If you're like most crafters who sew, you know you've got the perfect button...somewhere. If finding that button in an aisle at JoAnn is faster than finding it in your sewing supplies, then it's time to organize your buttons.
One nice thing about this project is that the sorting process is fairly objective, so recruiting someone to help could be easy.
Button sorting is fairly simple, - buttons are most likely going to be sorted by color and size. If you have novelty buttons, those should be sorted by theme or holiday.
I wouldn't recommend sorting buttons by projects. Unless you have a solid process for organizing all of your sewing supplies/materials by project.
Step 1 - Start Sorting
Sort buttons by color first and then by size. If you're working on a sewing project, there is a definite number of buttons you'll need to complete the project. Sorting by size will make it fast and easy to know if you've got what you need.
Step 2 - Fill the button bags and add insert cards
Using the white cards in each of the button bags will help to keep the button bags standing up. You can also label the cards for easy reference.
Step 3 - Label divider cards on both sides
When you're finished putting your sorted buttons into the button bags, use the divider cards to create dividers for each color, holiday or theme of button. The divider cards can be labeled on both sides.
Step 4 - Create your button file.
Add your filled button bags to the Dawn Buddy Bag, insert your labeled divider cards and voila! Your button organization task is done.
Once you are done organizing your buttons, tuck the remaining bags and cards into the side of your Dawn Buddy Bag. By doing this, they will be easy to find when you need to add more buttons to your button file.