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How to Sew a Button

by Andrea Greengard

Wondering how to sew a button? Well, wonder no more. The video above will teach you how to sew a button in no time. If this is your first attempt, don’t worry because you’re in the right place since this tutorial is geared for absolute beginners at sewing.

Supplies Needed

Here are the supplies you’ll need to sew a button:

  1. Needle
  2. Thread
  3. Button

Types of Buttons

How to Sew a Button - Types of Buttons
How to Sew a Button – Types of Buttons

In case you didn’t know, there are 2 kinds of buttons – flat buttons and shank buttons. Because of this, the method you use to sew a button will depend on what type of button you have. Don’t feel bad if you didn’t know that – this is a sewing for beginners article.

First determine which type of button you have:

  • The most common type of button is a flat button. It has 2 or 4 holes. As the name suggests, the buttons are flat with no loop protruding out of the back. The holes will go right through the button from the top to the bottom.
  • Shank buttons have no holes on the top but instead, have the holes through an extra barrel-shaped piece at the back of the button. 

More Tips

To read the original article in its entirety, or to get some tips on using a sewing machine, please visit this page. To see a useful hack to cut your sewing time down by half or more check out this page.

Video by Treasurie. Check out her Youtube channel for free sewing patterns, sewing projects and craft tutorials for beginners and enthusiasts.

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