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Monday, June 15, 2015

How to sew a button quickly

My husband lost a button today.  I know a lot of people hate sewing on buttons, here is a quick and easy way to do it.  Please excuse the phone photos.  And yes, I do have a pillow on my lap, I have found it makes a comfortable table since my surgery.

I start off by folding my thread in half and threading it through the needle at the folded edge,
I tie my knot by wrapping the thread around my finger;
And then rolling it and pulling it tight.
This gives me a four strand threaded needle.

I only need to thread it twice on each side of the button since my strand is already strong.
After sewing the button on I need to tie the button off.  I thread the needle under the thread on the pants and pull through.
I make a loop and pull my needle through that loop.
I do that twice to make sure the button is secure.

All done!  It took me a lot longer to write this post then it did to sew on the button!  LOL

I was curious how many staples were in my incision.  I lost count but, it was more then 30 staples!

Have a great day ya'll!



Dora, the Quilter said...

That's how I do it, with a couple of variations. Before knotting the thread, I run the thread over beeswax.
My other variation is that I tie a quilter's knot so I can control the knot size.

Over 30 staples---oooooo! Glad they are out. How far can you walk now?

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I always hide my knot when I sew buttons. But I don't have to sew them often. Mine are usually belt loops. Why do men think those are used to pull their pants up?

"Oh taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him." Psalm 34:8

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