AUTOPLAY
How to Reattach a Button
9 steps
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What you’ll need
Clothing Item and Loose Button
Straight Pin or Toothpick
Matching Thread
Needles
Scissors
Seam ripper (optional)
Trim the old threads from the garment with a seam ripper or scissors
1. Trim the old threads from the garment with a seam ripper or scissors
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Use the holes for your new stitches
2. Use the holes for your new stitches
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Cut a piece of thread about 18-24 inches long and thread your needle
3. Cut a piece of thread about 18-24 inches long and thread your needle
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Tie an overhand knot. Repeat for a double knot.
4. Tie an overhand knot. Repeat for a double knot.
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Sew up through one hole, then the button, back down through next button hole and through the fabric.
5. Sew up through one hole, then the button, back down through next button hole and through the fabric.
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Use a straight pin or toothpick in the first set of loops to keep your stitches from being too tight
6. Use a straight pin or toothpick in the first set of loops to keep your stitches from being too tight
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Repeat the stitches 6-8 times in each set of holes. Don’t worry if the back is a little messy.
7. Repeat the stitches 6-8 times in each set of holes. Don’t worry if the back is a little messy.
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Tie a double knot by sewing under a few stitches, looping thread around needle, and pulling tight.
8. Tie a double knot by sewing under a few stitches, looping thread around needle, and pulling tight.
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Check the fit of the button in the button hole. Congratulations!
9. Check the fit of the button in the button hole. Congratulations!
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Thanks!