20 Hole Buttons
20 Hole Buttons
This is my favorite style of button! This listing is for four buttons made of 1/8" bamboo; available in 3/4", 1" and 1.25". There are many ways you can fill in the twenty holes in this style of button. For some examples, please see the listing photos. The holes are left empty so that you can embroider them with your own needle and yarn or embroidery thread. These buttons are a great way to personalize garments, add color to baby items or to embellish your accessories with a special touch.
When using these buttons in a place where they need to be functional, I like to fill in the outer holes first, then tack the button onto the garment using the inner holes. If you use only holes more towards the center of the button to attach it to the garment, the button functions better. You may want to use only one or two plies of the yarn to fill it in if it your yarn is super thick.
These buttons can go in the washer and the dryer, but as with most things made of natural materials, they will probably last longer if they are hand washed or if the item is dried flat.
It is important to me that each item I make is special and bamboo contributes to this as a unique material. Bamboo plywood is sustainable and is stronger than wood. Your buttons won't be indestructible but can withstand more than a needle gauge made of birch. Bamboo has a rich history of roles and uses in Asian mythology and culture and is even used in Chinese medicine because of its anti-bacterial properties.
Your buttons will arrive carded and will have a care card with them.
Because they are made of a natural material, the appearance of each button may slightly vary.
Please let me know if you would like to order a size or quantity other than what is listed.
Photo credit: Taiga Hilliard