Just recently, I decided to make a slight (but important) design modification to my Cobbler Aprons by adding buttons to each side at the waist. I have a wonderful customer to thank for this change, and I really think it helps the apron stay put as you are going about your cooking/cleaning.
I have a little stash of buttons, but not nearly enough that would work for my aprons. So, a couple weeks ago I started my online search for some buttons that would fit the bill. I ended up with a bunch of vintage buttons from a great Etsy supply shop called kabooco. I was a little nervous ordering vintage buttons. What if they were dirty? Or broken? Or just looked old? But, when I received them I was very pleased to see that they were like new 🙂
I purchased four colors/styles: white, hot pink, blue, and brown.
|Just lovely, don’t you think?|
The white ones will be used for most of my aprons, just because it will practically go with every print.
|I love the little ridges|
I think that the 1950’s pink and blue star burst buttons would look really sweet on my cupcake cobblers.
The brown buttons were listed as being from the 1970’s (I think??). I am waiting on a new pattern that I ordered last week that I think will be perfect for this button. I will be sure to point it out in a future post 🙂 And I was lucky because the seller added a few extra of this style in green – Bonus!