Watch: Sewing a button video
- Tips & Tools You’ll Need:
- Save the emergency sewing kits from hotels.
- Needle (2 if possible) – any basic sewing needle will do, the slimmer the better.
- Thread – you’ll need about 12″ to do the whole process. If you double your threads over (a bit stronger and easier to knot), use 24″. Try to use a thread that matches the garment color, but in a pinch, black or navy are unobjectionable.
- Button – the original, if possible, otherwise simply use what you can find. Most shirts have a spare set of buttons sewn on the inside of the bottom front.(find sample pic?)
- Note: some buttons have two holes, others have four. The method here is for a four-hole button, but can be adapted to two-hole buttons as well.
- Cutting tool – Scissors, knife, or something sharp to cut the excess thread. You can use your teeth in a pinch.