More About those Button Clasps

For this week's creation, I wrote briefly about the button-clasps I used for my belt. Since folks seemed to be interested, I wanted to share a bit more information about them. Well, at least the little bit of information I have.

The notions, based on packaging, seem to be from the early 1970s and distributed by Dyno Merchandise. I'm not sure where I picked these up (99% sure it was an estate sale) but they arrived in my stash not because I had a use for them, but because I knew I'd have a use for them in the future.

That last statement, my friends, should be on a cross-stitched pillow, buried at the bottom of some hoarder's heap.

But for a few sold-out Etsy listings and this shop, I haven't been able to locate any more of these online. Given my penchant for short-cuts, I could only imagine how wonderful these things would be for skirt and trousers fasteners! 

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Mena Trott

Mena Trott started The Sew Weekly to document her attempt to sew all of her own clothes in 2010. Since then, she's made over 125 outfits and has way more clothes than she needs.

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  1. I found this beauty at Hancock Fabrics a few months ago:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kls987/6045876575/in/set-72157626751847003
    They had several styles and were hiding in the buttons section.

  2. I’m sure I’ve seen these in my local fabric shop. Going to have to take a look next time I’m in there to make sure I’m not going mad

  3. I bought a couple of these a few years back…probably at the bottom of a box. We moved last year…not completely unpacked yet…what the heck, good reason to go to the fabric store!

  4. Check out this site. They are a heritage sewing store and carry a ton of beautiful pewter buttons and clasps:
    http://www.smockingstore.com/pewter3.html