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Author Topic: Steering away from cogs....  (Read 981 times)
Susannah
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« on: February 17, 2014, 02:56:25 pm »

If I want to try and sp some of my everyday clothes, embellishing collars, pockets, waist lines (when I am not using a belt) but I don't want to use cogs, is there anything original I could use, I look on e bay for example and it seems to be cogs cogs and not forgetting cogs ! (Unless I want to ship from America where there seems to be more on offer , but equally much expense and don't I hate the import duties!  )

One outfit in the past I just used colourful buttons, not specifically sp but it cheered a black jumpsuit up no end. It's what else could I use?

No doubt someone else may have asked the question before?
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2014, 03:12:54 pm »

If you are just replacing buttons, swapping a plastic button for any type of metallic button is a very simple way to make a garment feel more steamy. I found this wonderful velvet jacket at a thrift store, everything about it was perfect, except it had the ugliest plastic buttons.. I found some very nice metal buttons with a filigree pattern on them and swapped them out. It really did the trick! So you don't have to just go for cogs, just find buttons/ accessories that look a bit old fashioned, and you'll be in business!
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2014, 04:05:23 pm »

Hi, actually the garment I mentioned above were great bright plastic buttons but I wasn't thinking steampunk then. And I look dreadful in black so it needed brightening,

However I can see how buttons are a simple swap on other garments and something that even I can do with very little sewing skill.

So I will have a metal button search now !
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2014, 06:13:36 pm »

This place does quite a lot of brass fittings, studs and other bits and pieces which might be useful http://www.leprevo.co.uk/

In particular this section : http://www.leprevo.co.uk/decorations.htm

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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2014, 06:31:59 pm »

If I want to try and sp some of my everyday clothes, embellishing collars, pockets, waist lines (when I am not using a belt) but I don't want to use cogs, is there anything original I could use, I look on e bay for example and it seems to be cogs cogs and not forgetting cogs ! (Unless I want to ship from America where there seems to be more on offer , but equally much expense and don't I hate the import duties!  )

One outfit in the past I just used colourful buttons, not specifically sp but it cheered a black jumpsuit up no end. It's what else could I use?

No doubt someone else may have asked the question before?

This maybe of interest to you,
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/171183062870?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
I just chopped the loop off but now need to find some pin backs for them.
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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2014, 07:14:44 pm »

If I want to try and sp some of my everyday clothes, embellishing collars, pockets, waist lines (when I am not using a belt) but I don't want to use cogs, is there anything original I could use, I look on e bay for example and it seems to be cogs cogs and not forgetting cogs ! (Unless I want to ship from America where there seems to be more on offer , but equally much expense and don't I hate the import duties!  )

One outfit in the past I just used colourful buttons, not specifically sp but it cheered a black jumpsuit up no end. It's what else could I use?

No doubt someone else may have asked the question before?

This maybe of interest to you,
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/171183062870?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
I just chopped the loop off but now need to find some pin backs for them.


Something like this...?



These are what I use on my medal ribbons. I order mine in bulk from China, but if you want a lesser number, this might be a suitable listing.

For the OP, you might consider button blanks - the idea is you stretch fabric over the top part, and then snap it to the bottom part like a press stud, but you can decorate them however you like.

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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2014, 08:19:29 pm »

If I want to try and sp some of my everyday clothes, embellishing collars, pockets, waist lines (when I am not using a belt) but I don't want to use cogs, is there anything original I could use, I look on e bay for example and it seems to be cogs cogs and not forgetting cogs ! (Unless I want to ship from America where there seems to be more on offer , but equally much expense and don't I hate the import duties!  )

One outfit in the past I just used colourful buttons, not specifically sp but it cheered a black jumpsuit up no end. It's what else could I use?

No doubt someone else may have asked the question before?

This maybe of interest to you,
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/171183062870?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
I just chopped the loop off but now need to find some pin backs for them.


Something like this...?



These are what I use on my medal ribbons. I order mine in bulk from China, but if you want a lesser number, this might be a suitable listing.

For the OP, you might consider button blanks - the idea is you stretch fabric over the top part, and then snap it to the bottom part like a press stud, but you can decorate them however you like.




No pin as in drawing pin style back!
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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2014, 05:36:39 pm »

Aha, in that case, you want a tie tack. If you just want a few, I bought from these people once and they were very good.
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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2014, 06:39:11 pm »

Aha, in that case, you want a tie tack. If you just want a few, I bought from these people once and they were very good.


Perfect, just what I was looking for.
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« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2014, 08:35:26 pm »

Aha, in that case, you want a tie tack. If you just want a few, I bought from these people once and they were very good.


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