Welcome to a new sewing class! In today’s class I’m going to teach you how to sew buttons professionally and then I’ll teach you how to make a buttonhole.
The class starts by showing you the different buttons that we are going to sew in today’s class and you will see how I use beeswax to help me sew the buttons.
We use this type of wax to prevent the thread from tangling and to make it easier to sew but beware that this will make the thread a bit sticky.
We start by sewing a button with 2 holes and then the same button but with 4 holes.
Here we will see what a “shack” is on a button and how we do it. The shack is an extension of thread that makes the button have room for the buttonhole.
Then we will sew a shack button; these buttons are mainly used when we are working with thick fabrics.
Remember that depending on the size of your button you will have to create an extra shack to ensure that the button fits perfectly.
To finish hand sewing, we’ll move on to a popper button, also known as a jeans button in some countries.
Now we will move on to the sewing machine, where I will show you how to sew a button on a machine and different ways to finish it, depending on the sewing machine you have.
To finish, I am going to show you how to sew a buttonhole with a domestic sewing machine.
As always, if you have any questions about this class you can send me an email through your user account, in the support section.
Submit your exercises
As you already know, the best way to learn is by sewing, so for today’s class, I’m going to ask you to sew a few buttons and at least 1 buttonhole.
I am going to ask you to sew the same type of buttons that we have sewn in today’s class and if your machine allows you to sew a button by machine as well.
Remember to send me photos where the buttons and the buttonhole can be seen clearly so that I can send you better feedback.