Best Match Service  Satisfaction Guaranteed

Your Best Match Request

Please add the details of your requests for: buttons, thread, linings, interfacings and zippers

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Free Service, Great Matches

Best Match is a FREE service for matching buttons, thread, linings, interfacings, and zippers for your custom order!

Best Match Service

Customized to Your Requests

Simply provide us with any specifications that will guide us in picking the match that is right for you. Your match will be made by a competent sewer who is making the choice as if it were her own garment.

Quick and Easy

Just fill in the Requests section on this page, telling us which item(s) in your order you would like us to match.

Tell us what quantity of the matched item you would like to receive, along with any special constraints on price.  We encourage you to include any relevant information about the garment you are constructing and any other special instructions for us to consider when we match your request.

Then, simply add your request to your cart!

Satisfaction Guaranteed

We pride ourselves on offering exceptional service to our customers.  Our goal is your complete satisfaction, and we stand by this guarantee.  Only the cost of the matched items (with adjusted shipping rates) will be added to your order total... the service is FREE!

Our long-time customers love the matches we pick, and we think you will, too!


Here's what some of our customers tell us about our selections...

  • I was reluctant at first to trust someone else's taste, but you have made a wonderfully perfect choice.

      Marilyn, Winthrop, MA
  • The buttons that you have sent with my recent order are outstanding... thank you so very much!

      Mary Ann, Temple, TX
  • I am just always so thrilled and pleased with Best Match Service for buttons, linings, zippers, threads and everything.  You really out did yourself on the button selection for the silk douppioni — the 11/16" Harlequin buttons made me exclaim out loud with delight.  So stunning!!

      Mary, Bartlesville, OK
  • I would like to tell you how pleased I am with my orders.  The fabrics are beautiful.  I could not be more satisfied by your choice of buttons and linings.  Thank you very much.


Best Match FAQs

What do you offer for Best Match Thread?

We have a full stock of over 500 colors of high-quality Swiss Metrosene thread in our warehouse.  We will custom match the best thread for your garment.

What do you offer for Best Match Linings, Interfacings and Zippers?

Our stock of lining fabrics and interfacing fabrics is available for you to view and order in our online store.  However, sometimes our customers wish to have one of our experienced sewers match linings or interfacings in person to find the perfect match for your fabric order.  We also carry 9" and 22" zippers in both regular and invisible that we will match according to your instructions.

What do you offer for Best Match Buttons?

Many of our buttons are available to view and buy right here through our online store (see Distinctive Buttons).  But our selection of unique designer buttons does not stop there!  We have an expansive collection of exquisite buttons from classy basics to rare treasures that wear like jewelry.  Per your instructions, our experienced sewers can search through our collection for the perfect button to match your garment!

distinctive touch+ Members:  Many of our buttons are chosen to work with the fabrics offered in our seasonal fabric swatch mailings.  If you are a member and are looking for the perfect match for one of fabrics in our swatch collections, please ask us to find the Best Match for you.

Our buttons are priced individually (not carded) so you can choose the exact number you need.  We suggest purchasing an extra since we cannot always guarantee continuity of stock.  We will do our best to send you the button which best meets your criteria. As with all our products, your satisfaction is guaranteed.  If you are not happy with our choice, just send the buttons back for a full refund.  See our return policy.

We pride ourselves on having some of the most unusual, yet wearable buttons.  We love the one-of-a-kind buttons, but many of our garments require a more basic look.  We specialize in the "unusual" basic button.  Our many satisfied customers tell us how pleased they are with this service.  We highly recommend that you try "Best Match" with your next fabric order.

How do I indicate what quantity I want?

Simply tell us in the Requests section before adding Best March Service to your cart.  You will not be able to adjust the quantity field for the Best Match item once it is in your shopping cart, since your item may include multiple requests.

What if I want a  Best Match  for an item not in my order?

Mail us a swatch!  In addition to matching buttons, thread, interfacing, linings, and zippers to any order from our mailings or our online store, we can find the Best Match for any garment your are constructing.  Simply send us a swatch of your fabric or yarn and an experienced sewer will find the perfect match!

Along with your swatch, please tell us what you are making (short jacket, classic blazer, one button unstructured jacket, skirt buttons down the side, etc.) and what "look" you're going for, i.e. dressy or casual, contrast or blend, artistic statement or subtle sophistication...  It is helpful to give a size range for buttons and zippers and a price range for any of our products.

For Best Match by Mail, please send your swatch and instructions to:

Sawyer Brook Distinctive Fabrics
P.O. Box 700W
Clinton, MA 01510-0700

As with all our products, your satisfaction is guaranteed.
If you are not happy with our choice, just send the match back for a full refund.