Most people know how to sew on a button. I hope.
The Pie doesn’t know. So this one is for him so he can do it while I’m away.
I find a lot of the things I buy have buttons that are inadequately reinforced, and generally within a few months of purchase the buttons fall off. Tragedy.
In this case, this is one of my favourite skirts, which I have had for years. The button at the top is about to pop off and leave me for good.
First, thread your needle, to wit., stick a piece of thread about twice the length of your forearm into the eye of a needle and tie the ends together.
Poke the needle through the back side of your fabric and through one of the holes on your button. My button has four holes, so I’m going to sew across it in an X fashion.
Poke the needle back through the hole diagonal to the hole it came out of, then through the fabric and through the button again, this time in the hole adjacent to the one you just stuck the needle through.
Go diagonal again, and repeat until you have trouble getting the needle through the button holes.
Poke the needle back through the back side of the fabric into the space between the button and the cloth. Hold the needle in your hand and wind the thread several times around the join between the cloth and the button. This will help protect against fraying.
Poke the needle back through to the back side of the fabric and tie it off carefully.
It’s not the neatest of jobs but it’s not coming off again any time soon.