GIVEAWAY: Vintage Buttons from Whipstitch! CLOSED

I’m delighted to be part of the Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Days today and offer up some of our delicious vintage buttons for your sewing and crafting pleasure!  I discovered these at Quilt Market in Houston, and grabbed massive bagsful to whisk away home with me.  To be honest, I really couldn’t get enough–they’re absolutely divine, for reals.  The ladies and I have been busily carding them up at the shop  for you to take home with you to admire and hoard and plan to use in a zillion different ways.  Delicious!

I have more than a little bit of a crush on these buttons.  They were all rescued from an abandoned warehouse in Manhattan, the boxes of cardboard crumbling around the pristine buttons, all of which date to 1960 or earlier.  They’re made of wood, glass, metal, mother-of-pearl, shell, and they’re all beautiful and weighty and smoothly lovely under my fingers.

I’m pleased to give away SIX cards of these vintage lovelies.  Hooray!  To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment here and tell me what you’d do with these wondrously yummy buttons–that’s it!  Giveaway closes Saturday, December 18 at midnight. Winner will be chosen randomly and announced Monday, December 20 on the blog.

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  • Rachel Horton
    December 14, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    I have a favorite small bag pattern that uses buttons. I am sure that some of these would be perfect! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • ashley
    December 14, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    ooh, yes please! I can’t get enough of vintage buttons (I have just as much fun looking at them as actually using them!) thanks for a great giveaway!

  • Marci Girl
    December 14, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    I would probably sew them onto one of my Eve Lynn Pouches, or better yet, frame them in a shadow box! Great giveaway!

  • Rebecca
    December 14, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    I would hoard them, of course! 🙂 I have loved buttons since I was a little girl and we visited a button factory. Rumor has it, on that road trip from Atlanta to California, all I did was play with a paper bag of button “offs” from the factory.

  • suzy
    December 14, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    i’m hoping to think of something to do with my vintage buttons soon. but they are great just as they are. would love to add some of these to my collection!

  • Kim
    December 14, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    I love buttons. Ever since I was a kid, I was amazed at the big jar of buttons my mother kept in her sewing room. Your vintage buttons are amazing. I would either save them for a special dress or put them on a purse or bag as accents.

  • Camille
    December 14, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Me me me! I think like Marci Girl I might just display them so I could enjoy them all the time.

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  • SewLindaAnn
    December 14, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Not original, but true. I would sew them onto a beautiful piece of wool and hang it in my sewing room.

  • Molly
    December 14, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    It would be hard to decide, but I would likely use them on something decorative for my sewing room so I could see them 🙂

  • Judy Blinkenberg
    December 14, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    I would use them on tote bags I would like to make instead of snaps. And I may keep one or two as a treasure. Thank you for a.chance to win.

  • Judy Blinkenberg
    December 14, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    I would use them on tote bags I would like to make instead of snaps. And I may keep one or two as a treasue. Thank you for a.

  • Janelle
    December 14, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Aren’t vintage buttons irresistible? I’m always jealous of women who have their grandmother’s button jars. I would probably use these on little knitted button vests I’ve been making for my 4-year old daughter (Like the ones Mary and Laura are wearing in the old Little House Christmas shows). She wears the same 2 every day.

  • LJ Owen
    December 14, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    I would probably sew these on to some 50’s & 60’s-style aprons that I am working on – nice to add some authenticity…

  • Janimal
    December 14, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Ohhh – I have a pattern for a little girl dress that I want to make with pretty buttons adorning the neckline. Not functional, but to embellish the dress.
    I also need some buttons for the back of a musicbox dress for my daughter – and I’m so picky about having nice buttons. I must get down to your shop to buy some!

  • Lisa
    December 14, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    I’ve always wanted to have a large glass jar filled with colorful buttons to accent my new sewing space! Perhaps if I won, that would be my impetus to buy shelving unit to install in sewing space and then start to fill said glass jar! I could see myself accenting some cute pencil cases with these beauties!

  • Vanessa
    December 14, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Oooh! I lvove those buttons! I have a fabulous dress coat pattern for my little girls that would look so nice with some little pretties! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Jessica H
    December 14, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    I’d love to put them on a bag or some clothes for my daughter!

  • Rachel at Stitched in Color
    December 14, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Sigh, what would I do with them. THAT is the problem! It seems like they’d inspire a project all their own. Maybe something off kilter even.

  • Fiona M
    December 14, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Ooh, I’d add these to children’s accessories! Gorgeous!

  • Patty B.
    December 14, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Drooooool….I’d use them on some clutches! These babies deserve to be seen.

