Stitching On A Button

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Unsure how to stitch on a button? Then look no further! My tutorial will show you how to do a crossover button stitch.

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What you’ll need:

  • Fabric
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Button



Let’s get started! First we need to double up a piece of thread and knot the end so it doesn’t just go through the fabric.

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Once you have decided on the positioning of your button, pull the needle and thread through the fabric so that the knot will be on the back.

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Now that your needle is on the right side of the fabric, make a diagonal stitch and pull the needle back through to the other side. Repeat on this side so that you have a cross shape.

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Place your button onto the cross that you have sewn and bring your needle back up through the first stitch that you made and through one of the holes on the button.

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Then create the cross shape over the button. Repeat this step 3-4 times so that the button is secure on the fabric.

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For this next bit, push the needle up through the fabric but not through the button this time and pull the thread tight.

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Wrap the thread around the button 3-4 times and pull tight. Push the needle through the fabric near the stitches so it ends up on the back of the fabric.

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On the back of your fabric, tie off your thread by taking the needle underneath your stitches, leaving enough thread to create a loop. Feed the needle back through the loop, pull the thread tight and cut the remaining thread off.

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And there you have it, a quick and easy way to sew on a button! If you have a go don’t forget to share your makes with us on Instagram @aboxofbuttons or on Twitter @aBoxofButtons! See you next time!

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