Sew a Button by HandThis method shows how to sew on a button with fewer stitches simply by threading a needle with multiple strands.
This free-access example of an Insider member video shows how to sew on a button by hand, and is a taste of the expert sewing technique videos you can access by becoming a Threads Insider member.
Sewing expert Kenneth D. King explains how this method for sewing on flat buttons quickly and securely enables you to take fewer stitches by threading a needle with multiple strands.
You will also learn how to start stitching without a bulky knot in the thread and how to use a spacer to create a thread shank. The shank allows flat buttons to fasten neatly with less bunching around the buttonhole.
For more on buttons, read How to Sew on a Button: All About Sewing on a Button and “How to Sew Buttons, Snaps & Hooks.”
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So cool Kenneth! Who knew? All your videos are inspirational. No really!
The "spacer" temporarily on top - brilliant!
Enjoy ALL of your videos, looking forward to more of them.
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Yes, that's how my Mama taught me! But today, I'm more likely to use my Husqvarna Viking Epic to machine sew my buttons on... a great time saver. Do you know that you can sew buttons on by machine with any zig zag machine?
Excellent. Thank you.
That way to start things without making a big knot is brilliant! I used to be a professional button-sewer (no joke!) and still I learn something here.
I also enjoy your videos. I think that the simple tips are often the best. When I am hand sewing more than one button on a garment. I make a new knot, after securing the button stitch, before I cut the thread. The thread ends are much shorter, the thread does not accidently come off the needle, which is a pain, I am ready to just start the next button and I waste less thread. The last one pleased my Mom a lot.