My girlfriend Jenny recently shared this with me and I thought it was a great weekend project (thanks, Pete!). I love the idea of taking an ordinary cardigan and turning it into something more chic and unique. In fact, it reminded me that our girlfriend Tone has been doing this for years… taking inexpensive coats and jackets from places like Forever21 and making them more glamorous by swapping the cheapo plastic buttons for fun, fancy ones.
Believe it or not, buttons can get expensive so look at antique and wholesale fabric stores. Tip: if you’re in Phoenix or Tucson, you can get loads of buttons for super cheap at SAS Fabrics. It’s not glam by any means but if you’re willing to dig, you can score some awesome vintageish buttons, lace, fabrics and more at this warehouse.