Sew a Button

The Martha Stewart Show, November 2007

Sewing a button is an incredibly easy task that anybody can do. Follow these instructions to learn how to sew buttons onto your pants and coats.

Pants Buttons
1. Hold button in place.

2. Send a threaded needle from back of fabric up through one hole of the button.

3. Stitch down into adjacent hole.

4. Stitch until each pair of holes has been bound four times in each double hole.

5. Tie off the thread under the button. Cut excess thread.

Coat Buttons
1. Lift the button away from the coat after sewing the button on, making a shank button.

2. Wrap the thread around the exposed threads between the button and the fabric.

3. On the underside, tie into a knot. Cut excess thread.


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