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July 11, 2006

Making cufflinks from buttons

Filed under: Designer Inspirations,Notions — georgene @ 7:53 am

I picked up a clever little piece of hardware at M and J Trimming on 6th Ave in Manhattan recently. Just a small connector for shank buttons, it makes it possible to convert your buttons into cufflinks without tears.
I used covered buttons for mine, big as dinner plates (45 Ligne!), for a retro 40’s feel on a 3/4 sleeve with a turn back cuff.
I tried to find a link to the item at M and J, but its not listed on their website. It is available in the store – see the ‘button department’ on the wall by the buckles.



  1. Oooh, I need some of those! I can’t wait to see the blouse or jacket that you are using these cufflinks on!

    Comment by Gigi — July 11, 2006 @ 8:17 am

  2. Oh, just what I need – really! I have been wanting to make some button links, and this little notion will make that a whole lot easier. I’ll have to stop at M&J when I’m in NY next!

    Comment by Gorgeous Things — July 11, 2006 @ 8:35 am

  3. That is a neat notion Georgene, thanks for sharing. I hope to see your sleeves with he turn back cuff too.

    Comment by Els — July 11, 2006 @ 11:56 am

  4. Well! That’s “slick as a button on a shirt!”

    Comment by Mary Beth — July 11, 2006 @ 7:49 pm

  5. Hmm, the shape of these links look really similar to the “chain by the inch” that Home Depot sells. I wonder…?

    Comment by nanflan — July 12, 2006 @ 5:44 am

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