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How to sew on a button - for beginners


how to sew on a button basic guide

In this tutorial, Sew Retro takes sewing right back to the essential basics, showing you step-by-step in their guide on how to sew on a button.

You will need;

The item or garment you want to sew the button (s) on.

Matching thread, needle , buttons and scissors

how to sew on a button basic guide

Thread your needle, and tie the two ends together in a knot. Stitch up from inside the glasses case/item or garment and do a couple of little stitches on the spot to secure the thread.

how to sew on a button basic guide

Thread the button on to the needle and start stitching through the buttonholes. If it is a two-hole button then just keep coming up through one hole and down through the next.

how to sew on a button basic guide

If it is a four-hole button, then make sure you replicate the stitching in the rest of the buttons either with two parallel stitches or two diagonal stitches creating a cross. Stitch through each hole about four or five times.

how to sew on a button basic guide

Once you have finished the last stitch, come up underneath the button and wrap the thread around the stitching underneath the button a few times this will protect the stitches and help hold the button in place.

how to sew on a button basic guide
how to sew on a button basic guide

Make a loop to secure the stitches.

Then take the thread back down to the inside of the glasses case/item or garment and do a couple of secure stitches on the inside of the item/garment (these stitches should not be visible from the right side of the item/garment).

Cut the thread.

how to sew on a button basic guide

Congratulations! You have learnt the basic of sewing on a button.

Interested in more sewing projects for beginners? Follow the tutorials on our blog or come along to our regular sewing classes to meet others and expand your skills.

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