26.7.11

Tuesday Tip: Button Revamp

This simple but effective idea is one of the tips I included in the big book o' tips I handed in for my final project at university. I'm still trying to work out what to do with the book, as I want you all to get to see it... Considering my options at the mo!

My boyfriend Alex has been using this tip quite a lot at the moment to jazz up vintage cardigans etc. I just love how adding or replacing buttons on an item of clothing can totally change it for the better. 

I have divided the double page spread into 2 separate pages below so it's bigger and easier to read:



Layout designed by Jade Cooper-Collins, illustrations by Emilie Lashmar!

Do you have any simple ideas you use to breathe new life into clothes? Spill the beans!

30 comments:

  1. I love changing the buttons on things! I often don't like the buttons that come on clothes I buy, so I end up changing them anyway, hahaha.
    I also like adding a ribbon tie or lace trim to revamp things.

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

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  2. I am lovin' the layout! I've never thought about buying another garment and taking the buttons of that before, that is such a good idea, because you're too right there- buttons cost a ridiculous amount of money for what they are (buttons). My purse loves you hahahaha. xx

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  3. Such a good tip and i love the way you've set it out, the book sounds lovely (: x

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  4. Your book looks so good from what I have seen so far! I wanna see the rest of it :) x

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  5. In theory I love changing the buttons on tops having done it a few times but in reality it takes me HOURS to sew new buttons on! x

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  6. brilliant tip - really cost-effective too as it's so cheap but makes a big difference!

    i'd love to see more of this book, looks amazing so far!

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  7. I just perked up an old cardi yesterday with some new buttons! As irritating as they are to sew on, its worth it :)
    I like dying things to give them a bit of a change - currently thinking of dying an old scarf black for winter!
    xxx

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  8. I love doing this, although i always forget to measure the size of button i need :(

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  9. I always think about doing things like this but then am just too goddamn lazy! So then I end up with the item in question anyway, but never wearing it because I don't like the buttons. Honestly, I'm an idiot..

    www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

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  10. Ooh, I bet that book's a good read! I've changed buttons on stuff a few times - it really does make a difference.

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  11. i normally change the buttons on primark items seeing as they're usually quite... tacky and not very well sewn on! that blouse is gorgeous, love the staggered hem -x-

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  12. this is a great idea, but I am ashamed that I can't even sew on a button :/ x

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  13. Love this idea! I often add ribbon onto different pieces of clothing like braiding around the cuffs and collars.
    xx
    http://homemadefashionista.blogspot.com/

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  14. I use to do this all the time, it really is one of those little things that make a world of different. You should send your book off to a publisher Gem I would bloody buy it I love your tips, hope your well girly xxx

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  15. I've done this to a few Primark cardi's before, and the shock on ppls faces when they realise it's from there is crazy...who knew the humble button could do so much?! x

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  16. nice little tip, i'm always hemming things up and down, but i've never thought to change the buttons, i see what you mean in how it can transform a piece of clothing :)

    also, i just started my blog, take a looksie if you'd like :)
    lifeofrosalie.blogspot.com

    thanks!
    x

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  17. I have done this a few times, purely out of necessity because ASOS's buttons are shit more than anything else...
    With your tips book, perhaps scan it onto your computer, and post it a tip at a time? Much like you've done here in fact...xx
    Sirens and Bells

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  18. I've done the button replacing thing, and I also like the skirt-shortening thing...another quick fix!

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  19. Done this before, always nice and easy! Love the illustrations!
    xxx

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  20. I keep seeing this idea popping up and I never tried it but I really should because it does make a hell of a lot of a difference x

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  21. Good tip - your book looks beautiful, looking forward to seeing more of it xx

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  23. Love it! I'd love to see the rest of the book too. Such a nice layout.

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  24. Great idea :) i've missed your tips because I've been so busy with work. Need a whole evening to go through the back log of tips that I've missed!
    x

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  25. I really love the way you've laid everything out on the pages!
    And the shirt does look waaaay better with the new buttons :)
    xo

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  26. I'd love to see the rest of the book, it looks so good. This is a really good tip too xx

    http://princesspancake.blogspot.com/

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  27. Great tip. Buttons really do make a world of a difference. Love the coloured ones you picked. x

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