Is it news to you that you can sew buttons on without making a knot first? And there’s an easy way to do it. Keep reading on for a new hack from Vikisews tailors.
- Thread a double thread through a large-eye needle. Insert the needle into the fabric at the button X-mark, passing the needle through the thread loop that you have on one end. That’s how you secure the thread in place without having to tie a knot.
- Pass the threaded needle through the holes in the button and then through the fabric again, right where you inserted it for the first time.
- When sewing the button on, create a thread shank. The thicker the fabric, the higher the shank should be. Fold the fabric under the button to make the shank forming process easier. When sewing on 4-hole buttons, create two parallel bars of stitching.
- Make 6 stitches (2×3) or so. After that, pass the needle in between the button and fabric. Wrap around the thread under the button several times. Tie the thread off, pulling it through the shank.
- Pull the thread out to the wrong side. Cut off the thread tail.
- On the wrong side, there must be a thread dot where the needle pierced the fabric.
Watch the whole process in the video.
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