MOP Buttons....a quick tip!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

MOP Buttons? Of course I mean "Mother of Pearl".

And I just love the look of them on shirts and blouses!

Unfortunately, unless you buy the thin decorative ones (usually found in a bulk bag near the regular buttons), they can be really expensive.

And the thin decorative ones usually don't survive the washer and dryer.

Here's a quick way to strengthen these thin but beautiful decorative buttons :

Using a liquid glue made to attach embellishments to fabric, coat the back side of the button, being careful to avoid filling in the holes. The glue will look "milky" when wet.

Let the glue-coated buttons dry overnight, or until the glue is clear and hard. Now your lovely Mother-of-Pearl buttons are ready to use...and will be able to survive the washing machine !