Announcement Primrose Buttons sells vintage buttons from the early to late 1900s—plastic, glass, rhinestone, metal, wood, and natural materials. Perfect for sewing, crafting, jewelry making or collecting.
Primrose Buttons sells vintage buttons from the early to late 1900s—plastic, glass, rhinestone, metal, wood, and natural materials. Perfect for sewing, crafting, jewelry making or collecting.
NotoriousJWC on Jan 14, 2017
excellent vintage buttons, very fast shipping!
Janet Haaker on Dec 28, 2016
Janet Haaker on Dec 28, 2016
Excellent! Buttons are perfect, shipped instantly, and well wrapped. Thank you for the extra gift!
Grandma's Button Jar
Nowadays buttons for sewing aren't as easy to find as they used to be when every department and variety store had a sewing counter and more women sewed their own clothing. Yes, you can still buy them at craft stores like Jo-Ann Fabrics, but the selection is very limited and they aren't as well-made as they used to be. Vintage buttons, when you can find them, are prettier, better-designed, and the styles are unique. You can often find bargains, too, although the bakelite, rhinestone, and mother-of-pearl buttons can be pricey. Even if you aren't into sewing clothing, they're great for swapping out the old buttons on a vintage clothing find or crafting vintage-inspired treasures. I've seen gorgeous vintage button bracelets and jewelry and they make unique fastenings for bags and accessories.
I first became interested in vintage buttons, like many of us do, when I was a little girl playing with my grandmother's button jar. While buttons were easier to find back then, they were also expensive, and people tended to recycle them long after the clothing they originally appeared on had worn out. She grew up during the Depression—everyone saved everything!
I rediscovered vintage buttons about ten years ago when I started sourcing materials for Primrose Design, my craft business that recycles vintage materials into vintage-inspired home decor (you can visit my shop here on Etsy). I use vintage buttons for most of my pillows and many of my small accessories. So I buy a lot of buttons and often in box lots on Ebay and estate sales. Some of those buttons aren't quite right for my work or I simply have too many. So, this shop is my way of recouping some of my costs and passing along savings to you.
I have tons of buttons that I'm in the process of photographing and listing so, if you don't see what you're looking for or have a special request, let me know and I'll see if I can help.
If you're looking for handmade items and vintage treasures, please visit my Primrose Design Etsy shop—www.etsy.com/shop/primrose
And for beads, watch parts, and jewelry supplies, visit A Small Crafts Advisory (a shop I co-own with jewelry designer Deb Brilla)—www.etsy.com/shop/asmallcraftsadvisory
Freelance graphic designer and owner of Primrose Design, a craft business that recycles vintage textiles (and buttons) into contemporary accessories and home decor.
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)