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What You Need:
Of course, a sewing needle is going to be your main tool here. Any type of basic needle will do.
In terms of thread, having about nine to twelve inches will be enough for most situations, however, if you want to double your thread over to make it stronger, doubling the amount of thread would also be necessary.
We’re also going to need a button, of course. Most button-up shirts will have spare buttons on the inside of the bottom front of the shirt’s placket. Most jackets and outerwear will come with some spare buttons typically in a small plastic bag inside one of the pockets and many pairs of trousers will often have a spare button on the inside of the waistband.
You’re also going to want a small implement called a spacer to be placed on top of the button while sewing, this will leave a little bit of extra room between the button itself and the fabric.
You’re also going to need a cutting tool.
A water-soluble marking pen, fabric pencil, or tailor’s chalk can also be helpful if you want to make a small mark on the fabric.
HOW TO SEW ON A BUTTON:
Remove the loose button from a shirt. If your button is loose but still hanging on, you should use your cutting tool to take away the thread that’s still keeping the button on the shirt.
Step one then is to thread your needle and knot the end of the thread. Another optional tool you might want to have handy is a little implement called a needle threader, these will come in some sewing kits and they make the process of threading a needle much easier.
Step two is to create your anchor point. This is the time to make a small mark on your fabric where the button will be located if you so choose but this is optional.
Step three is to position the button. Put your button on the anchor X point and begin sewing by pushing the needle from the back side through to the front side and through the hole of the button.
Step four is to create what’s called the shank. On your final pass from the backside to the front, come back up through the fabric but don’t go through one of the holes of the button.
Step five is to tie things off to make sure they’re secure. With both ends of your thread on the backside of the fabric, you can use your needle to make a small loop in one part of the thread.
Sewing buttons on to a suit can be done in the same way that we’ve just outlined for shirts but it’s often done with a slightly different technique so that there’s no visible knotting on the backside of the fabric.
Here, you can start the same way as before by marking your button placement if you so choose, threading your needle, and making a large knot in your length of thread which should still ideally be 18 to 24 inches and doubled over for strength.
Next, insert your needle into the front side of the fabric about 3/4 of an inch away from your mark but stop the needle point between the layers of fabric. Don’t go all the way through to the backside.
Next, using the loop method we outlined before, create a small knot at your mark just to make sure that things are secured at this point.
When knots are secured at your buttoning point, pull on the big knot, the one that you originally created with the thread to bunch up the fabric and expose some of the internal threading that’s inside the layers of the jacket.
Next, insert your needle through one of the holes in the button. Hold the button against the coat and place your spacer over the button as with the previous method. Put the thread through the button and again, in between the jacket’s layers.
Make your six passes as before, wrap around to create the shank, insert the needle at the base of the shank, and knot a few times to secure it.
After knotting, put your needle in between the jacket’s layers again.
Pull tight, clip the thread closely to the fabric and release so that your final tail of thread will also be hidden between the jacket’s layers.
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