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Bird Box

RRP £15 Unit price £6 Pack size 4 Pack price £24

Bird Box is aimed at crafty people of all ages with enough cotton fabric to make seven little birds – we think the box is beautiful enough to display in its own right. The little birds can be hung up on ribbon, filled with lavender and they make great pin cushions too! You can make each bird from one fabric design or mix and match them like we’ve done here. We recommend it for children aged about 8+ and bird-lovers of all ages.

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Bunny Hutch Bunny Hutch is a great kit for children who love playing with cuddly animals. Cut out and sew two pink and fawn fluffy bunnies from soft fleecy material. Make two carrots from felt and then turn the box into a colourful home. We’ve included a box of six recycled pencils (made in the UK and packaged in Buttonbag’s distinctive button print) so children can colour in the hutch.

RRP £15 Unit price £6 Pack size 4 Pack price £24

age 8+

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Fairy ta le Peg Dol l K it Fairytale pegs is a brand new version of one of Buttonbag’s all-time best sellers. Now all the costumes are printed on a cotton panel and children can simply colour in the clothes, cut them out and then stick, tie or sew them onto the pegs. With scissors, pencils, glue and a needle-kit included as well as the pegs, pipecleaners and trimmings - this kit feels full to the brim. The box turns into a stage so the pegs can easily be displayed and makes it a great kit for story-telling.

age 5+

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RRP £12 Unit price £4.75 Pack size 6 Pack price £28.50

Felt Stegosaurus Our friendly stegosaurus is a brand new addition to our First Sewing Series. With pre-cut felt shapes and plastic safety needles this is perfect for introducing young children to sewing. Packed in a printed cotton bag with instructions on the outside, it is suitable for children aged about 4+ who will need some adult supervision.

age 4+

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Felt Elephant Make a soft toy and learn how to sew at the same time. We are often asked at what age a child can learn to sew. We think it depends on the patience and dexterity of the child - and the adult helping them! We designed this kit for children aged four and above, with

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the idea that a parent, grand-parent or adult would be helping. But we have made it as simple as possible. The shapes are simple and have holes pre-punched for easy sewing. We’ve used bright colours, a plastic safety needle and clear instructions. Everything comes packed in a handy cotton bag with space for children to write their name.

age 4+

RRP £12 Unit price £4.75 Pack size 6 Pack price £28.50

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RRP £20 Unit price £8 Pack size 4 Pack price £32

K nitting K it We think our knitting kit is quite simply the most beautiful, bestvalue knitting kit for children on the market today. Packed in a gorgeous vintage-style button-print suitcase the kit contains everything needed to learn this traditional craft. The kit contains six balls of super soft double-knit wool, bamboo knitting needles, buttons, scissors, tape-measure, felt, needle, sewing thread and an 8-page instruction book.

age 8+

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Little Button Hearts This kit brings the sunshine into the house with its breezy mix of gingham, chambray and polka dot. There is enough fabric to make at least five hanging heart decorations which can be embellished with embroidery, buttons and ribbons.

age 6+

RRP £13 Unit price £5 Pack size 6 Pack price £30

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RRP ÂŁ13 Unit price ÂŁ5 Pack size 6 Pack price ÂŁ30

Little Bird Bag & Purse Sew this gorgeous summery bag in pale blue cotton chambray and decorate with buttons, fabric hearts and birds. Make a coordinating purse in red felt. Kit contents: chambray, denim, felt, polka dot and gingham cotton, embroidery skeins, needle kit, buttons, patterns and instructions.

age 6+

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Butter f lies & Ribbons K it Create beautiful necklaces, headbands, bracelets and belts by threading the 36 pre-cut felt butterflies on to the pink, turquoise and jade satin ribbon. With no cutting, sticking or sewing these kits are great for holidays, parties and younger children.

age 3+

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RRP £11 Unit price £4.40 Pack size 6 Pack price £26.40


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Kitten Basket

RRP ÂŁ11 Unit price ÂŁ4.40 Pack size 6 Pack price ÂŁ26.40

These little kittens are almost as adorable as the real thing. Pre-cut shapes make it a great starter kit as cutting fabric is often trickier for younger children than sewing. The kit contains everything needed to make one ginger, one black and one brown kitten as well as simple instructions to turn the cardboard box into a basket.

