How Do I Sew Buttons And Buttonholes?

| May 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Buttons with just three holes.Image via Wikipedia

  • Here’s a tip for keeping those four-hole buttons on longer.Sew through only two holes at a time, breaking the thread and knotting it for each pair of holes. This way, should one set break loose, the other side will still hold the button.
  • Use dental floss or elastic thread to sew buttons on children’s clothing. The buttons will take a lot of wear before falling off.
  •  If you have trouble removing a button from a garment, slide a comb under the button and cut with a razor blade.
  • To make a straight cut for a buttonhole on heavy fabric, lay buttonhole section over a bar of soap arid cut with a razor blade.

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