How to Sew a Button on a Shirt by Hand
In this post I suggest you learn how to sew a button on a shirt by hand.
Tools for sew a button on a shirt
If your shirt is going to lose one of its buttons read this tutorial, my tips help you to mend it.
Here's how to sew a little button to thin fabrics with your own hands without paying someone else.
To do it you need have thin hand needle, thin thread and small scissors.
Choose a thread color carefully. Thread color must match to color of fabric a shirt and shirt buttons.
Mark the middle between the two buttons
Put a ruler between the buttons, as shown. You need to determine place where the button should be sewn.
Mark middle between two buttons with chalk.
In the center of intersection of these lines, you need to sew a button.
Both ends of the thread need to be knotted together.
Trim the thread ends near the knot.
First steps of sewing a button
First you need to pierce the needle on front side of shirt fabric.
So you can to hide the knot of thread under the button.
Place a button up the marked point and start sew on it to the fabric.
Make two three stitches on each side (between pairs of holes). Do not do more turns, because the thread is double.
How to make a button leg
Do not tighten the thread too tight, because is needed to make a button leg yet.
Look! There should be a small gap between the button and the fabric. This will allow the button to pass through a shirt loop easily.
When stitches are wrapped several times around the leg of button, you can proceed to final step.
Last steps of sewing a button
Pierce the needle through the fabric.
Tighten the end of the thread well and insert the needle into the bottom stitches, as shown.
Now wrap thread around top part of the needle a few time.
Now you need to tighten the thread well only.
Pass the needle between the wrong and front fabrics sides and pull out the thread, as shown.
Trim the thread. In this way, no knots will be seen from the wrong side.
Now zip up the shirt and make sure you have it right.
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