Bone Button Molds


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Cloth and thread-covered buttons were among the most common buttons found on Men’s clothing in the 18th & early 19th centuries.  Occasionally they were found on Ladies' gowns & jackets as well.  Button molds could be made of wood, horn or bone, such as our Bone Button Molds.  Molds are commonly dug at sites, found on the River Thames and survive on extant garments in collections. Our Bone Button Molds have a tapered edge and range from very small, suitable for shirts and children's garments, up to large for coats, etc. Especially good for cloth covered buttons, our Bone Button Molds will hold up to the rigors of washing. 
  • If you wish to use them for thread buttons, try waxing the mold first to provide a "grip" for the thread.
  • Want to know how to fabric cover a button form?  We have posted an easy tutorial on our YouTube Channel - Covered Button Tutorial

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Size: 1/2