Sewing on a button is not a difficult task, but it is a necessary sewing know-how – even if you’re not interested in sewing. Why? Because it’s happened to us all…
You’re putting on your favorite garment and POP! there goes the button, rolling across the floor… and under the bed. You put the garment to the back of the cupboard… time passes… eventually the re-discovered garment ends up in the garbage can!
But what if you knew how to sew a button back on? That’s where this easy to follow video helps. It shows you how to sew your button on professionally, with lots of handy tips and advice.
Before you watch it, here are some other handy hints on all things button:
- Some garment manufacturers provide an extra button, either sewn onto the label or on an inside seam, so don’t rush off to the store just yet…
- …except if there’s no spare button, then it’s off to the local haberdashery, just as you would for a new sewing project.
- Be prepared for the huge variety of button designs available. If you can think of it, you can buy it.
- When buying buttons, always buy one more than you need and keep it safe, or sew it on an inside seam. You never know when a button might fall off!
- Your basic button has two holes – as shown in the video. If your button has four holes then learn how to sew a button as shown in the video, then sew both sets of stitches before you tie off your thread.
- It’s usual to choose buttons and thread that merge into the fabric. (Boring!) Why not use your buttons as a design feature… go for bold, brash or maybe a mixture of buttons, with a contrasting thread to give a real wow! factor.
You’ve watched the video, read the article and sewed that button back on… you can now consider yourself an expert at all things button. In fact, you could say, you’ve got this skill all buttoned-up!
Also see: How To Sew A Buttonhole
How to Sew a Button Video: