AJ’s Button Workroom provides a quick postal service for dressmakers, upholsterers and soft furnishing manufacturers, as well as fashion designers and theatrical costume makers.
Buttons are made to order and every button is individually crafted by hand. This is a labour-intensive job and the time and trouble taken over every single button is evident in the quality of the finished product. Buttons covered with fabric of quilting cotton or lighter weight will automatically be lined; Lining gives the buttons a much better shape and improved appearance and also prevents ‘shine’ showing through the fabric.
All of the button components that I use are made from aluminium (shells or tops), and aluminium or non rust metal backs. I choose not to use plastic backed molds as exposure to heat (dry cleaning, clothes dryers and hot washes) causes the plastic backs to shrink slightly and the buttons to deteriorate and be prone to pull apart.
Using commercial button presses, I use only the highest quality components sourced from America, Europe and Australasia to cover buttons in a wide range of styles and sizes. They can be washed or dry cleaned following usual fabric care instructions.
Please get in touch if you would like an information sheet emailed to you. It details the types and sizes of buttons that we have available to cover for you as well as a price list.