How to Reattach a Button
What you'll need
Clothing Item and Loose Button
Matching Thread
Scissors
Needles
Straight Pin or Toothpick
Seam ripper (optional)
Trim the old threads from the garment with a seam ripper or scissors
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Use the holes for your new stitches
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Cut a piece of thread about 18-24 inches long and thread your needle
3
Tie an overhand knot. Repeat for a double knot.
4
Sew up through one hole, then the button, back down through next button hole and through the fabric.
5
Use a straight pin or toothpick in the first set of loops to keep your stitches from being too tight
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Repeat the stitches 6-8 times in each set of holes. Don’t worry if the back is a little messy.
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Tie a double knot by sewing under a few stitches, looping thread around needle, and pulling tight.
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Check the fit of the button in the button hole. Congratulations!
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