Will you pull out the button if it is coming off?

@whyaskq (7532)
Singapore
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 :)
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6 responses
• Singapore
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.
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
27 Jun 07
You mean you never had a button getting lose before? How do you manage it?
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• Singapore
27 Jun 07
Just be careful, silly.
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@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
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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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
27 Jun 07
You carry a sewing kit around? I am curious, do you carry all the threads as well so as to match with the buttons?
• Singapore
28 Jun 07
i have it around in the office lah. it's the kind of kit with the tiny threads in many colours.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
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
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
27 Jun 07
Will there be a case it will never get fix? It happens to me. lol.
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
27 Jun 07
Yup :P I have to pair of shorts that use to have buttons on them and have yet to fix them.
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26 Jun 07
I don't think I have many things with buttons on. although if it's coming off, sure i'll get it re-attached as I wouldn't want to lose it and most things now don't come with a spare. ~Joey
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
27 Jun 07
That's the thing - there are no spare buttons if one get lost. Not necessarily can buy the same button too!
@charms88 (7540)
• Philippines
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.
@loverenth (136)
• Philippines
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.
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