Sunday, June 3, 2012

New Buttons for a Sweater

I have a cardigan sweater that I didn't like to button all the way up because the buttons didn't "feel" good.  While they were nice shell buttons, they were very thin, and uncomfortable to handle.

So I decided to take action one day, and I replaced all the buttons.  First, I measured the diameter of the old buttons, to make sure I used the right size buttons.  Then I went to my local quilt shop and picked out some new buttons.

A little bit later, here is the sweater with its new look.  You have to understand that this sweater is eons old, so the new buttons really give it a new lease on life!  Really, I've had it forever!

A close-up so you can see the buttons a little better.  This was so much fun.  I'm sure I'll do it again.  I'm eyeing all my cardigans right now, wondering which one will be next for a transformation!


  1. cute! Love the new lease on life you gave it.

  2. Thanks! Do you have any cardigans you want to give a makeover?!?!?

  3. hummm..... have to give that some thought... :)