Welsh Buttons

I used my ice day today to get the amazing Welsh dragon buttons Austen bought me for Christmas onto my show coat:



She might have paid more for those buttons than I paid for that coat, which Connor's breeder found new-with-tags on eBay for $25.  Definitely my favorite steal-of-a-deal that I can in no way take credit for, it wasn't even listed as a riding coat, so it's amazing that she found it at all!  Now it is appropriately, especially Welsh:

As far as how to sew on buttons, you just loop thread all over the place until they don't fall off immediately, right?  I give them six months, with my sewing skills.


Thanks, Austen!  Connor and I will be representing our breed just a little more thoroughly in 2014!

15 comments:

  1. Yep that is how you sew buttons on, I hope you used some good thread!

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    1. Nope, $5 Walmart sewing kit thread!

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  2. That's how I sew on buttons! :)

    I'm going to take solace that my gifting skills are on par with your thrifting skills. Together we are a formidable team!

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    1. You're pretty good yourself, I am pretty sure that 100% of your job time is spent on www.smartpak.com, I never find deals like you do on there! That Kingsland shirt is the second greatest deal in my closet, besides that coat.

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  3. Cool! Awesome way to represent!

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  4. Love those buttons!! I typically sew them on in an "X" because in my mind I think it'll hold better... no idea if it's actually true or not though.

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  5. Hey - that is how I sew! Love the new buttons :)

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  6. LOVE the buttons! I need some cool buttons on my coats...

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  7. Button-sewing tips for next time: leave some slack between the button and the coat so there will be less tension on the thread when you button the coat (ie, it won't be so right). When you've nearly finished, bring the needle through the coat but not the button (halfway up) and then wrap it around the thread a few times. This will save wear and gear on the button holes themselves. Unwrapped thread can act like a wire saw on button holes, especially on clothing you wear while active. The coat looks terrific, though!

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    1. Interesting, thanks for the tips. I have zero sewing experience, so it's very appreciated. I can see the thread behaving like doubled over twine does to break open a haybale. Maybe I should have a real seamstress put them on!

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    2. Even though I have a fair amount of sewing experience, I've found that I often let things like buttons and hems pile up before I get to them. I'm about to drop a pile of them off at a seamstress to do. I bet it would take $10-$20, max, to put the buttons on. Sometimes it's worth it for peace of mind alone!

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