age 6+ Wicker basket not included

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Owl House Fami ly A brilliantly simple sewing kit that makes three surprisingly sophisticated owls. This kit teaches a number of simple techniques enabling new sewers to gain confidence in their skills while having fun. The owls are

stuffed and the heart shaped felt face is completed with button eyes and a felt beak. The brown cardboard box has a circular door in the back and makes a great tree house for your owl family.

age 6+

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Ladybird F lower Bag This sewing kit shows you how to sew an easy drawstring bag from a lovely bright cotton print as well as three little felt ladybirds decorated with shiny black buttons. Simple instructions and clear diagrams teach all the basics starting with running stitch. Pre-cut shapes make it a good choice for little fingers.

age 6+

RRP £11 Unit price £4.40 Pack size 6 Pack price £26.40

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Knitted Piggies A really easy knitting kit - no shaping, no fancy stitches, just knit a rectangle in plain garter stitch and follow the simple instructions to turn it into a pig. Knitted Piggies has full colour instructions showing you how to cast on, knit and cast off. The kit also contains bamboo knitting needles (size 5mm) double knit yarn, embroidery thread, a plastic needle for joining the knitted shapes up and soft toy stuffing.

age 8+

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Mouse House A fantastic first sewing kit for little fingers. With readycut felt shapes, these adorable mice are quick and easy to make and give a real sense of achievement. Simply fold the felt circles in half and sew around. Each kit contains enough to make six rainbowcoloured mice, two pieces of cheese and the box turns into a little house. age 5+

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Meda l Mak ing K it

Developed in conjunction with the Imperial War Museum in London, the Medal Making Kit is an interactive combination of creativity and history. With facts, figures and fascinating true-life stories of heroism provided by the museum’s historians, you can design medals for family and friends, and create historically-accurate medals based on the Victoria Cross, the George Cross, the British War Medal 1914-1920 and the 1939-1945 Star. Learn about 11-year old Doreen Ashburnham who fought off a mountain lion with her bare hands and flying ace Major Edward Mannock who shot down more than 70 enemy aircraft. The kit contains everything needed to make 12 medals including metallic card templates, ribbon, pins and sequins.

RRP £11 Unit price £4.40 Pack size 6 Pack price £26.40

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Love Hearts Experiment with different fabric and stitches to make at least four beautiful hanging hearts. Fabrics include flowery cotton, felt, linen and polka dot. Decorate with buttons, ribbons and embroidery stitches. With very simple shapes and stitches this kit is perfect for both beginners and more advanced sewers.

age 6+

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Mrs Nel ly & Little T runk RRP £12 Unit price £4.75 Pack size 6 Pack price £28.50

A funky flowery cotton fabric makes this elephant sewing kit stand out. The kit has everything needed to make one big elephant and one little felt elephant including fabrics, stuffing, embroidery thread, buttons and a needle kit.

age 7+

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Luck y Black Cat Simple instructions, clear patterns and easy techniques make this a great kit for new sewers. Makes one cat and two kittens.

age 7+ RRP £12 Unit price £4.75 Pack size 6 Pack price £28.50

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Penguins Everyone’s favourite non-flying birds, lovingly recreated in felt and buttons. This simple sewing kit has everything you need to make three different sized penguins with the biggest penguin measuring about 14 by 10 cm. Hand-sewn, using a simple over and over stitch, this kit is suitable for children from about 6 years old and penguin-lovers of all ages. age 6+

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ReCraf t Book RRP £12.99 Unit price £5 Pack size 1 Pack price £5

Buttonbag’s first book shows you how to turn second-hand stuff into beautiful things for your home, family and friends. With over 50 ReCrafting projects, all beautifully photographed and illustrated, this book should appeal to crafters, re-cyclers and everyone who loves making stuff. Most of the projects are family-orientated and there are some projects which are suitable for doing with children but ReCraft is mostly aimed at grown-ups.

