We all have that one favorite shirt or jacket that is missing a button in our closet. Here’s how to remedy that situation and fix it without having to pay someone else.
1. Take twelve inches of thread, knotted securely at one end, and thread your needle. Make a single stitch in the shirt in line with the row of buttons, about ⅛ inch long, and then make another stitch perpendicular to the first.
2. Hold the button about ⅛ inch away from the shirt and thread the needle up through one hole in the button and down the diagonally opposite hole. Do the same with the other holes and then repeat four times.
3. Wrap the thread tightly around the ⅛-inch shank that has been created between the button and the cloth to create a tight pillar.
4. Push the needle through this pillar a few times and cut the thread close to it.
5. Button up.