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Sewing 101: How to Sew a Button by Hand

Whether you’re making your own sewing project from scratch or simply replacing a missing button on an old shirt, knowing how to properly sew on a button is an essential skill to have. Even if you think you already know how, these ingenius tutorials will show you how to do it faster and to create a sturdier hold that will never tear or loosen.

Sew a Button in No Time Flat
This timesaving tutorial from Martha Stewart shows you how to sew on a button using simply a needle, thread and a common toothpick. The toothpick acts like a bit of a crutch to make the sewing process almost completely effortless.

How to Sew on a Button
The clever website Instructables offers some truly smart advice for sewing both shank and flat buttons. No matter what type of article of clothing you’re sewing, one of these processes is sure to work.

How to Sew a Button
Women’s Day also offers tips for sewing on a button, and these include step-by-step instructions and high quality photos for more visual learners.

How to Sew a Button On a Shirt
This tutorial from Real Simple will teach you to sew a button on a shirt or other garment made of lightweight material. With just three simple steps and about the same number of minutes, you’ll have a sturdy button with minimal effort.