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Introduction

This is a simple repair of adding a two-hole button onto a pair of jeans. This repair requires a needle, thread, fabric scissors, and a fabric marker. After following the steps in this guide, a two-hole button should be firmly attached to a pair of jeans. Keep in mind that the needle being used in sharp and is hard to spot if dropped.

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  1. Find a thread color that matches the fabric you are sewing the button on to.
    • Find a thread color that matches the fabric you are sewing the button on to.

  2. Loop the thread through the eye of the needle.
    • Loop the thread through the eye of the needle.

    • Tie a small knot around the eye of the needle with the thread.

    • Make sure the knot is tight!

  3. Thread the needle through the fabric from the inside out.
    • Thread the needle through the fabric from the inside out.

    • Tie a knot at the end of the thread after pulling most of it through the fabric.

  4. Sew the thread in a small 'x' where you would like to place the button. If you don't want to sew, then mark the spot with a white fabric marker. If you don't want to sew, then mark the spot with a white fabric marker.
    • Sew the thread in a small 'x' where you would like to place the button.

    • If you don't want to sew, then mark the spot with a white fabric marker.

  5. Place the button over the small stitched 'x' or fabric marker spot. Thread the needle through the left hole of the button from the inside out. Pull the needle and thread all the way through the fabric.
    • Place the button over the small stitched 'x' or fabric marker spot.

    • Thread the needle through the left hole of the button from the inside out.

    • Pull the needle and thread all the way through the fabric.

    • If you can't find the hole of the button, thread the needle through the fabric first and then through the button hole.

  6. Cross the needle over to the right hole of the button. Thread the needle all the way through the fabric. This step creates the first stitch.
    • Cross the needle over to the right hole of the button.

    • Thread the needle all the way through the fabric.

    • This step creates the first stitch.

  7. Repeat Steps 6-7 four to five times, until you have a secure button.
    • Repeat Steps 6-7 four to five times, until you have a secure button.

  8. Create a thread shank on the inside of the fabric by looping the thread around a stitch.
    • Create a thread shank on the inside of the fabric by looping the thread around a stitch.

    • Pull the thread all the way through the hole until it is tight.

    • Repeat this 2-3 times.

    • Tie a knot after the final stitch to secure the stitches.

  9. Use fabric scissors to cut off excess thread. Use fabric scissors to cut off excess thread.
    • Use fabric scissors to cut off excess thread.

Conclusion

After cutting the remaining thread, your button stays on your jeans.

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