  • Michele
    December 14, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    I would use them to adorn a special dress for one of my little girls! The pictures are just lovely, thanks for offering such a fun giveaway.

  • Narelle @ CookCleanCraft
    December 14, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    I’d put the buttons on clothes for my kids (or even myself).

  • Mandee Jo
    December 14, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    I’d have to make something adorable for my daughter

  • Jen
    December 14, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    I’m planning to make a “dress yourself” doll for my daughter next year. I’m on the hunt for lovely buttons to add to that toy!

  • CrazyMomTats
    December 14, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    I’d put the buttons to good use in my tatting!

  • Jessica
    December 14, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Sweet! I’ve been eyeing these babies since your last post about them. I’d like to spruce up a sweater using them!

  • Alyson
    December 14, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    These are great! I have been looking for cool buttons for coffee cozies that I make as gifts. These look perfect!

  • Jasmine
    December 14, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    I have a blouse in the works…cool buttons would make it even more great!

  • Jen B.
    December 14, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    I’d use the buttons to add some personality to a button down shirt, either by replacing buttons on an existing shirt or on one that I’ve sewn.

  • Melissa McAllister
    December 14, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Oh I LOVE buttons! These are so great! I have a couple of Oliver + S patterns that I would likely use these super cute vintage buttons on!

  • Diana
    December 14, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Oh, I love those buttons — thanks for sharing from your stash. I have a couple spring blouses I’m planning to sew, and I’ve also been crocheting Mary Jane slippers — I like to sew cute buttons at the end of one strap.

  • mandi
    December 14, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    my new years resolution is going to be to try to sew some clothes…so I would use them for that!

  • Clover
    December 14, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Shirts (with buttons) are on my to try list for the spring. Cool buttons are the best!

  • Susie
    December 14, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    I would just look at them and pat them every now and again. I love vintage buttons just to look at, like little works of art.

  • Amber O.
    December 14, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Deborah, Since taking your Beginning to Sewing class…I’m obsessed and officially a sewing addict.

    And since my wee one if the beneficiary of most of my work –she deserves it since she has less mommy time- I’m sure to use them on many of her clothes.

  • Lindsay
    December 14, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    I’d probably use them on a shirt or dress for my little girl. I love what a special button can add to a garmet.

  • little lizard
    December 14, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    I would definitely use these on some sort of doll clothing accessory. I’m going nuts with dolly clothes as of late, and I’d love to jazz up the dolly designs.

  • MAD14kt
    December 14, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    I would use the buttons to continue my FASHION statements 🙂

  • Heather D
    December 14, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    I would definitely have to make some super cute wallets with those vintage buttons.

  • Heather
    December 14, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    I love adding vintage buttons or found bits of trim to projects to really make them unique. I’m sure I’d be inspired by them!

  • betsy
    December 14, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    So beautiful! Of course I need them, even without a project in mind. Wouldn’t they be perfect on an asymmetrical neckline of a cool shirt for spring??

  • April Forshee
    December 14, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    I would probably add them to a purse or other type of bag! I love these buttons!

  • Madeline
    December 14, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    I’d save them for when my little girl (3 months) is a little older. then I’d make something for her…a dress, a doll…maybe both.

  • Hannah
    December 14, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    ooh, such pretty buttons might be just the excuse I’d need to try sewing clothing again. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Brooke
    December 14, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    So many uses to choose from. Purse embellishment, little girl dress decoration (got three to dress!), making me happy while sitting in the window above my sewing machine…

  • Maggie
    December 14, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    OOOOOH I love buttons!! I would prettify all my girlies little dresses!!

  • Erica L
    December 14, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    I love putting a unique button or two on garments I’ve sewn, it make them so much more unique.

  • liveacolorfullife
    December 14, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    I would put them on a bag, or something for my granddaughter.

  • Tiffany Rosenberger
    December 15, 2010 at 12:04 am

    I would love to replace the buttons on my favorite shirts with these beauties or use them to create a brooch. Beautiful!

  • Jodie
    December 15, 2010 at 12:07 am

    They are all so pretty! I think I would have to use them for something just for me. I’m so glad they were rescued by someone!

  • Gali
    December 15, 2010 at 12:47 am

    what a GREAT giveaway. i want to do a framed picture with them.

  • Caitlyn B.
    December 15, 2010 at 12:51 am

    Not sure what I’d do just yet. But in the meantime, they would look great displayed in jars. Thanks!

  • Jackie
    December 15, 2010 at 1:02 am

    These buttons are awesome. How about put them in a glass jar and just admire them.

