These solid brass rings are a 1/2" (12 mm) in diameter and are used in making fabric covered and thread covered buttons. The sturdy brass ring itself is 1/16" (1.6 mm) thick. These are a good size for waistcoat buttons for the entire 18th and early 19th century but these rings may be used anywhere a small cloth or thread covered button is required. White or off-white linen 35/2 thread) works well when making crosswheel buttons.
Instructions for making both kinds of button are found in The Lady's Guide to Plain Sewing [Book II].
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This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 06 May, 2007.