Buttons and Blethers

All the crafting fun!

Buttons and Blethers is an award winning, creative haven and craft shop located in the Elgin Industrial Estate, Dunfermline. We provide workshops and classes for all ages and have a fabulous variety of events happening for children, nurturing the next generation of crafters. We also have a large range of fabrics, patterns, yarns, haberdashery, ribbons and other arts and crafts for all your project needs. We also have sewing machines for sale and provide a sewing machine repair service.


Do you struggle to find somewhere to take your little ones to have fun at play? Fed up with the same options?

Why not come along to our new Under 5’s art & craft club? Your child can enjoy a whole range of crafts including painting, working with felt, beads, feathers, sand …..to name but a few. Every week will be something different.

Parents can stay in the room to help their child work on their craft or if the child is settled, enjoy a coffee/tea and/or cake in our small coffee area. We will call you if your assistance is required.

Drop in at the following times:
Tuesdays & Thursdays 10.30-11.15am/11.45-12.30pm/1.00-1.45pm

£7.50 per child per session.


A fantastic after school arts and crafts club for age 5 to 10 year olds. Come along and create a different project every week with our resident artist Natasha Kemp, where you can hang out in our new art studio and get your craft on. We will be doing a variety of crafts and arts from painting, printing, model making, casting, textiles.. the list goes on! With a different project every week it’s a great way to develop your skills and learn new ones.

Every Wednesday 4:30pm – 5:30pm. £7.50 per child per session.


Our children sewing classes are on every week on Wednesday and Fridays from 4pm-5pm and are taught in blocks of 4 weeks. They are suitable for children age 8+ and cost £35 per person per block, this includes £5 towards fabric costs.

We instruct on the safe use of our sewing machines as well as teaching hand sewing skills. Projects may include aprons, bags, cushion covers, felt projects and moving on to clothes once more proficient and if continuing onto more classes.


Alongside our after school club we also run regular craft classes for children Buttons & Blethers.

Examples of craft classes include:
🔸Unicorn headbands
🔸Superhero capes and masks
🔸Card making
🔸Tutu and Tiaras

Prices from £7.50 per child and often include a free hot drink for accompanying adult.
We also have a large selection of craft kits for sale for you to make at home 👍🏼


Hold your child’s craft party at Buttons & Blethers.

What is included:
🔸Use of our workshop
🔸The craft activity/activities chosen
🔸Disposable aprons
🔸Biscuits and squash
🔸No clearing up!!

Prices from £15 per child.
Party bags are available at an additional cost of £3.50 per bag. These have at least 2 craft activities to make at home 👍🏼

Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm Sunday: CLOSED

4 reviews

  1. Hi my granddaughter has done a few workshops and she has loved all of them, keep up the good work Maggie. Xx

  2. The Fife for Kids team were paid to review Buttons and Blethers, find out what co-founder Claire had to say about her experience here:

    Buttons and Blethers have been a great supporter of Fife for Kids ever since we launched last year and it’s been great to see in return that they are becoming better known in the West Fife community not just as a craft supplier, but as the go-to place for creative classes for youngsters. Not only do they run regular children’s sewing classes and pre and after school craft clubs, they schedule a whole range of arts and craft-based classes throughout school holidays.

    The Easter holidays saw classes scheduled every day so there was something guaranteed to suit all ages and tastes!

    Due to the age of my youngest (just 3) we were invited along to the Mandala Rock Painting class as it was felt that she would enjoy the painting aspect even if she was a tad young to grasp the design work.

    It was a two-hour workshop (where the parents can sit and enjoy a cuppa in peace out in the store) and the children spent the first portion of this practising their colouring skills on some mandala prints and learning about the mandala style. Then after a snack break (where my eldest decided to sicken himself with ALL the free biscuits on offer) the children were able to pick their rocks and get to work painting. I genuinely didn’t think we would last for the entire two hours as it’s a long time for my two to sit still, but they sat, listened, concentrated and had fun for the entire session.

    In the interests of honesty I will say that, despite them having a fab time and being entertained for the entire two hours, I had wondered if £10 for the session for worth it. That being said however, there were several older children there and it was clear they had gotten even more from the session than my two. The rocks they painted were stunning and they had clearly worked hard at learning a new skill. I have to admit that I haven’t tended to take my children to classes/activities that involves them sitting for any length of time and being creative but both told me they had a great time and they came home with a bundle of art work and rocks ready to varnish.

    We will definitely be looking to book in for a summer class or two, and this time make sure I pick something that works a little better for their age range.

  3. Buttons and Blethers are brilliant and the ladies led be Maggie are so good with the kids – patient and knowledgeable – Cannot recommend them more 🙂 my daughters have attended sewing classes and many of the arts and crafts and loved them
    All !

  4. My daughter Clara had a craft party for her 6th birthday at Buttons and Blethers and she and her friends had an amazing time. It was a very chilled party despite the kids learning how to sew for the first time. They made a Christmas decoration and absolutely loved they got to take it home. Maggie and her staff were wonderful.

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