It’s easy to do at Button Button in downtown Vancouver. This little shop is a candy store for knitters and seamstresses, in search of the perfect finishing touch.
Buttons are sorted by material, or by colour, or by theme. I could spend hours there, just looking and touching and imagining what each button could be used for.
I just had to own these sweet golden yellow heart buttons – since I didn’t have a project in mind, three seemed like a good number. (I can always go back!) It’s hard to tell from the picture but they’re about 1″ wide. I think my Advance shirtdress asks for 3 buttons…
If you have patience and time to spare, there are plenty of goodies in the appropriately named Button Soup bin. This bin is larger than it looks in the picture, even bigger than a kitchen sink!
Won’t they be adorable on this Vintage Vogue sundress I’m planning to make? And would you look at that, it needs 6 buttons. How perfect is that?
I’m already regretting not picking up a pound of assorted buttons for $4. Think of the possibilities! A pound of buttons goes a long way, and looking at the bundles from the outside, the assortment and quality looked excellent.
It’s the sort of thing you wish you had on hand, when you’re looking for buttons to finish a project late at night, and all the fabric stores are closed.
Like when I make another Beignet skirt, where the buttons are a focal point. I actually picked up 12 green and white vintage buttons for a future Beignet project.
Button Button is the perfect place to choose buttons for a coat, where you need one or two big, fabulous buttons to place front and centre.
And when I’m back, of course I’ll pick up my pound bag and poke through Button Soup again, how can I resist?
If you’re in the Vancouver area and are looking for the perfect button to finish a project, or find inspiration for your next one, Button Button is worth the visit!