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Madame Jolie and F riends Inspired by legendary fashionistas, this is a fun, quirky sewing kit, aimed at children 10 years and above. Packed in a silver tin, the kit contains everything needed to sew Mme Jolie and her four dogs, Prince, Butch, Hercules and Rover. The techniques are very simple but the pieces are quite small and care needs to be taken when cutting out. The finished items can be made into brooches - four brooch backs are supplied - or just kept in a special pocket or in their tin. Our testers loved making them and showing them off on their school bags. Perfect for older children.

age 10+

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RRP £12 Unit price £4.75 Pack size 6 Pack price £28.50

Need le Case & P in Cushion You can’t start sewing without the right essentials and this is the perfect way to get kitted out! As well as showing you how to make a felt needle case and pin-cushion this kit comes with a pair of sharp scissors, 32 pearl-headed pins, sewing thread, embroidery thread and needles. Simple instructions explain all the basics including blanket and running stitch.

age 10+

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Sewing T in Packed in a neat square tin, this little kit contains dozens of sewing essentials; a tape measure, scissors, pin-cushion, 32 pins, thimble, 16 assorted needles, needle threader and 10 x 50m sewing thread. Beautifully illustrated, this is both a practical and lovely present for crafty divas of all ages or anyone who needs a compact sewing kit. RRP £10 Unit price £4.25 Pack size 5 Pack price £21.25

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T heatre-in-a-Box Our beautiful, folding Theatre-in-a-Box is an innovative reinvention of one of the bestloved Victorian toys of all times and comes complete with play scripts, characters, scenery, backdrops and theatre tickets. Simple, sturdy and easy to use, just open the lid, unfold the wings, slot them into the stage floor and you’re ready to put on a show in a matter of minutes. It comes with beautifully illustrated full-colour backdrops, scenery pieces, curtain and characters designed for a specially-written fairytale, the Princess and the Pirate. Also included is a second set of different colour-in scenery and characters for an updated version of

RRP £15 Unit price £6 Pack size 6 Pack price £36

Hansel and Gretel. The combination of ready-coloured backdrops and makeyour-own scenery provides a wealth of creative activity and literary inspiration. Designed and made in the UK, the theatre is also compatible with our Buttonbag Peg Doll Kit - instead of cardboard characters, slide your home-made peg dolls into the round holes on the character sticks. Finally, a page of cut out and fill-in tickets means friends and family can be invited to the best seats in the house.

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Inspired by Art Deco fashion illustrations, these two jewellery kits are perfect presents for teenagers and crafty ladies of all ages. The buttons have been dyed by hand in one of the East End’s oldest buttoneries in a delicious blend of oyster, teal, raspberry, gold, sage and burgundy.

Ribbon Rose Corsage RRP £12 Unit price £4.75 Pack size 6 Pack price £28.50

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Learn a simple technique to make four ribbon and button corsages in teal, oyster, burnt orange and burgundy. Contents: ribbons, brooch backs, assorted buttons, needle kit, felt, instructions.

age 10+

This kit has everything you need to make one long button necklace and a ribbon and button cuff. Each kit contains dozens of different sized buttons as well as ribbon, and instructions.

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Felt Jewel ler y Our beautiful felt jewellery kit is a consistent favourite across a wide agerange. It contains everything needed to make four colourful felt brooches. Contains seven rectangles of felt, embroidery thread, buttons, beads and jewellery fixings.

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Button Jewel ler y This lovely kit makes a delightful quartet of necklace, bracelet and two beautiful flower brooches. Threading the colourful buttons on the satin ribbon couldn’t be easier. Children also learn simple techniques to make the two stunning sculpted brooches.

age 6+

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General information for stockists is a small company and we have worked hard to build our brand. We believe it is vital to ® brand protect the hopefully to the mutual reward of all our stockists and therefore we are introducing a new, more selective stockist policy. ®

Only retailers with the right quality and product positioning will be supplied. No new internet-only businesses will be supplied. Stockists must not sell on Amazon, eBay or similar sites. All new and existing accounts will commit to maintaining the ® integrity and brand position.

Ordering information Minimum order £100 All products must be ordered in packs of 6 unless otherwise specified. Carriage £10 - Carriage free on orders over £250. For account customers, full payment is due 30 days after satisfactory receipt of product. For proforma customers a proforma invoice will be sent upon receipt of any order placed and payment must be received before goods are dispatched. ® remains the owner of all products until payment is received. ® remains the intellectual property owner of The supplier all designs.

Online retailers ® is a registered trademark and the name and logo must appear alongside all products featured on a stockist’s website. We will supply a jpeg of our logo for stockists to use. Where requested we will supply online stockists with 72dpi images of products for web use only. Their usage is strictly limited to advertise the Buttonbag product range on retailer’s own website. ® products Online stockists are only permitted to sell on their own website. This does not extend to 3rd party online distributors and online market places such as Amazon, ebay and NotOnTheHighstreet.com.

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