To us at Harlequin, a button is much more than “a fastener which secures two pieces of fabric together” – a button is an opportunity
to enhance, to embellish and to express your true self.
Whether you are completing a garment and want the buttons to match or you are customising an outfit with your unique signature, a fabric covered button is the attention to detail that shows you have cosidered what you wear.
Couturiers always seek out the very best finishing touches for their creations and when it comes to fabric covered buttons, they come to Harlequin.
The process for making couture-quality covered buttons is highly complex, involving heavy industrial equipment and over 45 years of experience – so beware of inferior products!
Our range of buttons is huge with something for every situation. Check out our new range of covered press studs, the latest word in high fashion an our eyelet buttons which are extremely popular.
Classic Covered Buttons
dome, flat and highball are made with black or white plastic backs
metal loop backs (black or silver) 5p extra
cloth shank backs (black or white) 5p extra
When ordering covered buttons, send around a six inch square for up to 10 buttons but for a size 40″ and above, send triple that amount. If you want covered backs, we will also need fabric for that.
eyelets can be in silver, old gold, gold or gunmetal.
if no colour is specified, we will choose for you
opal and pearl now have black/white plastic backs
cloth shank 10p extra
cloth shank only
Covered Press Studs
A button is only as good as the hole it goes through.
We offer a specialist machining service to apply buttonholes to your garment.
£5 for 5 buttonholes 50p each thereafter
Button Sizes 28″, 32″ and 36″
£1.50 per set
(one male part and one female part)
Metal Rim Buttons
Special Cutting 14p
To make each button from a specific part of the fabric. Charged twice for Two Fabric Buttons.
If you aspire to the Haute Couture look then you must consider covered backs! Now 80p
Button sizes are given in lignes – pronounced “lines” – and denoted by three apostrophed (e.g. 40”’ is 40 lignes).
There are forty lignes to an inch (40”’ = 1″ = 25.4mm). See the chart below to choose your button size.
Obviously differing fabric thickness means that this can never be an entirely precise measurement.