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No matter what you spilled on your clothes or furnishings, we can tell you how to get it out.
You Will Need
- A button
- A needle
- A straight pin or toothpick
Select a button & thread
Select an appropriate button and matching thread for the article of clothing.
Thread your needle
Cut a suitable length of thread with scissors (12 to18 inches is generally enough), and thread and knot your needle.
Position the button
Position the button and check to make sure it lines up with the buttonhole.
Make first stitch
Make your first stitch by inserting the needle into the back of the fabric (where the knotted end won't show) and through one of the holes in the button. Be sure to pull the thread completely through on each stitch to keep it from bunching up.
Place a pin or a toothpick
Take a pin or a toothpick, and center it on top of the button. This will create space between the button and the fabric, so that later the button will slip easily into the buttonhole. For now, hold the pin in place with your finger.
Secure pin with stitch
Insert the needle through the next hole, into the fabric, and all the way through. This stitch will now hold the pin in place.
Make next stitch
Insert the needle back up through the fabric and into the first hole. If you have a four-hole button, stitch up through a new hole. Pull the thread all the way through.
Keep repeating these stitches until the button is secure. This will usually take eight complete stitches.
Tie off thread
On your last stitch, end with a double knot on the back side of the fabric.
Remove the pin
Now cut the excess thread and remove the pin. Gently pull up on the button to create space for the fabric.
Button it up
Button up your refurbished article of clothing with pride.