Different Types of Button for Clothes
Button: Buttons are one of the oldest and most widely used types of a fastener. Buttons are generally consisting of a disk, ball, or dome-shaped fastener. They are generally attached to one piece of fabric and joined to another piece of fabric by being drawn through a hole or loop.
In modern fashion, design buttons are used for both ornamentation and objective purpose. People started to use a button from the Bronze Age. Before Renaissance age buttons were used as ornamentation purpose only. After the invention of buttonholes in the age of Renaissance, button became functional and 1830-1850 is considered as the golden age of buttons.
Classification of Buttons
Depending on the attachment way
There are basically two types of a button depending on how they are attached to a piece of material.
Flat or sew-through (Hole button)
- Two hole button
- Four-hole button
The thread is making to pass through the holes and the material to bind the button in place. They are made to attach with fabric by machine and hand sew also.
2. Shank Button
They have a connector to the back part of the button that is attached to the material with thread.
3. Stud Button or Snap Button
They are mostly used in denim clothing such as jackets, pants etc. Fabric goes to the middle of the top and bottom part of a snap button and they are attached by creating pressure.
Classification of Button Depending on Raw Materials
By which material buttons are made, depending on this factor there we will find different types of buttons. Here I am going to present some types name of them.
- Plastic button
- Seashell button
- Fabric button
- Coconut shell button
- Wooden button
- Pearl button
- Glass button
- Horn button
- Leather button
- Ceramic button
- Bakelite button
- Polymer clay button
- Vegetable ivory button etc.
Engineer Sheikh Nurja
B.Sc engineer of textile