Here at Happiest Camper we love to inspire you as well as give you some practical ways to keep your life simple and “together.” That’s why we are bringing you 3 different tutorials on re-sewing buttons onto your clothes. These will help those just starting to learn to sew some of the basics, just like the ladder stitch tutorial. These tutorials are practical and helpful to get all those buttons back in their place! This tutorial will help you with step by step instructions for how to Sew a Two-hole Button By Hand.
Why is it that buttons seem to work their way off of all your clothes? If you are like me, you might have a box of buttons from things that have lost their buttons. With this easy How to Sew a Two-hole Button by Hand Tutorial, we will have all of those missing buttons back on your clothes in just minutes! This tutorial is so simple and easy to follow even your older kids can help put those pesky buttons back in their place!
What You’ll Need:
We are just showing you on a spare piece of fabric with a spare button, but this technic should work to sew any two-hole button on by hand. If you have never done it before I would suggest you try on scrap fabric first then on the article of clothing you are trying to attach the button to.
How to Sew a Two-hole Button By Hand
When starting this tutorial you will want to make sure that your needle is small enough to fit through the holes of the button! I always like to bring the button to my sewing box to pick the best needle for the job. First, we’ll need to thread the needle. It helps to have a sharp edge, so snip off the end of your thread to create a clean, new edge.
Next, poke the newly sharp edge into the eye of the needle. The easy way to do this is to get yourself a needle threader. This will make getting your thread through the eye of the needle so easy!!
Now, you will pull the thread through to your desired length. I usually like to over-measure this to allow plenty of room for error. 10” should be enough. Once you’ve reached the length you need, match it up with the rest of the thread and cut. You should have two sides of thread that are the same length at this point.
Now, cross the ends back over the thread.
You’ll want to create a loop to tie a knot with. This will keep your new button in place.
Pull the loop to make a knot and pull it tight.
It time to decide where you need your button to go. Once you figure it out, place the button and get ready to sew.
Coming from the underside of the fabric and underneath the button, poke the threaded needle up through one of the two holes.
Next, pull the thread all the way through until it is tight. Poke the needle down through the other hole from the top.
Now, pull the thread through and tighten again.
Close to where you began your stitching (this will be where the knot is), poke the needle back through the fabric.
Be sure it comes through the same hole you went through the first time.
Now that we are almost finished with how to sew a 2 hole button by hand, repeat steps 8-11 a few times (maybe 7?).
After you’ve competed that, we need to tie off the thread. After your last stitch comes out of the back (ensure the thread is on the backside of the fabric – not the side with the button), pull your thread tight.
Insert your needle into one of the loops you created with your sewing.
Then you will pull your thread to create a loop, but don’t pull it all the way tight. Insert your needle into this loop.
Now, pull the thread tight to create a knot.
Repeat this knot process again if you wish to make your button very secure. You don’t want it to fall off again!
Finally, snip the thread ends close to where you tied off the knot. Be careful not to cut your sewing! You may also cut the ends of the initial knot.
That’s it! You are done! We hope you enjoyed this how to sew a two-hole button by hand tutorial. I enjoy repairing buttons sometimes even more than tackling my next sewing project. Sewing buttons is a lot more simple, but just as rewarding in that an item I couldn’t use is back in the rotation. Get the older kids in on the action and teach them a new skill. They’ll be thankful for it the next time they lose a button.
If you liked this how to sew a two hole button by hand tutorial, make sure to pin it to your favorite Pinterest board or share it with friends on social media. If you decide to use this tutorial, take a picture afterward and tag us on social media as we love seeing the how others use these tutorials.
- Thread the needle.
- Pull the thread through to your desired length.
- Cross the ends back over the thread.
- Create a loop to tie a knot with.
- Pull the knot tight.
- Decide where you need your button to go and place it there.
- Coming from the underside of the fabric (underneath the button), poke the threaded needle up through one of the two holes.
- Pull the thread all the way through until it is tight.
- Poke the needle down through the other hole from the top.
- Pull the thread through and tight again.
- Close to where you began your stitching (this will be where the knot is), poke the needle back through the fabric through the same first hole of the button.
- After your last stitch comes out of the back, pull your thread tight.
- Insert your needle into one of the loops you created with your sewing.
- Pull your thread to create a loop, but don’t pull it all the way tight.
- Insert your needle into this loop.
- Pull this thread tight to create a knot.
- Snip the thread ends close to where you tied off the knot.
- Enjoy your newly sewn button.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.