Sewing a button it might seem like its complicated but in reality it’s super easy to do it. Sewing a button can become a new skill for your hand. Learning how to sew a button is a slight way to make yourself more independent. If you don’t know how to sew a button but want to lear, down below I will show you in some simple steps on how to do it.

Tool You’ll Need: 

  • Needle– Any needle will do the job but the slender the better.
  • Thread– You will need about a 12″ thread to do the hole process, try to use a thread that best matches the garment. Tip: We recommend you to double the threads over so it’s more stronger and easier to make a knot but you will use a 24″ thread.
  • Button– If it’s possible use the original button or else use simply what you can find. Notice how some buttons have two-holes and other four-holes, the method here is for four-hole buttons but it can be used for two-holes buttons
  • Cutting tools– You gonna need something sharp to cut the thread like scissors or a knife.

Step 1

If your thread is 24 inches go ahead and double over, which means sliding the thread through the eye of the needle and then doubling it over until both sides have equal amount. You at least want 12 inches to work with. With the double-over thread the ends just can be knotted together in a basic square knot.

If you have less than 24 inches of thread, you’ll have to use a single thread.  Slip a bit of slack through to tie it off with. An inch or two should be plenty of slack, but use as much as you need — in the next step you will have to pull it all back. To tie off the back end of a single thread, you can just wrap the thread around your forefinger several times. Roll the loops into a tight bundle with your thumb, then slip the whole bundle off your finger. Grip the bundled loops with one hand and tug the long end of the thread tight with the other. This should pull the loose bundle into a tight knot.

Step2: Create Anchor ” X” point 

First what you gonna do is Start from the back of the garment and pass the needle from the back to the front where the button is going to be needed. Run the thread through to the back, and then again back to the front. As you go on with the process you will want to make an X where the button will be centered. This X is also the reinforced anchor for the thread to ensure it doesn’t loosen during stress.

Step 3: Position the Button

The next see is putting the button on the X mark and being sewing by pushing the needle from the back through the hole from the hole through the first button hole.  At this point you want to add the spacer (a second needle or a toothpick). Push the needle up from the underside of the garment and through one of the holes on the button. Pull the thread all the way through until the knot snugs against the underside of the fabric. Use a fingertip to keep the button in its place.

Turn the needle around and push it back down through the hole opposite the one you came up from. Push it all the way through and tug the thread tight. You should be left with a single small line of thread across the button, connecting the two holes. After you will repeat this process for six times , three sets for each holes on the button.

Step4: Create the Shank

On your last repetition of the last step, come back up through the fabric but not through the button. Come up like you were going to go through the usual hole in the button, but turn the needle aside and bring it out from underneath the button.

Use the needle to wrap your thread around the threads beneath the button. Make six loops around the bridges of thread which will connect the button to the fabric, behind the button itself.

Pull tight and then dive the needle back into the base to be tied off on the other side of the fabric.

Step5: Tie it off 

Make a small knot on the back side of the fabric. You can use the needle to guide the thread through a knot but it’s your decision on the way you want it snug up against the back of the fabric.

Probably the easiest knot to tie off is a simple overhand loop tied with the needle still attached. Pin the thread down right against the back of the fabric, under the button, then make a little circle in the thread just beyond your fingertip and pass the needle through the circle after that you will want to tight it down and then cut off the excess fabric.

This steps can be used on any shirt buttons, suit buttons. Hopefully you put this to good use.

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