Sewing Art Quilt Jewelry Buttons by Schwanda 5/8" Pink Frosted Glass Basket Weave Self-Shank by Duchess Froufrou Vintage New Old Stock

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These vintage 5/8" translucent pink (dusty rose) glass "Buttons by Schwanda" are a deeply textured, linear, basket-weave style with a frosted finish. Each has a self-shank, and they were manufactured in Western Germany by B. Schwanda & Sons, dating the manufacturing to post WWII.

These come 5 buttons per card or package.

These sewing buttons are perfect for retro or vintage reproduction clothing styles, couture, designer fashions, jewelry, art quilts, and crazy quilts. If you are a collector and require a nice card, please note that in your purchase and I will attempt to find the nicer packaging.

Although the card reads "washable" remember that these were manufactured prior to the existence of modern washing machines, so I would recommend protecting (wrapping) or removing them prior to cleaning. We sell button pins to make removal or replacement easy!

National Button Society Division III Modern/Vintage
National Button Society size: small
5/8" or 24 ligne (16 mm)
New Old Stock (NOS) 0918-6-4


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I purchase 60 inch wide fabric from a mill in the United States, and rip it into 1 or 2 meter lengths to allow for shrinkage during the dyeing process. The result is that the units are slightly longer than a yard (usually around 37 inches) and the width falls around 58 inches. Because I rip the fabric into the standard units for sale, you can block the fabrics for accurately constructed quilts and home goods. NO CROOKED prints or drapes that hang at an odd angle with the goods you purchase from Duchess Froufrou!

All fabric has been soaked for hours (usually a couple of days) and washed in VERY hot water to remove residual dyes. Once in awhile, some colors will let go of additional color after a month and therefore I recommend washing the fabric again with your favorite detergent before combining with lighter colored fabrics. The sewing buttons I sell were manufactured between 1900 and the late 1950s, before the commercial washing machines we know today were invented. Even though the glass sewing buttons may claim to be "machine washable" I recommend removing them or wrapping them and turning your garment inside out before washing them in a modern washing machine.

I am happy to entertain custom orders for both larger quantities of vintage sewing buttons and hand-dyed fabrics. I cannot match colors of existing fabrics, as there are too many variables in the fabrics and chemistry, but can dye fabrics to coordinate, or dye fabrics if you select the dye colors. I am happy to hem fabrics or construct goods for you from the fabrics you purchase as long as you supply the pattern and accurate measurements.

Many of the sewing buttons I feature are available in large quantities at a discounted price...especially in shell (mother-of pearl or ocean pearl) shirt sizes.

I purchase 60 inch wide fabric from a mill in the United States, and rip it into 1 or 2 meter lengths to allow for shrinkage during the dyeing process. The result is that the units are slightly longer than a yard (usually around 37 inches) and the width falls around 58 inches. Because I rip the fabric into the standard units for sale, you can block the fabrics for accurately constructed quilts and home goods. NO CROOKED prints or drapes that hang at an odd angle with the goods you purchase from Duchess Froufrou!

All fabric has been soaked for hours (usually a couple of days) and washed in VERY hot water to remove residual dyes. Once in awhile, some colors will let go of additional color after a month and therefore I recommend washing the fabric again with your favorite detergent before combining with lighter colored fabrics. The sewing buttons I sell were manufactured between 1900 and the late 1950s, before the commercial washing machines we know today were invented. Even though the glass sewing buttons may claim to be "machine washable" I recommend removing them or wrapping them and turning your garment inside out before washing them in a modern washing machine.

I am happy to entertain custom orders for both larger quantities of vintage sewing buttons and hand-dyed fabrics. I cannot match colors of existing fabrics, as there are too many variables in the fabrics and chemistry, but can dye fabrics to coordinate, or dye fabrics if you select the dye colors. I am happy to hem fabrics or construct goods for you from the fabrics you purchase as long as you supply the pattern and accurate measurements.

Many of the sewing buttons I feature are available in large quantities at a discounted price...especially in shell (mother-of pearl or ocean pearl) shirt sizes.


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