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I’m a major Pinterest fan and go there for inspiration on everything! I recently fell in love with a Pinterest image of a woman sitting at a cafe table having a cup of coffee. The thing that really caught my eye and like that photograph, was the peal button details showing on her sweater sleeve cuffs. I love pearls, they can make anything look expensive, especially a soft pullover. I did have a scout around online for anything similar but couldn’t find something I liked as much, so I decided to give it a go myself. I already had some sweaters at home that I’d purchased in the sales at the end of last winter, so I got them out and then went on the hunt for some pearl buttons that would give the effect I wanted.
So where did I find buttons? Ali Express! My go to store for anything like this and they had such an amazing choice on there. Some of my favourites are shown below and they are such good value, I chose six styles and then waited for them to arrive, and to be fair they didn’t take that long to come. They are really good value at under £2.00 for a few buttons. If you haven’t found Ali Express yet then you are missing out, just be prepared to spend a long time browsing it can get addictive.
ALI EXPRESS IS GREAT FOR BUTTONS SHOP BELOW
I sewed the buttons on by hand wherever I wanted them on the sweaters. The neckline and sleeves are the best areas but you can also add them as a motif on one side of the front or down the back. I’ve got a few more button projects in mind and I’ll post them soon!