Photography: Lisa Hubbard
Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2000
Sew on a button with eye-catching thread. Thick yarns add a dash of playfulness to somber winter wools and tweeds, and embroidery floss lends distinction to blouses and jackets. Four-hole buttons are ideal: Crisscross thread through holes, sew clockwise hole-to-hole, or connect pairs of holes with tiny parallel dashes.