It is very common for garments to have buttons so buttons come off garments from time to time. This might become a problem if you don’t know how to sew on a button. A lot of people, including me, carry sewing repair kits or needle and thread in their purses or even keep them in their desk drawers at work just in case they need to do a little mending due to an emergency situation. If the old button is broken, you will not be able to sew it back on so you will need extra buttons.

If you have a sewing machine at home, you can use it to replace the button with the button attachment that most machines come
with.  The button will stay on longer if it is sewn on with a sewing machine. However, you really don’t need a sewing machine to sew on a button because you can have equally good results if you do the work by hand. The most important thing about getting a button to stay on the garment for a long time is to use good quality thread to sew it on the garment. The reason is that weak thread breaks easily so the result will not last as long.

Most garments that you buy come with extra buttons so if you have saved them, you simply have to find the button and so it on the garment; however, if you don’t have a matching button, find a close match to replace the button.  Hold the button firmly in place
so that you can sew it on properly.

If your jeans button comes off, you will have to replace these buttons differently since most of them do not come with holes in them so you might have to take them to a professional to get the button replaced but it not really necessary to pay to get them replaced if you know how.  There are tools that you can buy to snap the buttons on. Or, you can use a pair of pliers to get the job done.

Clothing can be very expensive so to keep them looking new by checking them periodically to see if buttons need to be replaced or sewn back on.

Replacing a button is very easy process and all it takes is a little practice and you will get the hang of it.

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