  • Betthin Groh
    December 15, 2010 at 1:25 am

    I’d use them on a jacket for one of my bears, on a Christmas tree ornament… on the pj’s I’m making for my grand daughter ( if I won those sweet little white flowery ones)… on a wired button bouquet… you name it. There’s always a use for neat buttons!

  • Violeta Petrova
    December 15, 2010 at 1:57 am

    I love buttons, the thing is that I do not want to use them but put them in a jar and just admire how beautiful they are 🙂

  • Meredith
    December 15, 2010 at 2:38 am

    I would sew them on a little wall hanging in my quilting room . I have an idea in my head.

  • cherry
    December 15, 2010 at 3:17 am

    I’d be using them on clothing for my two kids. Then when they grow out of their clothes the buttons get cut of and used again!! Thanks for the giveaway

  • Teresa
    December 15, 2010 at 4:14 am

    I love buttons. i put them in bags, pillows pincushions…..everywhere I can.

  • Deb
    December 15, 2010 at 4:25 am

    Oh they are divine!! I have my granny’s button jar and it is such a treasure trove. Not sure what I would do with them…I just love buttons!

  • Vanessa
    December 15, 2010 at 4:31 am

    I’m always making baby things, and can use some unique buttons.

  • seaside siblings
    December 15, 2010 at 4:32 am

    Great giveaway- they are stunning! I would use them to emblish clothes for my 2 little girls.

  • Antonia
    December 15, 2010 at 8:05 am

    Nice giveaway!

  • Dusty
    December 15, 2010 at 8:39 am

    I’d have to see what inspiration struck. But, they’d probably end up on something adorable for my daughter or on a cute new bag for me.

  • tiffany
    December 15, 2010 at 8:53 am

    honestly, i’d probably just hoard them for a while first! once i was able to stop staring, i’d probably stitch some onto a vintage-y looking apron i’m making for my daughter, or work a few into the design of some linen throw-pillows. really lovely.

  • dianne mclean
    December 15, 2010 at 9:08 am

    I would use this on my clothing projects for the granddaughters.
    Thanks so much.
    jmclean at mts dot net

  • Rebecca
    December 15, 2010 at 9:45 am

    such beautiful buttons- I love vintage buttons- would have a hard time deciding whether to use them on a cute coat for my daughter or on a handbag for me!! thanks for an awesome giveaway! I LOVE your blog and so enjoyed the e-course I took thru you!

    cannonsc3(at) gmail (dot) com

  • Mikhaila Durante
    December 15, 2010 at 10:36 am

    MAD for Vintage. 🙂
    For their usage, it would depend what you sent because ‘fab’ buttons
    are very independent creatures. They attach themselves to a project, not the other way around. LOL! I sew several things I could envision
    them on; 1 my wool, warp-once, buttoned neck-let (to keep the neck warm. 2:My mid length and wrist length wool fingerless arm warmers.
    These are both fitted, buttoned and would use vintage like fabrics and trims.
    ‘Sew’, vintage buttons would find their address here. (BIG Grin)

  • Sally Mitchell
    December 15, 2010 at 10:39 am

    IDeborah…I’d create a chain-link bracelet with the buttons…particularly using the ones with shanks….the others?….I’d lace into a necklace.
    Thanks, Sally

  • Helle S.
    December 15, 2010 at 10:43 am

    I like using buttons as flower centers. Thanks for a chance to win.
    Happy Holidays!

  • Marsel
    December 15, 2010 at 10:54 am

    For now I would add these to my collection just to look at them and touch them…my mother has an amazing button collection and I would like for mine to look like hers someday. This would be a great start!

  • KellyK
    December 15, 2010 at 10:54 am

    I would add them to my vital “to be used on something special” button stash. The place I go to first for my WIPs.


  • Beth
    December 15, 2010 at 10:57 am

    I love vintage buttons. I recently was given a whole bunch of them from my great aunt. Love this giveaway! Thanks!

  • Sandhya
    December 15, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    I would add them to a skirt!
    sandhya (dot) parkash (at) gmail (dot)(com)

  • baukje
    December 15, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    I love buttons. On brocantes(,fleemarket) here in France I am always looking for buttons. I decorate my bags, dolls, look at my last post on my blog….Please pick me!!!

  • Cricket
    December 15, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    I love buttons. I use to play in my grandmothers button boxes for hours when I was little. I have glass vases of old buttons in my dinning room. I use buttons for all kinds of projects. pin cushions, scrapbook pages, decorations on purses, scarves etc….

  • Cid
    December 15, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    OMG!!! I Love buttons. I would sew them on my handbag and make a necklace and bracelet. Oh, I hope I win. Thank you.

