How to Sew a Button on a Coat or Jacket
If you need to sew a button on coat or jacket read this tutorial. It contains the 15 photos with professionally comments.
This tutorial will help you to sew on a big button on the leather jacket, on the winter coat, on the fur coat etc.
Note: together with a big button you will also need a small flat button with two or four holes.
The big buttons may have holes or shank
The big buttons may have holes or shank, like this button. In any case you must to do a leg with wrap of threads.
Mark a point where the button will be sewn.
Big button needs sew with thread folded in four
To sew on the large buttons you need to use medium sized of hand needles.
Pull out from the spool about one meter of thread and fold it in half.
Now this double-stranded thread must be inserted into the needle eye. Tie the all four ends with a knot. In the result you will have a thread folded in four.
First steps of sewing
First needle puncture should be done from face side of clothing. In this case, a knot of the thread will be hidden under a button.
On reverse side of coat, you must place a flat little button and pass the thread through the holes, as shown.
If you do not use the small button, the large button can quickly tear off.
Note: Often in this case, together with a button tear off a fabric of coat also.
Now it's time to sew on the big button to material of coat or jacket.
The distance between the button and the material of coat must be at least 1 cm.
Make three or four stitches, no more, because the your thread is folded into four.
How to make a shank of big button
The big button must have a leg (shank).
To make it you need to wrap the stitches with the same thread, as shown.
When wrapping a shank with threads will be finished, insert the needle into the bottom of the leg and tighten the thread well.
If you want you may repeat this step.
Last steps of sewing a button
At last steps of sewing you need pul out the thread on wrong side of the coat or jacket and trim the thread with scissors.
What length a leg under the button? In finished form you must put a pencil under the button. Such a long of leg will make it easy to button up clothing sewn of fur or leather.
This method you can use to sew a big button on jacket, on winter coat, on fur coat and others garments that are sewed from thick fabrics or furs and leather.
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