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How to Sew Buttons, Snaps & Hooks

Learn how to sew buttons, snaps, and hooks correctly on the first try with this demonstration by Threads Senior Technical Editor, Judith Neukam. If you choose the right type of thread for the occasion and thread your needle with Judy’s simple method, sewing on buttons can be a snap.

Teach Yourself to Sew is for beginning sewers or anyone who wants to brush up on their skills. Throughout the year we will demonstrate basic sewing techniques, share tips, and give step-by-step instruction for beginner sewing projects.

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About This Video Series

This series for beginning sewers provides a complete course in mastering the basics. Our experienced Threads editors walk you through the fundamentals, from threading your machine through attaching that final button. The skills explained in Teach Yourself to Sew are perfect for new sewers or for those looking to brush up on the basics. Lessons include hemming, attaching buttons and zippers, how to iron, and sewing a jacket from a pattern.

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    fair | | #1

    So much to know about sewing button, snaps and hooks. I've been doing it all wrong for a long time. Thanks, Judith

  2. Finefelt | | #2

    Not keen on these suggestions. Fewer stitches through the button but with more threads in the needle might be quicker, but I question the security of the button. I have lost buttons using this method. Also, I favour using a buttonhole stitch when securing snap fasteners and hooks and eyes. Not only does this make it stronger, but it looks much neater.

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