Spare buttons that are sewn into the side label or side seam of a garment are easy to store. But when they come in a little bag that’s attached to the garment, we have to detach the bag and keep the buttons in a safe place.

At the moment I store our spare garment buttons in a large zip lock bag that I keep in one of the drawers of our walk-in wardrobe. I used to store spare buttons in a pretty recycled biscuit tin, but the tin soon overflowed with buttons and I had to find a bigger container.

Enter temporary large zip lock bag. I much prefer the idea of a recycled biscuit tin so when we’ve worked through the huge tin of biscuits my brother gave us, I’ll switch to that instead.

What do you do with your spare garment buttons?