Sewing on Buttons

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Banty gave a nice tip about sewing on buttons. I have another that makes the work look nicer. If you are using a button that is "not" a shank type, make your knot at the end of your thread as usual. Poke it down in the middle of where you want your button from the "front" side, come back up beside your knot, Then sew on your button as usual. This is especially nice for a shirt or coat where the front lapel is sometimes open and the knot shows.


Source: learned from sewing experience

By Elaine S. from Near Cedar Rapids, IA

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December 15, 20110 found this helpful

And be sure to dot the thread with clear nail polish. It glues the button in place and they will never come off. I only do this on cottons, corduroy or sports fabric. I'm not sure what the polish will do to silks or nicer fabrics.


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