Buy Reproduction Buttons
Over the years I have made a fair few thread and cloth reproduction buttons. They add that truly authentic element to historical reproduction clothing. These buttons are entirely hand-threaded with a needle. Do feel free to email me should you wish to place an order, and then I will send you a Paypal invoice. Buttons will be shipped after 1-3 weeks, depending on the amount ordered and how busy I am at the time. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your needs. My postage prices are very reasonable, and I ship worldwide.
Dorset ‘Crosswheel’ Buttons
At the height of ‘Dorset buttony’ there were over 100 different designs being hand stitched in the south of England. This cottage industry spanned around 2oo years; from the 1620s to the 1840s. There were various designs of Dorset buttons, but the ‘Crosswheel’ design is probably the most well known.
10/12/15mm- £30 for 6
16/18mm-£22 for 6
(The smaller sizes (10/12/15), are made with hand soldered wire rings, so are more expensive to produce than the larger (16/18) sizes, which are threaded over ready made brass hollow rings.)
I leave the thread on at the back so that they can be sewn to your garment easily.
I use silk, cotton, or linen thread, and I can make these in most colours.
Dorset ‘Singleton’ Buttons
My Singleton buttons are made with cotton fabric over a metal ring, and are lightly padded with English wool tops. There are back stitches around the edge of the button, and then there is a choice of either a star shape design (created in the centre with chain stitches), or 3 French knots in the middle.
These buttons were used on the following items during the 1790s to 1830s (Regency/Early Romantic periods):-
Christening robes and children’s clothing
Gowns and Dresses
Habit Shirts/chemisettes from early 1800s to 1830s
I can make these in other fabrics/colours. They have no shank at the back, so are sewn on through the top centre of the button. I will leave a thread still attached, so that they can be easily sewn on to your garments.
10/12/15mm- £30 for 6. 16/18mm-£22 for 6
Dorset ‘Bird’s Eye’ Buttons
These buttons were made for men’s shirts, nightclothes, underthings, children’s clothing and household linens. I make these in white linen thread, in 2 sizes- 10mm and 15mm. I will sew a shank onto the back of the button, and there will also be a thread attached, for you to sew them easily onto your clothing or household linen.
10mm – £30 for 6 15mm – £33 for 6