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How To

How-To | Sew a Button

Apr 25, 2018

Don't let a single missing button relegate your favorite garment to the back of the closet until the tailor (or mom) works their magic. Learn how to get down to business and expertly sew a button with our easy step-by-step guide.

Gather These Tools: 

Replacement button, sewing thread, sewing needle, scissors, extra needle/pin

how to start a button step 1

STEP 1:

Check the underside of your garment for extra buttons. If there aren't any, try to find a button that best matches the remaining ones.

how to start a button step 2

STEP 2:

Double-thread the needle with matching thread. Knot the ends together by rolling it into a ball using your thumb and index finger.

how to start a button step 3

STEP 3:

If needed, carefully remove excess thread from the area missing the button.

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STEP 4:

On the underside of the fabric, anchor the thread by sewing a knot.

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STEP 5:

Align the holes of the button with the holes in the fabric. Push the needle through the button.

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STEP 6:

Add the spacer (a second needle, pin, or toothpick can be used) on top of the button. Push the needle up from the underside of the garment and through one of the opposite holes.

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STEP 7:

Thread the needle through the opposite sides, creating an X-shape. You’ll repeat this process for six passes, three for each set of holes on the button.

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STEP 8:

Once the button is secure, push the needle between the bottom of the button and the top of the fabric.

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STEP 9:

Wrap the thread around the base of the button 3-5 times. Pull tight and then dive the needle back through the other side of the fabric to be tied off.

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STEP 10:

Finish with a knot and snip the excess thread with scissors.

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