How To Sew On A Button
Knowing how to sew on a button can save you a lot of money. It only requires a few simple steps and tools that you may already have laying around the house. Follow these steps to sew on a button properly.
What you will need:
- A sewing needle
- Thread that matches the garment
- A button
- Cut a piece of thread and prepare the needle. Cut six inches of thread with the scissors. Thread the needle by pulling the thread through the needle eye until the ends are even. Tie the ends into a knot to secure the stitch.
- Place the button on the area where it originally broke off. You should sew on a button to the original spot so it fits easily into the button hole. Note: This also covers the shredded area where the button tore off.
- Sew the button onto the garment. Hold the button in place and push the needle through one of the holes from the inside of the garment. Push the needle back through the hole that is diagonal from the first hole. Do the same thing for the other two holes. Continue this process until the button is secure when you pull on it. At this point you are almost finished with your attempt to sew on a button.
- Knot the thread to secure the stitch. On the inside of the garment, pull the needle through the stitching. Do not push the needle back into the garment. Wrap the stitches with the thread on the needle about four times and cut the thread from the needle. Tie a knot with the loose ends and pull them until the knot is tight. Cut the thread remaining, leaving a quarter of an inch so the knot does not unravel. This finishes your efforts to sew on a button.
- The button is now ready to use. If the button pops off again, repeat the above steps and sew on a button again.
Posted on: Mar. 26, 2010