  • MIchelle
    December 15, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    I’m slowly replacing all the boring buttons on my clothes with awesome vintage ones that have so much more character. So, that’s what I’d do with them – instant wardrobe update!

  • Jodi
    December 15, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Great buttons. I would use them on bags.

  • Leah
    December 15, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    I would collect them simply for the pleasure of looking at them and holding them. I might even use them on some clothing item I make.

  • Shelly
    December 15, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    I have a daughter. I like to make her clothes. I don’t like installing zippers. Need I say more?

  • bianca
    December 15, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    I LOVE buttons-especially the old ones.
    I’d probably embellish one of my daughter’s shirts with a few of them-and make some hair bows with a few.


  • Amanda
    December 15, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    they definitely need to stand out. Like maybe use on a dress with contrasting fabric

  • Angelina
    December 15, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Ahhh love these! I’d find something to use them on, for sure! Purses, blouses, a dress…who knows! So many options!

    Thanks for the chance to win. 🙂


  • joanne lendaro
    December 15, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    I LOVE buttons!! I have a huge jar full of them that I just love to look at, play with and dig through when I need that special one.

    thanks for the fun giveaway and Merry Christmas!!

  • Cindy
    December 15, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    Oh my…these would be great around the neckline of a tshirt, on a purse, the possibilities are limitless!!

  • Mama Lusco
    December 15, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    these would be darling on my girls clothing, handbags & hair accessories! mamalusco at ortelco dot net

  • Donnely Barber
    December 15, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    I adore buttons, I use them on tea wallets, small notebooks, aprons, gee it is very hard to pick a for sure to use them on, when the buttons says pick me for the current project I am working on, it will have found it’s new home.
    A lovely giveaway!

  • Billie K
    December 15, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    I just love buttons and have no clue as what to do with them except add them to a quilt wallhanging.

    Just give me your buttons and I will love them……….LOL.


  • Mia
    December 15, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    The bow buttons are just to die for! 🙂
    I would use the buttons as lovely embellishments on my amigurumis, the would make great details!

  • Aleesha
    December 15, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    How can you not love buttons? Expecially vintage!

  • LisaB
    December 15, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    buttons that pretty should be made into jewelry!

  • Sarah
    December 15, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    I would use them as closures on all of the fun new bags and clutches I have been making lately out of recycled clothing! (I have been having fun with bunting decorations on bags, and also with ruffles.)

  • desiree
    December 15, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    I don’t know what I would do with them. I would probably make it into a hair pin somehow…. Thank you for the chance to win!


  • Marie-Helene
    December 15, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    So fun, I would use them as a decoration on a tote bag!

  • JenniferB
    December 15, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    oh I LOVE buttons- I have jars of them all over my sewing room- I would use them on little girl clothes.

  • Jessica H
    December 15, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    I would probably use them on the border of a special mug rug, or to give character to a quilt 🙂 thanks for the chance to win!

  • Magdalena, The Craft Revival
    December 15, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    I’d like to say that I would use them on some of the softies I make, but I’d be lying. I have been planning on making a 60’s dress from a dress pattern using vintage fabric and these buttons would be ideal to add a little more vintage glamour.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win them. What a great giveaway and fab blog. I’m now following 🙂

  • Lucie
    December 15, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    I love using my vintage buttons for eyes for my precious sock monkeys.
    Lucie (

  • Morgan
    December 15, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    I love buttons!! Little girl dresses, probably. Or maybe a little neck detail on a blouse for me. Thanks so much and happy holidays! And I just read your post on things to do with bias tape. I love it, too.

  • Edwina Shwedyk
    December 15, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    I would probably add them as detail to skirts or pants that I am making. I’m excited to find a giveaway on a blog I already read!

  • Shirley Clark
    December 15, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    I totally love buttons. I have some from my mama’s stash, and I’m always trying to figure out ways to use them on outfits for my little granddaughter. That’s what I would do with these also. Sometimes I just like to use them on little pillows too.

  • Megan
    December 15, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Hmmm I think I would use them as embellishments on a crocheted wristlet or coffee cozy! Thanks!

  • Cinnamon
    December 15, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    I would use themon clothes,bags,as bobbypins and anywhere else I could see them daily!

  • Katy
    December 15, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    I would you use them for the tunic I am knitting for my daughter.

  • Marshall
    December 16, 2010 at 12:02 am

    Doll eyes, bags, or wherever else I can use them. I just love buttons!

  • Jenniffier
    December 16, 2010 at 12:20 am

    They would be added to a table quilt or mini quilt!

  • Genevieve
    December 16, 2010 at 12:39 am

    I’d use them to embellish my fingerless gloves!

