How to sew on a button

stitch 3 different types of buttons
How to sew on a button - mending sewing tutorial

This tutorial teaches how to sew on 3 different types of buttons by hand. I learned this method whilst working in tailoring workshops, and it’s a brilliant sewing technique that’s fast, strong and neat. This tutorial is suitable for sewing buttons onto knits, cardigans and sweaters; and onto outerwear like jackets and coats. The buttons demonstrated are:

  • Shank button
  • 2-hole button
  • 4-hole button



A separate tutorial for sewing buttons onto handknitted cardigans is also available: click here to view.


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