View Single Post
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 11-27-2010, 02:33
Dede's Avatar
Dede Dede is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 1,532
Default Steel or aluminum, or... do you care if your buttons rust?

Dritz-type buttons have aluminum shells (fronts). They don't rust. Machine cover buttons (the ones I sell) can have aluminum, rust-resistant, or aluminum shells. I started stocking non-rusting shells exclusively after I washed a dress with steel buttons, and the rust went right through the fabric. This is not my photo, but here is an example:



Steel is cheaper, though -- I sell steel shells to this company. I keep on them on hand just for them, but now I'm wondering if I should stock steel shells as an option for everyone.

So... pretend you own a button machine. You want #45 shells (1 1/8") -- steel shells are .03 each and aluminum shells are .04 each. Which one will you buy?

For the record, #45 aluminum shells from here work out to roughly .16 each.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

HipGirl 6pc Set 2.5" Hawaii Hawaiian Plumeria Flower Foam Hair Clip Accessory, Boutique Alligator Clip Assortment. For Bridal Wedding Party Beach Vacation Outfit, Dress. For Girls Teens Kids Adults
HipGirl 6pc Set 2.5" Hawaii Hawaiian Plumeria Flower Foam Hair Clip Accessory, Boutique Alligator Clip Assortment. For Bridal Wedding Party Beach Vacation Outfit, Dress. For Girls Teens Kids Adults.
HipGirl 6pc Set 2.5" Hawaii Hawaiian Plumeria Flower Foam Hair Clip Accessory, Boutique Alligator Clip Assortment. For Bridal Wedding Party Beach Vacation Outfit, Dress. For Girls Teens Kids Adults.