    Those are absolutely fab buttons!!

  • brenda
    December 16, 2010 at 12:44 am

    Some would definitely be made into jewelry.

  • allyson adeney
    December 16, 2010 at 1:02 am

    I have a bit of a weakness for vintage buttons too…. and vintage buttons with a story, almost irresistible!
    Please include me in the give away, I would love them to met my vintage buttons. I use them to make upcycled t-shirt owls and handbags.

  • Kristie Brock
    December 16, 2010 at 1:10 am

    How to decide what to do with those lovely buttons? Certainly something which needs fastening and adorning. Perhaps a dress back, or maybe to fasten a clutch. Certainly a great gift. I would love to have some of those beauties!

  • nrnoodle
    December 16, 2010 at 1:40 am

    I like to use vintage buttons when I make picture wallhangings. They add a nice vintage flair to a piece with so many new elements.

  • Jane Poh
    December 16, 2010 at 2:52 am

    I would use the buttons as embellishment on my zip pouches.

  • Gillian
    December 16, 2010 at 3:26 am

    I have loved buttons ever since I was a little girl and I found my way into my mother’s stash! I would use these as accents on embroidery projects, or perhaps as closures for a purse or small laptop bag.

  • Julia
    December 16, 2010 at 3:31 am

    I’m a knitting nut and although new to sewing, definitely a bit of an addict…so there’ll be no shortage of projects to use them with. I’ve just knitted a couple of vests for our babe #3 due in Feb that need a couple of buttons too.

  • ccb
    December 16, 2010 at 4:19 am

    Love the vintage button. Use them in my accessories

  • alli b
    December 16, 2010 at 7:21 am

    I have been collecting vintage buttons for ages to built up enough of them to make a button monogram on canvas for my little one to come (some day).

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Cary
    December 16, 2010 at 8:19 am

    I would probably enjoy looking at them for a while, and then use them on handbags, aprons or ….?? Seeing them would bring the inspiration, I’m sure.

  • Jean
    December 16, 2010 at 8:19 am

    I’ve been using lots of fun buttons on cup cozier for gifts. I’m putting a packet on them to hold a star bucks gift card.

  • Jean
    December 16, 2010 at 8:27 am

    I’m frustrated by auto correct…….. Should say……. Cup cozies with a pocket

  • Erica
    December 16, 2010 at 9:27 am

    These are adorable, I love them! i’d use them on bags or dresses for my girls.

  • catnap
    December 16, 2010 at 9:36 am

    I love buttons, too. To be able to see them all the time, I like to put them on pillows for the sofa.

  • MJ
    December 16, 2010 at 9:38 am

    Those buttons would look great on my daughter’s 3rd bday outfit made from the Innocent Crush Velveteen. I’m making a skirt and bolero jacket, and the jacket would look great with some funky buttons (even better that I wont have to make buttonholes!!) 🙂

  • yshaloo
    December 16, 2010 at 9:44 am

    I’d use some of those for eyes on my handmade sock monsters!

  • Candace Henderson
    December 16, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Oh these are beautiful! I have a button addiction and I seem to just sort them and enjoy them. I think that if I won I would try and use them for something of daily use. Rings, tacks, magnets…. something to look at and appreciate. Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  • Sarah
    December 16, 2010 at 9:52 am

    I would use them on the patchwork pincushions I love to male!

  • paloma
    December 16, 2010 at 9:53 am

    I’m always looking for just the right buttons to put on the sweaters I knit. These might be it!

  • Em
    December 16, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Oooohhhhhh… vintage buttons! I’d love to use them on some bags I’m planning on making in the new year or on a knitted neck wrap. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Debb Lou
    December 16, 2010 at 10:27 am

    After looking at them a long time… I would use them on my tote bags and purses that I make… thanks

    debbebennett at yahoo dot com

  • stacy
    December 16, 2010 at 10:32 am

    What wouldn’t I do with those buttons! I love making presents for friends – bags, scarves, coffee sleeves – and those buttons would be an awesome finishing touch on some of those gifts 🙂 thanks for the chance to win!

  • rosie
    December 16, 2010 at 11:29 am

    i’m kind of obsessed with buttons…i think i’d have to use them for a skirt i’m making now.

  • katie
    December 16, 2010 at 11:41 am

    oooh what beautiful buttons! I can think of so many great uses for them. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Stacy
    December 16, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    I love vintage buttons! I am currently making girl’s dresses out of vintage pillowcases & linens & I love to add some fun by adding vintage buttons, so that’s what I would do with them! 🙂 Thanks so much!

