Shirtlace Buttons


Price includes 2 hours of class.

With Catherine Redford

Aug 7, 4:00-6:00pm CDT

Learn three variations of the traditional Shirtlace buttons from the early 20th century. A beautiful and functional addition to your button-making skill repertory!

Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.

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Catherine is moving on from Dorset buttons to traditional early Shirtlace buttons (sometimes called Shirtwaist buttons). Dating back to the Edwardian era, these buttons were made to withstand its new standards of cleanliness!

Shirtlace bottoms are more difficult to master than Dorset buttons, so the class is recommended for buttoners with some experience making basic Dorsets. Catherine will take you through the steps required for the three variations. Start with the Star Shirtlace, progress to the Austrian Shirtlace, and finish with the slightly trickier, but most popular, Lace Shirtwaist! As you will see on the Supply list, the buttons can be made in 2 sizes; choose one or try both!

With a little patience and a large dollop of perseverance, you can conquer them all.

Supply list
__Packet 1-1/2′′ plastic curtain rings (eg Dritz item number 713-112)
__Size 16 tapestry needle
__For each button: 5 yards #3 weight perle cotton, fingering-weight yarn or similar
__Packet 1″ plastic curtain rings (eg Dritz Home 8932 Plastic Rings)
__Size 20 tapestry needle
__For each button: 5 yards #5 weight perle cotton, lace-weight yarn or similar
__Beeswax (or thread conditioner)

Additional information

Skill Level

Main Technique


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