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How to Sew on a Button: A Comprehensive Guide


Being able to sew on a button is a valuable skill to have, and it's easier than you might think. Whether you're replacing a lost button or simply reinforcing a loose one, knowing how to sew on a button can save you time and money.



  • A needle

  • Thread

  • A button

  • Scissors

Step 1: Thread the Needle

a knot in thread

Cut a length of thread and thread the needle, tying a knot at the end. Make sure the thread is long enough to sew on the button and make a few stitches.

Step 2: Position the Button

a button placed on fabric

Place the button where you want it to be and hold it in place.

Step 3: Stitch the Button

sewing on a button

Starting at the back of the fabric, push the needle through the fabric and through one of the holes in the button. Pull the thread through and push the needle back down through the opposite hole and through the fabric. Repeat this process several times, making sure the button is secure.

Step 4: Secure the Thread

knot thread on back of button

Once you've sewn on the button, tie off the thread by making several small stitches on the back of the fabric and knotting the thread.


Learning how to sew on a button is a simple and practical skill that can save you time and money. With just a few basic materials and some practice, you'll be able to sew on a button like a pro.

button and thread

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