Introduction

Sometimes buttons can fall off dress shirts over time. Don't just throw yours away. Replace it! Use this guide to learn on to replace one so that they can be worn again.

Parts

Measure out two feet of thread and cut it. Measure out two feet of thread and cut it.
  • Measure out two feet of thread and cut it.

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The needle is sharp. Be careful when working. Put the thread through the eye of the needle. Pull the thread through so that both ends are even.
  • The needle is sharp. Be careful when working.

  • Put the thread through the eye of the needle.

  • Pull the thread through so that both ends are even.

  • Tie both strings into a knot, closing the loop

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Begin sewing by putting the needle through the back of the fabric, out to the front, and through a hole in the button. Make sure the button is facing the correct direction.
  • Begin sewing by putting the needle through the back of the fabric, out to the front, and through a hole in the button.

  • Make sure the button is facing the correct direction.

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Put the needle through the hole diagonal and feed through to the back of the shirt Repeat this process for the other diagonal. Repeat the process of sewing through the diagonals multiple times.
  • Put the needle through the hole diagonal and feed through to the back of the shirt

  • Repeat this process for the other diagonal.

  • Repeat the process of sewing through the diagonals multiple times.

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When there is about 4 inches of thread yet, push the thread so that it is on the back side of the fabric.
  • When there is about 4 inches of thread yet, push the thread so that it is on the back side of the fabric.

  • Then push the needle back through making sure to not go through the button again.

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Wrap the thread around the button 4-6 times. Wrap the thread around the button 4-6 times. Wrap the thread around the button 4-6 times.
  • Wrap the thread around the button 4-6 times.

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Push the thread back through to the back side of the fabric. Tie the knot off and cut. Tie the knot off and cut.
  • Push the thread back through to the back side of the fabric.

  • Tie the knot off and cut.

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Conclusion

Your shirt is now ready to be worn again.

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