Buttons adorn clothes as well as keeping blouses and shirts closed and holding sleeves close to the wrists. Sometimes buttons can make a boring looking outfit come to life. Velcro and zippers can serve as fasteners too, but they just don’t look as good as buttons do. Buttons have been around for many years and they’ve become so popular they’ve made their little way into clubs, shows and websites. You should make an effort to keep the buttons you own in place because once lost, they can be difficult, if not impossible, to replace. Follow these steps on how to sew on a four hole button securely to make sure you don’t lose your buttons.
Position the button on garment, making sure it is in line with its partner buttonhole. Hold the button in place and push the needle through the reverse side of the fabric and through one of the holes in the button. Keep pulling the needle and thread through the material until the knot meets the fabric. Go through the same hole again with the needle and thread.
Put the needle and thread through the last hole (from the top side of the button), pulling thread through the buttonhole to the reverse side of the fabric. Go through last hole again with a needle and thread.
Put the needle and thread through the loop and pull all the way through to form a tight knot. The button should be on securely now, and it should look like there’s an X of thread in the center of the button.