How to sew a button for beginner sewistsPublished on 12 August 2019 By Emma
Hand sewing buttons is such a simple technique, even if you’re a beginner, and a skill you can use time and time again. Yet, knowing how to sew on a button the right way is important, if you want them to stay on! We’re going to share our little tricks with you, with this easy, step-by-step guide to sewing on a button.
1: Thread your needle
Draw the thread all the way through until both ends meet and tie in a knot. This will make your thread doubly strong.
2: Attach button
Hold the button in place, insert the needle into the back of the fabric, and draw up through one of the buttonholes.
3: Make some space
Hold a pin across the top of the button and secure in place with a stitch. You don’t have to do this, but it creates a bit of give in the thread to allow you to get it through the buttonhole nice and easily.
Pass the needle through the fabric and back through the buttons holes eight times.
5: Strengthen button
Insert the needle into the fabric and bring it out just behind the button. Now wrap the thread around the stitches eight times.
6: Fasten off
Bring the needle back to the back of the fabric and tie off.