  • Mindi
    December 16, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Those buttons would just finish so nicely a dress I am making for my daughter.

  • Maria
    December 16, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    I would use this for my little crochet wallets, for scrapbooking & any other sewing project that i can use them on. Thanks for the giveaway :}

  • Heidi
    December 16, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Oh I adore vintage buttons!
    Of course I would hoard some, because that is what we do with vintage lovelies, after all.
    I would also use some to make lovely closures for fabric notebook covers, and maybe a sewn circle scarf.

  • joyce mosby
    December 16, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Fun buttons

  • crissy
    December 16, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    I would use them for cute little outfits for my daughters! I LOVE buttons and have quite the collection!

    please take a peek at my giveaway, if you get the chance…

  • Ellen Ban
    December 16, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    First they’d go in my button jar and then I’d have to find the perfect project to showcase them! Maybe a cardigan sweater? Thanks for the chance!

  • Marilyn Tucker
    December 16, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    If I put them on anything it would be something that stays here in my house so I can look at them.

    mare460 at

  • Amber
    December 16, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Oooh! I have lots of things in mind… headbands, lapel pins, maybe a birthday or Christmas dress for my nieces… the possibilities are endless! Thanks so much Deborah!

  • Jennifer
    December 16, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    I love buttons! I would probably use them as accents on embroidery or on a pretty little top for one of my daughters. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Hilary
    December 16, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    I would use them on clutches, on wall decorations or hoard them to oogle over!


  • Rachel B
    December 16, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    I’m a button baby. love to use them for all my projects.

  • robyn
    December 16, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    I would use the buttons to embellish a quilt. Thanks for the giveaway! Robyn (dot) Geddes (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Jo Burke
    December 16, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    To be honest I would probably procrastinate as I always do with special bits and pieces.

  • rebecca
    December 16, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    I’m making some softies up at the moment that require vintage buttons to go with their lovely vintage fabric bodies- and I’ve been looking EVERYWHERE for cute old buttons like these!

  • Kirsten
    December 16, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    I would put them on my inspiration board and stare at them every day! I love vintage buttons!

  • Joy
    December 16, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    I’ve been eyeing your buttons since you posted about them…thanks for the chance to win some! I have no idea what I’d do with them yet. I’d have to figure out some project that will show them off to their best advantage!

  • Tara
    December 16, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    so lovely buttons! I would put them on my new necklace, with some satin flowers certainly

  • Sarah
    December 16, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Ohmygoodness I would use them in my SWAP wardrobe. I’m so excited I found this blog. SO excited.


  • Ms Muffin
    December 16, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Look at them! Forever! 🙂
    Or put them on something that I sewed for myself … to show them off!

    Thanks for this great giveaway!
    Come by my blog and enter mine if you want to! You could win some handmade
    buttons ….
    Ms Muffin
    ulli-xox [at]web[dot]de

  • Malinda Lloyd
    December 16, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Ideally, I would use these for wrist cuff closures! I am such a button geek however that I would, in reality, leave them in my sewing kit and stare at them lovingly when ever I got a chance.

  • Judy
    December 16, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    I would love love to win these buttons!! I would share them with my two granddaughters!

  • Jenn M
    December 16, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Looks like you have some fun stuff in that stash of yours! I’d probably use them to embellish some children’s clothes that I make for my little one.

  • Knititall
    December 16, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    I love buttons! I’d use them for a bag I’m making that’s embellished with lots of different buttons.

  • Tawny
    December 16, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Those buttons would make such lovely eyes on an heirloom doll. Not a doll that you would let the kids play with and wear out, but a precious one that would sit on a dresser and smile at everyone who came by. 🙂

  • Marci
    December 16, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    First thimgs first I would sort them.

  • Deserae Fiedler
    December 16, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    I would love to do a wall quilt!

  • jessica
    December 16, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    i used to spend hours playing with my mom’s (and grandma’s) button collection – i might do the same with these. very pretty! thanks for the giveaway!

  • daisy
    December 16, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    oh…. buttons! BUTTONSSSSS!! if you were to imaginea carton character with his eyes popping out you would be pretty close to what my face looks like now 🙂

  • Janet
    December 16, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    These would be perfect for embellishment on so many things! Thanks for a chance to win.

  • Carol in E TN
    December 16, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Great giveaway cause I love buttons! I would use them on a pincushion, table runner, bag or anything else that would come to my mind after seeing them!

