Will you pull out the button if it is coming off?
June 26, 2007 10:18am CST
whether it is a shirt or blouse, pants, trousers, bermudas or even skirts, often there is a button or hook to secure whatever opening there is. The good thing is this button or hook is often sewed onto the fabric and can easily dropped after wear and tear, especially if there is a loose thread. Just pull the loose thread and you get the button off the clothes. This can happen when you are changing or when you are out of the house. If I am at home, I will not wear it. I will just pull out the button if it is coming off. I would not sew back the button then. If it is outside, it is more tricky.... what will you do? Will you pull out the button if it is coming off? If the button is lost, do you take the button from somewhere else to replace it? Or you replace another "incompatible" button to create a new fashion? Or you will just use a safety pin in place? Or....? Kindly share your thoughts :)
26 Jun 07
You can't really pull the button off when you are outside. Depending on which button is dropping off, you might be reported to the police and charged for indecent exposure in public. It has not happened before but if it does, I guess I will either try to get a fresh change of clothes or remove myself from my appointment early. Once I get home, I will try to replace it. For men long sleeves, there will normally be an extra button provided right at the tail end. If I can't find a button, it would depend on whatever it is worth the effort to go buy one.
27 Jun 07
If I am at home I will pull it out and sew it there and then, assuming I'm not too busy. Or I will pull it out and put it somewhere obvious so I know it's a 'pending' job. If I'm outside, I'll be very careful not to make it drop out. Although I do have sewing kits around, I'll still wait till I'm home. If I lost the button, then I'll use another one. But that's quite rare. If the button is not crucial, I'll not sew another. but that is usually rare too. For emergencies, safety pins are the best! But for long term, safety pins are quite trouble some too. :)
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26 Jun 07
I usually take it off and if its not noticeable then still wear what I'm wearing. If it is then I change the top or bottom and fix it when I can i.e. when I have any cotton and needles to fix it with. If I don't then I probably won't wear it again until I do fix it lol
28 Jun 07
Luckily for me, I didn't need to deal with the embarrassing situation of losing a button in public places. Should that happened to me, I can readily use one of those safety pins available inside my purse. I have this bad habit of putting aside any clothes that have a missing button. It will take months before I will force myself to sew it. I have this medium size sewing kits at home and I put all the loose buttons there.
27 Jun 07
i will pull it out.. i'd rather do it than let it fall by itself.. and i would replace it with another button, even if it's not uniform with the other buttons on that shirt/polo/whatever.. change is good and it'll create another look for that cloth, which could look nice in other people's eyes.