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Introduction

A buttonhole is basically an opening in the fabric which the button can slip through. With excessive use the fabric will wear and fray, destroying the buttonhole. Even non-fraying fabrics like felt will stretch and show wear with a lot of use. Binding the fabric edge protects the fabric and creates a strong opening for the button to pass through again and again.

Frayed buttonholes are caused by excessive use of washing or resulting in the fabric wearing out or getting tattered. This also leads to the buttons popping out at the slightest provocation. Follow this guide to repair the buttonhole of your denim or other clothing item.

Parts

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  1. With a seam ripper, carefully remove all the threads from the frayed buttonhole. With a seam ripper, carefully remove all the threads from the frayed buttonhole. With a seam ripper, carefully remove all the threads from the frayed buttonhole.
    • With a seam ripper, carefully remove all the threads from the frayed buttonhole.

  2. Find a thread that closely matches the thread on the pants.
    • Find a thread that closely matches the thread on the pants.

  3. Holding the fabric right-side up with the buttonhole horizontal, begin stitching at the edge. Start from the inner side. Be cautious of your hand placement when pushing the needle through the fabric.
    • Holding the fabric right-side up with the buttonhole horizontal, begin stitching at the edge.

    • Start from the inner side.

    • Be cautious of your hand placement when pushing the needle through the fabric.

  4. The needle should be on the front side. Put the needle in between the layers of fabric and pull it through towards the inner side, securing the fabrics together. Put the needle in between the layers of fabric and pull it through towards the inner side, securing the fabrics together.
    • The needle should be on the front side.

    • Put the needle in between the layers of fabric and pull it through towards the inner side, securing the fabrics together.

  5. The needle is on the inner side. Pull the needle through the buttonhole towards the other side. Do not put the needle through the fabric.
    • The needle is on the inner side.

    • Pull the needle through the buttonhole towards the other side.

    • Do not put the needle through the fabric.

  6. Continue making buttonhole stitches along the side of the buttonhole. Keep the stitches close together.
    • Continue making buttonhole stitches along the side of the buttonhole.

    • Keep the stitches close together.

  7. On the back side, tie a knot to seal the thread. On the back side, tie a knot to seal the thread. On the back side, tie a knot to seal the thread.
    • On the back side, tie a knot to seal the thread.

  8. After sealing the knot, the button should fit into the buttonhole. After sealing the knot, the button should fit into the buttonhole.
    • After sealing the knot, the button should fit into the buttonhole.

Conclusion

This guide should be easy to anybody with sewing experience, and if you don’t have sewing experience, then this guide should be a good beginners guide on how to get familiar with sewing.


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