  • Sonya M
    December 16, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    I would probably look at them, touch them, love them, and keep them until I found just the perfect project.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • The Hungry Crafter
    December 16, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Ha ha — how about I’d replace the buttons I’m giving away on my blog? 😉 Seriously, though, it would depend on the style/size, but I have a couple bags I’m waiting to make that would nicely showcase buttons, and I also have a shirt pattern that uses a mix and match button style that could be very cool with vintage!

  • meghan
    December 16, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    I love buttons! I’d probably use them on a bag.

  • bess
    December 16, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    i would probably use them to attach crochet flowers to my knit hats, or to accent some of the pincushions i make.

    great giveaway!!!

  • StephanieS
    December 16, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    I would use them little by little until they were gone. Thanks for the chance to win. Happy Christmas. stephspitzer at gmail dot com

  • Deborah
    December 16, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Dress up my softie dolls with them. I make the cutest, sweetest lil’ softie dolls. These buttons would be fantastic for them!

    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

  • Jennifer P
    December 16, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    These are just AWESOME! I am planning on making my little one a handmade rag doll and these would be a special addition. I would also possibly use on an outfit of hers or a purse for me. Hmmm….the possibilities!
    belle31971 at gmail dot com

  • MoeWest
    December 16, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Thanks for the great giveaway and Merry Christmas to you. I would use them on a scarf, hat, purse or something.

  • Danielle H.
    December 17, 2010 at 12:46 am

    I would use them on some infinity scarves I’m making (from luvinthemommmyhood’s tutorial)
    I love vintage buttons! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Ellen
    December 17, 2010 at 1:08 am

    I’d make them into hairclips and whatnot!

  • Nelly
    December 17, 2010 at 1:36 am

    i heart button!! i would use them to add the final tough to my daughters purse! ans maybe a few hair clips! thanks!

    nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

  • catherine s.
    December 17, 2010 at 1:55 am

    I’d use these on some of my daughter’s projects I’m working on…

    thanks for the chance to win!

    catherine s.
    imaginethatdesign (at) yahoo (dot) com

  • Peach Rainbow
    December 17, 2010 at 2:46 am

    I’d use them on a blouse.
    Thanks for the chance 🙂

  • Sheila
    December 17, 2010 at 3:09 am

    I love those button!! I’m not sure yet what I’d do with them…besides gaze lovingly at them…but I’m sure I’d think of something!

  • Denise
    December 17, 2010 at 4:13 am

    I love vintage buttons – and what a story to go with them. I love putting buttons in the middles of flowers or pincushions, so that would be my first choice. Thank you for sharing!

  • Doina
    December 17, 2010 at 5:00 am

    Great giveaway! Please count me in!

  • Lixa
    December 17, 2010 at 5:25 am

    The vintage buttons are heavenly! I mainly use buttons for all my closures, for bags, rolls and all sort of things. So i’ll use them for everything 🙂

  • Jessica
    December 17, 2010 at 5:59 am

    AWESOME! I so want these buttons, I LOVE buttons! =)

  • Colleen
    December 17, 2010 at 6:43 am

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway. I love buttons! I have been wanting to make a button garland, so that is what I would do with them

  • Kelly O.
    December 17, 2010 at 6:51 am

    I thibk i’d just hoard them for a bit 🙂

  • Elena @ Breakfast for Dinner
    December 17, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Ooh, I’d love to put these on some bags!

  • Megan P.
    December 17, 2010 at 8:56 am

    Ooh fun!! I would use some on clothing, bags, ornaments, pictures…I would use them a lot! Thanks!

  • Wendy D. P.
    December 17, 2010 at 9:01 am

    I would use them on adorable little purses! Thanks for sharing your blog and happy holidays!

  • Holly U
    December 17, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Oh goodness those are fabulous! I’m not sure what I’d do with them. Something that would showcase them, for sure. Can’t hide buttons that wonderful!

  • Julia
    December 17, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Oh I love buttons. I don’t know what I’d do with them but I am sure I would find something.

  • Susanne
    December 17, 2010 at 11:03 am

    I would most likely find a way to feature them on the wee garments I make for my 19-month old daughter. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • bonnie
    December 17, 2010 at 11:23 am

    I don’t enter these things that often because I don’t have any luck. But my daughter said I should so here goes, in the past she had me enter for her. This time I hope to win something for my wife.
    tcsean(at) Florida

  • lisa
    December 17, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Boy do I need these! I remember always seeing mason jars full of buttons and now they are so hard to come by. I have the hardest time finding nice buttons, I’m sure I could use these for something. LIke those coffee cuffs that I had to whip up for teachers presents. Totally wasn’t prepared for those.

  • Kurt
    December 17, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    I’d give these to my wife to use as a button closure in a purse she makes.

