How to Sew a Button on a Suit

Sew a Button on a Suit

In honor of National Button Day, which is today, we've decided to teach you all how to sew a button on a suit. It's an important skill to have, as you never know when a button may accidentally pop off. Suit jackets and pants are heavier than button-down shirts, so the technique for suit repair is a bit different. Without further ado, here is how to sew a button on a suit.

Materials You'll Need:Sew a Button on a Suit

  • - Needle, the thinner the better
  • - Thread, the color of your suit (or black if you cannot find your color)
  • - A spare button -- generally clothing items with buttons come with one or two backups
  • - Scissors, or anything else you can cut thread with
  • - A toothpick

How to Sew a Button on a Suit

  1. First things first: thread the needle.
  2. Place the button where it is supposed to go on top of the fabric
  3. Bring the needle up through a hole of the button from the underside of the fabric
  4. Take the toothpick, and lay it vertically across the button, so it separates the four holes into groups of two
  5. Bring the needle back down through the hole across from the one you just pulled it through, over the toothpick
  6. Do the same thing for the next two holes.
  7. Repeat this step 6 more times, three times for each set of button holes
  8. When you've finished this, bring the needle back up through the fabric as if you were going for another button hole, but instead bring the needle out to the side
  9. Remove the toothpick, and pull the button up to reveal the thread on the bottom of the button, to create the shank.
  10. Use your needle and thread, and wrap around the thread beneath the button.
  11. Pull it tight, then bring the needle back down to the underside of the fabric
  12. Make a small knot, then cut off the rest of the thread

Sew a Button on a Suit

And there you have it. Now you know how to sew a button on a suit -- isn't it much easier than you thought it would be? All you need to do now is go out and buy an emergency sewing kit, because you never know when disaster will strike. Happy National Button Day!

 

 

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