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How To Sew A Button

<h1> How to Sew a Button </h1> 

<h2> Types of Buttons  </h2> 100 words

Flat Buttons

The flat buttons are typically manufactured in plastic or metal with 2 or 4 holes to sew the button onto the fabric. These buttons can be sewn on by sewing machines using a speciality foot to hold it in place.

Buttons are usually flat with holes and have specific measurements. A traditional men’s shirt will use different button sizes on the collar, cuff, and down the front of the shirt.

Shank Buttons

Shank buttons don’t need holes through the top because they have threads underneath. These are used to sew them onto a garment. A shank button is like a regular flat button, except that it has a shank (a length of thread or wire) attached to the back. This allows the button to stand away from the fabric, creating space for stitching decorative details in the buttonhole area. An elegant decorative button attached to a specifically designed shank and backing, the shank button is one of the most common buttons used in sewing.

Stud Buttons

Stud buttons can be used for a variety of purposes and are often included on clothing, especially jeans. Studs have also been used on clothing with a more rugged texture or to add accents. There are even specialized studs that can be used to provide a more professional look to certain home or business products.

Toggle Buttons

Created in an elongated oval with two holes in the center, toggle buttons are made to be both functional and fashionable. Toggle buttons are comprised of a loop as its fastener and button at the front. Toggles are a traditional fastener used to keep clothing closed. They are commonly used on duffel jackets and other garments with thick material.

Decorative Buttons

Buttons are used as embellishments in clothing. Buttons are mostly decorative, and have very little use in terms of serving a practical function. They can be found where the end user may have difficulty fastening or unfastening it, such as on the cuffs of shirt sleeves or on the jackets and vests to give an already complete outfit an extra touch.

<h2>Tools You’ll Need </h2> 100 words

<h2> Step 1: Thread the Needle & Knot the End </h2> 100 words

The first step is to cut off the extra button thread. Make sure you cut the thread on an angle with scissors, this way it will be easier to secure your stitches. After you tie the first knot, take the thread and wrap it around the button itself. Wrap it twice, so the threads are even, then tie a second knot. A 12-inch long thread should be enough to do this. Some people suggest using a dab of glue or a few drops of super glue to make sure the button stays secure. We say, don’t do that. There’s really no reason to go that far when you have a better option at hand. A piece of thread can do almost the same thing, and it will last much longer.

<h2> Step 2: Create Anchor Point </h2> 100 words

To start, you’ll want to place a pin where you’d like your button to be. Make a buttonhole the right size for your button by folding over a scrap of fabric the same weight as the garment you’re working on. Mark this with an ink fabric pen then cut a slit with scissors.

<h2>Step 3: Position the Button </h2> 100 words

<h2> Step 4: Create the Shank </h2> 100 words

4-Hole and Shank buttons are sewing buttons. 4-Hole buttons have a 4-hole that lets them be embedded into the fabric. Shank button have a shank, a fastener to provide stability and to relieve strain on stitching.Create a shank point by inserting a toothpick in between the stitches under the button.

For four-hole buttons, you’ll need to do three or four stitches for each pair of holes because you want it to be sturdy and secure. Shank buttons require only one stitch for each pair of holes.

<h2>Step 5: Tie It Off </h2> 100 words

After you have hand stitched the button, loop the thread several times around the bottom of the button, to create a shank. Then tie a knot at least three times within the button shank to secure it.

<h2>Tips </h2> 100 words

<h2> Warnings </h2> 100 words

<h2>Types of Buttons </h2> 100 words

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