At Spotlight, we have hundreds of buttons to choose from, in a wide range of colours, sizes and styles. Whether you are looking for something traditional and straightforward, or buttons that make a statement, complete your project with this fabulous selection. With both single and multi-pack buttons available, as well as a variety of different types of buttons, discover our outstanding selection of the finest buttons at Spotlight's unbeatable prices.
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Can I purchase buttons from Spotlight?
Yes, you can. There are hundreds of different types of buttons to choose from, and we are confident that you will discover the perfect one for your textile project. Whether you are searching for a tiny button or one that will stand out from your project, we have all shapes, sizes, and materials available. With such a wide choice available, plus our guaranteed low prices across the range, Spotlight is your number one shopping destination for all your haberdashery needs.
What are the most popular types of buttons?
Whether you are shopping for the simple or the spectacular, we have buttons in all manner of shapes, sizes, colours and designs at Spotlight. Check out our handy guide below for the most popular types:
Flat Buttons: These are the most common type of buttons that you know - they usually have two or four holes in the middle and are available in a wide assortment of materials.
Hook & Eye Fastenings: These fastenings feature a small hook on one side and an eye on the other, they are similar to use, and are an affordable choice.
Shank Buttons: Shank buttons feature a small loop or hole on the back, which is referred to as the shank. This is used to attach the button to the project, for a beautiful decorative finish. However, it is important to note that these are not suitable for lighter fabrics as they can be heavier than other options.
Snaps and poppers: If you are searching for a way to hide your fastening or make opening and closing the item easier, popper buttons, also called snap fasteners, could be an excellent choice,
Stud buttons: Whilst these tend to be associated with jeans and denim apparel, stud buttons can also add an extra special touch to your embellishment. You will need a stud tool to affix it, and they are usually either silver or gold.
Toggles: Toggles are either use in buttonholes or with a loop, and they are a popular option when you are choosing a fastening for your coat. They are attractive and eye-catching and are available in either wood or plastic.
What else can I do with buttons?
Buttons are a craft essential, and there is simply so much that you can do with them. They are the perfect eyes or nose for a handcrafted teddy bear or rag doll or perhaps adding to paper clips for a unique and fun way to keep your place. Stick buttons to adhesive magnets to create a new and funky way to organise stuff on the fridge.
Alternately, kids will love using buttons to add an extra dimension to their collage or threading on a string to create their own jewellery. However, please ensure supervision when children are crafting with buttons as they may pose as a choking hazard.
Do you have any tips for sewing on a button?
Sewing on a button is one of those adulting skills that seem easy, yet if you do not know how, it can be a challenge to get it right. First of all, it is important to ensure that you choose the correct location for your button. If you are replacing a lost button, there may be marks or original stitching which will indicate where the button should be - if not, measure the space using a soft tape measure.
After you have threaded your needle, we recommend doing a couple of stitches just to ensure that everything will stay in place. If your button has two holes, just working the thread up and down between the two holes. For a four-hole button, it is important to make sure that you repeat the pattern. Whether you opt for diagonal stitches or parallel ones in a square is up to you. After you have finished sewing the last stitch, wrap the needle around the thread that is underneath the bottom. Then, take it back to the inside of the garment and complete with several secure stitches.