionistas have asked us, "I was going to donate this old white button-down shirt, but maybe there's a way to revive it with designer sewing buttons?" Operation Save That Old White Button-Down Shirt is in effect. Why throw away a perfectly good shirt when you can bring it back to life with designer buttons for clothing? Our Button Avenue craft divas are up for the challenge!

Mismatched

Is that old white shirt you like wearing to work starting to look a little tired? Remove its outdated buttons and replace them with new … mismatched ones. For a funky new look, mix up to three sizes and styles of designer buttons for clothing. Imagine this Rich And Famous brass shank, vintage feel Ready For Your Close-Up shank, and hexagonal horn Raw Talent shank interchanged. We like to lay out the shirt on a flat surface and sample different button arrangements (e.g. big, small, big; small, small, big, big; etc.) before we sew them on. There are an infinite number of arrangements and all will add surprising new energy to your shirt.

 

Collar

You're totally attached to your favorite white button-down but it needs a pick-me-up. Does it have collar-stay buttons? Replace them or add some new designer sewing buttons. Just a few will do, unless you want to go full Western bedazzle, which is awesome if that's your style! We suggest buttons that are all the same or very close in color and size. We're Obsessed with this ornate beauty. Arrange them in an intriguing pattern reminiscent of a constellation of bright stars to give that old shirt renewed radiance.

 

Epaulettes

The shoulders of a shirt have massive design potential. We're using the term epaulettes to define the general area to embellish. Here you will want to go for subtle versus splashy, unless you're going for a military flair. For this concept, we love a sprinkling of translucent flower Clearly Inspired designer buttons for clothing. The completed look reminds us of elegant lace adorning the shoulder.

 

Cuff Links

Is it your ex's button-down that you've adopted as your own? Time to really make it your own. Remove the old cuff buttons and jewel the entire cuffs with tiny gold dome designer clothing buttons like this Style Necessity. That extra sparkle around your wrists will resuscitate your old white shirt from stale to swanky.

 

Back Cutout

This is by far the most adventurous of our ideas. Some sewing skill is required, but the final look is worth the work. Cut a 5-inch circle from the center of the back of your old shirt. Sew a buttonhole stitch around the hole to keep it from unraveling. Embellish the hole with designer fashion buttons around the entire diameter. These carved bone Will You Accept This Rose? garment buttons create a cameo effect showcasing your gorgeous back like a Monet painting. We're bringing sexy buttons back!

Bring your old white shirts back to life with designer sewing buttons from the Button Avenue boutique here on our website. And enjoy your summer even more!

  • Hanna Houglum
  • designer buttons for clothingdesigner clothing buttonsdesigner fashion buttonsdesigner sewing buttonsgarment buttons

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