Can’t find that pair of scissors? Here’s an alternative, especially when making button holes! This handiest of hints is taken from Home Hints for the Modern Housewife, published in London by Featherstone Press Ltd in the 1940s. This book is part of our Home Studies Collection which contains over 700 historical cookery and household management books from the last 300 years. Please remember all our hints are taken from bygone times and not to be tried at home!