Sewing On A Button

Sewing On A Button

When ‌it comes to ​quick fixes for your clothes, sewing‍ on a button is a skill that every ‍ individual should have.⁤ Whether‍ you’ve lost a button or just want to replace it with a new one, sewing it ‌back ‌on can be an ⁢easy and inexpensive solution. In this article, ⁢we will guide you through the ⁢step-by-step process⁤ of sewing on a button.

Materials Needed:

  • Button
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Scissors

Step 1: Choosing the Right Button

The first step is​ to ​select a button that matches the one you are replacing. Ensure that the size, color, and style are similar to⁢ maintain ⁤the​ overall look of your garment.

Step 2: Preparing the Thread

Next, cut a​ length of thread about 18 inches long. ⁢Double it up and tie a knot at‌ the⁤ end, leaving a⁣ longer tail on one​ side.

Step 3: Starting with⁣ the First Hole

Bring the needle up from the ⁤back of⁤ the fabric where the button will‍ be located. Pull the⁤ thread through the knot to secure it.

Step 4: Sewing the​ Button

Begin sewing by taking the needle through one of the holes on the button, then pass it ​across ⁤to‍ the opposite hole diagonally. Repeat this a couple of times to ensure that the button⁤ is securely attached.

Step 5: Reinforcing the Button

For ​added durability, create a shank by wrapping the thread around‍ a toothpick or a second button ⁣before sewing through the fabric.⁣ This will elevate the button slightly, allowing room for the other fabric to fit beneath it when buttoned up.

Step 6: Securing the Thread

After sewing on the button, take the needle to the back of the⁤ fabric and‍ make a few ​stitches ⁤on the wrong side. ‌Tie‌ a knot⁣ and trim any excess thread.

Step 7: Testing​ the Button

Once the button is securely attached, ‌test it by⁢ buttoning and unbuttoning to ensure it works smoothly.

Congratulations! You have successfully sewn​ on a ‌button. Keep ​practicing this useful skill,⁣ and pretty soon, you’ll ⁢be⁤ able to ⁣fix​ any loose buttons in a jiffy.

Remember,​ learning basic sewing techniques like⁣ this one can save‌ you both time and money, allowing you to extend the life ⁤of your favorite clothes!

2 thoughts on “Sewing On A Button

  1. Super helpful tutorial- just what I needed!
    Jane Michaels: Easy to follow instructions- Thanks!!

    Great tutorial! Easily understandable steps which will help sewers of all levels confidently attach a button.

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