Truly told, a 5-year-old girl knows how to sew a button on pants. Yet, little boys often lack this useful skill. And now that you can’t still sew a button yourself, keep reading to fill the shortage.
Sewing a button on pants is straightforward, I promise.
How to Sew a Button on Pants?
Step 1: Prepare button, needle, and thread
If the button on your jeans falls out, remember to save it aside for later sewing. In case you just lost the button, find an alternative or buy a new one.
Yet, you should know that not all buttons are the same.
For jeans, stud buttons are quite commonly used. They have two parts, attaching to each other. This type of button is pressed together after being installed on the buttonhole rather than being sewn. For trousers and other pants, buttons made of wood, cloth, polyester, leather are found.
Moreover, take the pants’ hole into account. Make sure the button can pass through the hole, but not too loosen before you sew the button securely on pants.
The next to prepare is the needle and thread. The color of the thread is important. To choose, unravel the thread end across your fabric and find out whether it blends into the pants. In case your pants are multicolored, you should choose the dominant one.
Step 2: Thread a length of thread
Normally, to sew a button on pants, a 16-inch length of thread is far from enough. Longer and it might cause a mess.
More importantly, knot the two ends of the thread. Otherwise, the thread will slip out. Simply put, make a loop and roll the two ends around between two fingers and tie the knot. Cut the unnecessary thread after the knot.
Step 3: Settle the button on the pants
Before attaching the new button, you must remove the old thread and button to clear the way. Place the button at the center of the old buttonhole and press it with your finger to keep the button in place.
Step 4: Sew the button on pants
- Pierce the fabric below the buttonholes and pull upward through the hole. Be careful not to puncture yourself.
- Insert the needle from the opposite hole and keep piercing the needle down into the fabric.
- Repeat inserting the needle from the other hold, upward and then downward, several times until you think the button is firmly sewn on the pants.
- Wrap the thread around the button into the tight loops to enhance the stitch.
- Insert the needle downward where you will tie off the button by pulling the needle through the final loop. Tie the knot several times to secure the button on the pants, if needed.
- Trim the unnecessary thread.
How to sew a button on pants that have four holes is similar to how to sew a 2-hole button. The picture above is a good example to follow.
Or refer to the following steps:
- Hold the button in place on the pants
- Push the threaded needle each on two holes as above. Spend a little extra space between the button and fabric to create a functional condition. Use an “X” pattern when you sewing, which not only secures the button better but the stitching pattern is also a kind of decoration.
- Repeat the process several times before you make a knot as you have done with the 2-hole button.
- Trim the unnecessary thread.
Tips to Make Sewing More Fun
Tips shared by Virginia Lindsay
Once you learn how to sew on a button on pants, for sure, you want to try more sewing tips because they are fun, right? Then, take these tips with you.
Hope they are helpful!