  • Rebecca
    December 17, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Thank you for the chance to win these beautiful buttons. I honestly am not sure what I would do with them… maybe as the buttons on the jumper I am making for my niece… maybe as closures for my gift card envelopes… maybe I’ll just keep them tucked neatly away amongst my favorite fabrics.

  • Izza
    December 17, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Love the buttons!!! It is so cute. If I win, I think I would use it to embellish my daughter’s dresses.

  • Leah
    December 17, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    I’d want to make button necklaces and rings out of these darling buttons! Thanks for the giveaway. leahclaireh(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Kerry
    December 17, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    I am a crazy quilter and love vintage buttons so I would use them on a quilt!

  • Skooks
    December 17, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    I’d love these! I like adding button embellishments to all kinds of stuff I make . .. clothes, bags, I just put a few lovelies on a Christmas ornament I made for my son. I could think of a million uses! 🙂

  • Amy S
    December 17, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    I would put them in a jar and just look at them!

  • Carmen
    December 17, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Oooh, those are absolutely wonderful — thank you for snatching them up for us! I’d love to use them to button up just anything — bags, blouses, pillowcases, pencil cases…They’re super cute! Thanks!

  • Janet ~ Lola Pink Fabrics
    December 17, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    I would probably put them on a pillow or use them on a tote. Probably keep some on my desk to look at. Wonderful giveaway! Happy Holidays!

  • margie c
    December 17, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Oh my! The possibilities of these lil gems are endless! I could fill jars, add them to a quilt or card! They’re so cute, it would be hard to not horde them 🙂
    Thanks for the chance!
    hugs, margie

  • Angel Funk
    December 17, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    I would do so many things with them! Bags, ornaments, decorations for curtains, pillows and a million other ideas.

  • Sherri S.
    December 17, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    First I’d caress them…and then I’d either just display them on my inspiration board OR sew them on the cuffs of the fingerless mitts I’m frantically knitting for (late) Christmas prezzies. Thanks!

  • Thomas
    December 17, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Eyes for appliqued animals. I so love vintage buttons!!!


  • Jessica
    December 17, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    I have been thinking of making my daughter a coat and I think vintage buttons would help it rock!

  • Michelle
    December 17, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    I would certainly hoard and as I learn more and more about how to sew, eventually use them for that special project.

  • Laura Hughes
    December 17, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    My mom and I love vintage buttons! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Micheal Felshaw
    December 17, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    I love love love buttons! I would use these for clutches! Thanks!!

  • Jodi B.
    December 17, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    I would use them as closures for clutches I’ve been wanting to make. These are just another example of their well-edited collection of goodies, which is why I heart Whipstitch.

  • Krista
    December 17, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    I don’t know what I’d do with the. My mom kept a mason jar of buttons we loved to sort through as kid. I’d probably start a collection for my own kids.

  • Theresa Connolly
    December 17, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Button Rings – Thanks so much for the generous giveaway 🙂 Your blog is cute – look forward to reading more after I finish surfing all the others 🙂

  • Jansie Martin
    December 17, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Wow, those buttons are divine!!! What an awesome giveaway. I would use them on purses or on aprons, or on cute little girl clothes. 🙂 Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  • Susan
    December 18, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I would stash them away in my button storage boxes, by color, until a sewing or craft project beckoned them. I’d put them on appliques where I just used them to decorate a Christmas tree, or outfits for my grandchildren. . Or they may just be a playtoy when my granddaughter comes and we get out the plastic ice tray for her to play and sort some buttons!

  • arlette
    December 18, 2010 at 2:12 am

    Oh my!!!! I’m a button-holic, and I’d love to win, I’ll use them as eyes for apliqued images or even dolls, and since I love bags, I like to use buttons on them

  • Jackie Miller
    December 18, 2010 at 8:31 am

    OH!! I would love to use these to use on my next quilt as decoration to hold together the batting and back… OH I have the perfect quilt for them too!!! *keeping fingers crossed* Thank you for the opportunity

  • Phyllis singler
    December 18, 2010 at 8:32 am

    I’d use them on a bag I am planning to make. What a find!

  • vicky
    December 18, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    I adore buttons…I have a big box of them which I root through to find embellishments for my sewing projects. I would probably save the vintage buttons to use for embellishing bags.

  • Fabiola
    December 18, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    I would use them on my daughter’s dress and sweater. I love vintage buttons. thanks

  • Amanda
    December 18, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    These are just screaming to me to be put on a cute newsboy hat, or cloche! So cute! Thanks!

  • Rae
    December 22, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    K, i realize I totally missed the giveaway, but do you have these in your shop??? I needs something vintage for C’s corduroy dress.