BEST WAY TO SEW a BUTTON

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Introduction: BEST WAY TO SEW a BUTTON

I know there isn't the right way for sewing a button, but for me this is definitely the best way I learn to sew a button, doesn't require any finishing knots, and have a super strong hold.

My grandma, that was a taylor, used to do this way.

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Step 1: WHAT YOU NEED

Material:

-fabric to sewn the button on;

-button;

-thread.

Tools:

-scissors;

-needle.

Step 2: PLACE THE THREAD

Place the thread DOUBLE on your needle.

Step 3: MAKE a KNOT

Make a simple knot or two at the end of the thread.

It is not really necessary, but I just do it to stop the thread without pay attention.

Step 4: START

Just sew a small section of the fabric, where the button should go.

Step 5: PLACE THE BUTTON

Insert the button in the thread.

Step 6: SEW THE BUTTON

Simply sew the button to the fabric.

DO NOT SEW THE BUTTON TOO TIGH TO THE FABRIC: leave a small space between the button and the fabric, so the buttonhole will eventually be able to fit there.

Step 7: KEEP SEWING

Keep sewing the button to the fabric for 5 or 6 times, as desired.

Step 8: EXIT

Exit with the thread under the button, BUT on top of the fabric.

Step 9: WRAP

Turn the thread around the button for 4 or 5 times.

Step 10: INSERT THE THREAD

Than insert the thread between the button and the fabric, in the sewn you did.

Before in one direction, than in the other, and pull.

Step 11: CUT

Cut away the remanning thread.

You don't need any extra knots.

Step 12: DONE

Done.

This way your shirts will fell apart before your buttons!

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I mean to pass the thread in the needle hole, and make one end go all the way down to the other end, so the thread will be double.
It is better to take a look at the photo because my english sux

19 Comments

Nice illustrated instructions. Thank you! I would make only one suggestion: put a drop of Fray Check or another brand of liquid seam finisher on the thread atop the button when you are finished. I have never had one unravel using your method plus the Fray Check.

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I have saved this until it was needed - last night! it was so much easier than what I had been doing and seems stronger too. Thank you!

You are welcome, I'm happy was usefull

Very well done! I appreciate the beginning and ending points. I never "wrapped" before, but will from now on. Thank you and your teacher!

Same here, wrapping and imserting needle in wrap is what gives this it's strength. Thx OP!

I used to sew a lot and this is one tip I learned that's especially helpful to avoid tearing the fabric if the button gets caught on something. The wrap will keep the damage to a tiny hole.

So that's why, I didn't know! I just been teach this way.

Thanks! I'd forgotten to do it this way. Been a long time but the reminder is great!!